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Register to use the FBI NICS E-Check · Access the FBI NICS E-Check Help Pages · Get the FBI NICS E-Check Enrollment Form · Ask the FBI NICS for Assistance. A Firearms Transaction Record, or Form , is a form promulgated by the Bureau of Alcohol, date of birth, government-issued photo ID, National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) background check transaction number. The NICS, developed by the FBI in coordination with the ATF and local and state licensee (FFL) and complete ATF Form (Firearm Transaction Record).

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It is highly suggested that you review the entire revised form including all of the Notices, Instructions, and Definitions. This form is effective January 16,you may no longer use the previous edition April of the Form as it will be obsolete.

The significant changes to Form include: Related Research and Background Information. Clarifies that the form is to be completed at the licensed premises unless the transaction qualifies under 18 U.

Incorporated State of Residence information from former Question Regrouped and revised the citizenship and immigration status questions to make them easier to follow. Clarifies that the repetitive purchase of firearms for the purpose of resale for livelihood and profit without a Federal firearms license is violation of Federal law.

Question 20 Formerly Question Clarifies that a NICS check is not required formm the individual receiving the firearm was subject to a background check as part of the NFA approval process.

Question 24 Formerly Question Question 24 — 28 Formerly Question 26 – Removed line 5 and added line numbers. Question 29 Formerly Question Question 30 Formerly Question Changed to a check box and added an instruction to fform the line number s involved in the pawn redemption.


ATF Form 4473 – Firearms Transaction Record Revisions

Question 32 Added to Fotm A check box to indicate that the transaction is to facilitate a private party transfer. Revised language to certify that the form was completed at the licensed business premises unless the transaction meets the requirements of 18 U.

Purpose of the Form – Paragraph 2 Added to Form: Federal law, 18 U. These 473 are set forth in section c27 CFR Information incorporated into Paragraph 1. Purpose of the Form – Exportation of Firearms: Instruction for Section A: Formerly instructions for Question 1.

Instruction for Question 2: Also clarifies that the State of residence for members of the Armed Forces on active duty is the State in which his or her permanent duty station is located. Instruction for Question 9: Instruction for Question Instruction for Questions Added a new paragraph between the 1 st and 2 nd paragraphs.

The term does not include any other discharge or separation from the Armed Forces.

Information incorporated into Questions Clarifies that persons subject to this exception, or who receive relief from disabilities under 18 U. Language revised and additional information added.

Former Instruction for Question Paragraph 2 removed from form.

Information incorporated into Question Information from Paragraph 1 incorporated into Question Information from paragraph 2 incorporated into Questions Information incorporated into Question 2. New Instruction for Question Also clarifies that U. Instruction for Question 16 Formerly Question Clarifies that frames and receivers cannot be transferred to anyone who is not a resident of the State where the transfer is to take place.

Instruction for Question 18a Formerly Question Clarifies that licensees may accept electronic PCS orders to establish residency. Instruction for Fofm 18c. Clarifies the exceptions to the nonimmigrant alien prohibition and acceptable documentation.

Instruction for Question 19 Formerly Question s 21, 22, Provides instructions for completing the form when a transaction was denied and later overturned. Clarifies that the exception includes transfers of National Firearms Act firearms to an individual who has undergone a background check during the NFA approval process.


Also clarifies that a NICS check must be conducted if an NFA firearm has been approved for transfer to a trust, or to a legal entity such as a corporation, and no background check was conducted as part of the NFA approval process on the individual who will receive the firearm.

Additionally clarifies that individuals who have undergone a background check during the NFA application process are listed on the approved NFA transfer form. Instruction for Question s Formerly Question s 26, 27, 28, 29 and Clarifies that these blocks must be completed with the firearms information.

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Also clarifies that all firearms fotm after by Federal firearms licensees should be marked with a serial number. Provides instructions for completing the form when the transaction is to facilitate a private party transfer. Should you require additional forms, please contact the ATF Distribution Center by telephone at or Please note that all six pages of the Form must be printed and retained as a part of your permanent records.

If you have additional questions regarding the revised Formplease contact your local ATF office. A listing may be found online.

Section A Question 1: Clarifies that both questions must be answered. Section B Question Question 33 Formerly Questions 31 – Combined the two questions. Former Instructions for Questions Contact Information If you have additional questions regarding the revised Formplease contact your local ATF office.