ATF CONFIRMED EFORM 4 IS BACK!

The ATF has Released the Below Information about the ATF EForm's update which includes the ATF EForm 4 Revival.

Outage Period:

In order to facilitate this upgrade, eForms will be offline during the following time frame:

Upgrade Start: Friday, December 17 at 9 p.m.

Tentative Finish: Tuesday, December 21 at 6 a.m.

You can continue to use the existing eForms until the upgrade starts at 9 p.m. next Friday. During the upgrade time frame, however, eForms will be unavailable. 

What You Need to Know:

The web address of eForms is not changing. If you have bookmarked eForms in your browser, it will automatically access the new eForms.

Your eForms User ID is not changing. All your previous submissions will transfer to the new system.

Required Steps After Upgrade:

We're updating the eForms login process to provide enhanced security and establish a trusted relationship between the user and ATF. Here's what you'll need to do after Dec. 21:

  1. After the upgrade, you'll need to manually reset your password before you can log in for the first time.
  2. Once you log in with your new password, the system will ask you to update your user profile information and create a security PIN.

Please review ATF's step-by-step guide with screenshots, but do not complete these steps until the upgrade is complete on Dec. 21:

📄 Existing Users - First Time Login Steps (docx, 1.75 MB)

📄 New Users - First Time Login Steps (docx, 1.33 MB)

What to Expect:

Once the upgrade is finished, you may notice a few changes in the eForms interface. Here's what to expect:

  • ATF eForm 4 is coming back. After the upgrade, you will be able to submit the ATF Form 4 electronically through eForms.
  • Electronic submission of ATF Forms 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 6A, 9, 10 and 5300.11 with the required electronic documents.
  • Electronic submission of fingerprint cards for ATF Form 4. You will be able to attach your “digital fingerprint cards” to your submission.
  • Support for larger file attachments. The updated eForms will accept electronic documents up to 30 MB in size.
  • Enhanced validations to ensure that the upfront validations of your data occur prior to submission.
  • User PIN for validating the submission of all forms as part of the submission process.
  • Self-service support for forgotten passwords and PINs.
  • Rules of behavior that must be accepted to proceed with the use of eForms.
  • “Ask the Expert” to send your questions to our subject matter experts.
  • Use of smarter technology to improve customer service and build a foundation for future enhancements such as an Application Programming Interface (API) and Captcha.

Other NFA Gun Trust and ATF Related Blog Posts

  • What constitutes residency in a state?
    What constitutes residency in a state?

    For Gun Control Act (GCA) purposes, a person is a resident of a state in which he or she is present with the intention of making a home in that state. The state of residence for a corporation or ot...

  • ATF eForm 5 NFA Tax Stamp Walk-Through Guide
    ATF eForm 5 NFA Tax Stamp Walk-Through Guide

    *Coming Soon* How to guide and walk-through guide for the ATF eForm 4 NFA Tax Stamp Application - ATF e5320.5 Application for Tax Exempt Transfer and Registration of Firearm  

  • Single Shot Trust vs Unlimited NFA Gun Trusts
    Single Shot Trust vs Unlimited NFA Gun Trusts

    We get asked frequently how the Single Shot NFA Gun Trust and our traditional NFA Gun Trusts work.  The Single Shot NFA Gun Trust appears to be only used within the Silencer Shop ecosystem.  Meanin...