Firearms and Explosives Imports Directorate (BEIF) staff typically take approximately four to six weeks to process a completed ATF Form 6. In order to help us in the prompt processing of your forms, we ask you to make sure of the following: Any information you can provide for further identification of the elements may be noted in point 8b. For example, if you know that the firearm is a non-sporting firearm or NFA, you can note this information separately directly under the columns point 8b-d after describing the articles of points 8a-k. If you are importing frames or recipients, specify it in the same box. If you are entering items on a separate attached sheet, enter the total quantity of all items requested on the front of the application in point 8(d). To help us process your forms in a timely manner, we ask that you ensure the following: J. For machine guns classified as curiosity or relic, the importer must provide detailed information on why a particular weapon is suitable for law enforcement purposes, who would be the expected customers, and information on the availability of firearms to fulfill call-ups. 27 CFR 479,105; See also ATF Judgments 85-2, 2002-5; ATF NFA Guide. Any information you can provide to identify other elements may be noted in point 8b. For example, if you know that the firearm is an assault weapon, non-sport or NFA, you can note this information separately directly under the columns point 8b- after having already described the items in points d 8a-k. An application and permit to import firearms, ammunition, and defense items are generally required to import defense items into the United States. The latest PDF version that cannot be completed of the ATF 6 Part I Import Permit Application can be found on our website in the Forms Library. You can also browse our website under Download Forms or contact our ATF Distribution Center to order an annual supply of one of our forms and publications.
Please ensure that all the information required for point 8 is included in the Annexes. Copies of invoices or catalogues may not contain enough information for ATF to determine whether the items are importable. Firearms returned to the United States for repair, replacement or adaptation and subsequent export must be imported with a temporary import permit issued by the U.S. Department of State: One tracking method used by importers involves the use and placement of an internal control number or optional number generated by importers on permit applications they submit. The ATF encourages the use of internal control numbers or optional numbers by importers. Importers who choose to use an internal control number or optional numbers (consisting of no more than 20 alphanumeric characters) must place these numbers at the top of their ATF 6 form in the field for optional use by the applicant. Our database allows us to capture these unique numbers as a key field and allows us to search for the unique number set by the importer for a specific application. . Points 9a, 9b or 9c should be checked. Please note that items 9b and 9c refer to U.S. military defense items designated by the State Department as Significant Military Equipment (EMS) (e.g.
B firearms and components of firearms, ammunition and ammunition components, military vehicles, military aircraft) and not goods manufactured for the commercial or civilian market. You must check point 9b if the SME sought for import contains parts or components manufactured in the United States or parts or components manufactured with the United States. The military technical data or support and SME was provided by the U.S. government to a foreign government through a grant or overseas military sale program, and you must attach to your application a copy of the written retransfer authorization issued to the foreign seller by the following entity: For example, firearms and firearm components are Category I and ammunition is Category III.C. To become a Class I Special (Business Taxpayer), you must check point 9c if the SME sought for import contains parts or components manufactured in the United States and/or parts manufactured abroad or components manufactured with the United States. military-technical data or assistance and have been provided to a foreign government on the basis of an export license issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and you must attach to your application a copy of the written retransfer authorization issued to the foreign seller by the following body: ATF F 5330.3A (Form 6, Part I)? Application and permit for the importation of firearms, ammunition and equipment from the First World War. Surplus military firearms (other than Curios & Relics) or firearms and non-sporting ammunition To obtain approval for submitted applications, items to be imported must be correctly and fully identified on ATF F 5330.3A (Form 6). For new or unusual firearms, photos and drawings of all brands must be submitted with permission. Individuals who wish to import firearms, ammunition, and defense items are strongly advised to first determine if the items are importable, and then obtain an approved ATF 6 form before purchasing the items abroad or attempting to bring them to the United States. Items may be conditionally imported in accordance with 18 U.S.C§ 925(d) and/or 26 U.S.C§ 5844. .
E. Requests for demonstration required from NFA firearms law enforcement agencies must always include the imported firearm by type, calibre, model designation and quantity. Applications to import two or more firearms of a given model are only approved if the distributor/importer submits documentation demonstrating good faith reasons why a single firearm is not sufficient. See 27 CFR § 479.105(d); See also ATF 2002-5; ATF NFA Guide. Remember: the barrel and total length are not the only criteria used to determine the import status of firearms. To meet the athletic criteria and be eligible for importation under the Act in section 925(d)(3): (1) the rifles must meet the requirements set out in the 1989 and 1998 import studies; 2. The shotguns meet the criteria set out in the 2012 importability study of certain shotguns. (3) Pistols must have a total length of 6 inches and achieve a minimum score of 75 points on ATF F 5330.5, factoring criteria for weapons, and revolvers must have a minimum barrel length of 3 inches or more, pass the Hammerfall safety test and achieve a minimum score of 45 points on ATF F 5330.5. Factoring criteria for weapons.
. Keep in mind that if you hold a federal “08” or “11” firearms licence but are not registered as an importer under the Arms Export Control Measure, you are limited to the importation of sport shotguns, sport shotgun ammunition and sport shotgun parts for resale. In points 8c-k, a more detailed description of the item is given, e.B gauge/gauge, quantity, unit cost in US dollars, USMIL category, model designation, barrel and total lengths in inches, serial number if known and condition of the items (N = new and U = used). USMIL categories are in 27 CFR § 447.21 as described in our atf 5300.4. Note: Typically, Firearms and Explosives Imports Directorate (BIF) staff require four to six weeks to process a properly executed ATF Form 6 import permit application. Department of State Retransfer Authorization with Form 6 required. .