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ATF NFA Branch COVID-19 Hours

ATF NFA Branch COVID-19 Hours

During the Coronavirus COVID-19 shutdowns the ATF NFA branch is still open and the hours are still the same and shown below. Please note that most examiners are teleworking and communication might be delayed. 
How Long are Passport Photos Valid for use with ATF Tax Stamp Applications?

How Long are Passport Photos Valid for use with ATF Tax Stamp Applications?

According to the ATF, passport photos must be taken within 1 year prior to the date of application. 
ATF eForm 1 Approved Tax Stamp is not Visible on Phone Error

ATF eForm 1 Approved Tax Stamp is not Visible on Phone Error

When your ATF eForm 1 tax stamp is approved by the ATF, you will be informed via email.  The ATF will attach your approved ATF eForm 1 tax stamp a...
ATF eForm 1 Box 4j is Unchecked on approved ATF eForm 1

ATF eForm 1 Box 4j is Unchecked on approved ATF eForm 1

When applying for an ATF eForm 1 tax stamp you may notice that Box 4j. is unchecked if you use the ATF eForm 1 application.  This is correct and is...
Do ATF Form 1, ATF Form 4 or ATF Form 5 Paperwork need to be printed Double-sided?

Do ATF Form 1, ATF Form 4 or ATF Form 5 Paperwork need to be printed Double-sided?

The ATF doesn't require applicants to print the ATF Form 1, ATF Form 4 or ATF Form 5 paperwork double-sided. 
I have a NFA firearm and I’m moving. What do I do?

I have a NFA firearm and I’m moving. What do I do?

A registered possessor of an NFA firearm, other than a federal firearms licensee/special occupational taxpayer (FFL/SOT), may not lawfully transpor...
FD-258 Fingerprint Card Fillable .PSD File

FD-258 Fingerprint Card Fillable .PSD File

We have created FD-258 Fingerprint Card Fillable .PSD File that can help creating your fingerprint cards for multiple tax stamp applications or one tax stamp application. Each responsible person on the application, will need to submit two fingerprint cards for each tax stamp application.  With our FD-258 fingerprint card kit you can simply fingerprint yourself. 
What is the Average Time for your Approved Tax Stamp to Arrive?

What is the Average Time for your Approved Tax Stamp to Arrive?

If you are applying using the ATF Form 1 or ATF Form 4 or the ATF Form 5, the average time for your approved tax stamp to arrive at your SOT dealer...
Can you use a PO Box for your ATF Form Application

Can you use a PO Box for your ATF Form Application?

You can list a PO Box when using the ATF Form 1, but the ATF will still want a physical address, as well.  
If an individual is changing their state of residence, and their application to transport the NFA firearm cannot be approved because of a prohibition in the new state, what options does a lawful possessor have?

If an individual is changing their state of residence, and their application to transport the NFA firearm cannot be approved because of a prohibition in the new state, what options does a lawful possessor have?

In this situation, the individual's NFA firearms may be left in a safe deposit box in their former state of residence. The firearm could also be le...
Can a NFA Gun Trust have Only One Responsible Person?

Can a NFA Gun Trust have Only One Responsible Person?

Yes, a NFA gun Trust can comprise of a single responsible person.  This is quite common when NFA gun trusts are created initially.  However, when you create your NFA gun trust, you will still need to designate a successor trustee and at least one beneficiary. 
Is the ATF 4473 Required to Pick Up a Silencer, SBR or Other ATF Form 4 NFA Firearm?

Is the ATF 4473 Required to Pick Up a Silencer, SBR or Other ATF Form 4 NFA Firearm?

When you do visit your SOT dealer to pick up your NFA Firearm(s), you will then be required to fill out the ATF 4473 for the NFA firearms(s).  This is completely normal and required by the ATF.  However, you aren’t required to go through the NICS background check for the NFA firearm(s) that you are picking up.