Any responsible party may apply for an LI. The applicant for an LI is usually the U.S. exporter or a financial advisor representing the exporter. A financial advisor acting on behalf of a foreign buyer may also apply for an LI, but the LI will be issued directly to the foreign buyer. A foreign buyer or borrower may also apply.

Ex-Im Bank Letter of Interest applications can be submitted online via a secure, Internet-based application.

The processing fee for an online application is $100.00 and is non-refundable.

Applying Online

To submit an online Letter of Interest application, your company must be registered in Ex-Im Online, and you must have a user account associated with your company registration.

Your Ex-Im Online user ID and password will enable you to access the online Letter of Interest application.