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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In addition, the sale of two or more handguns to a person in a five-day period must be reported to ATF on Form Removed line 5 and added line numbers.

ATF Form 4473 – Firearms Transaction Record Revisions

Former Niics for Questions United States government forms United States federal firearms law. The eForm is provided to the public, including major retailers, free of charge via the ATF eForm 4437 site. The significant changes to Form include: This page was last edited on 13 Mayat The Form contains name, address, date of birth, government-issued photo ID, National Instant Criminal Background Check System NICS background check transaction number, and a short affidavit stating that the purchaser is eligible to purchase firearms under federal law.


Information from paragraph 2 incorporated fom Questions Question 30 Formerly Question Lying on this form is a felony and can be punished by up to five years in prison [2] in addition to fines, even if the transaction is denied by the NICS.

Section A Question 1: All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from January Contact Information If you have additional questions regarding the revised Formplease contact your local ATF office. Views Read Edit View history. See “External links” section below.

Clarifies that these blocks must be ffbi with the firearms information.

The term does not include any other discharge or separation from the Armed Forces. If a person purchases a firearm from a private individual who is not a licensed dealer, the purchaser is not required in most states to complete a Form Prosecutions are rare in the absence of another felony committed with the gun purchased.

Clarifies the exceptions to the nonimmigrant alien prohibition and acceptable documentation.

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Additionally clarifies that individuals who have undergone a background check during the NFA application process are listed on the approved NFA transfer form. Provides instructions for completing the form when the transaction is to facilitate a private party transfer.

Federal law, 18 U. Some states such as California and Colorado require individual sellers to sell through dealers. Clarifies that persons subject to this exception, or who receive relief from disabilities under 18 U. Purpose of the Form – Paragraph 2 Added to Form: Clarifies that a NICS check is not required if the individual receiving the firearm was subject to a background check as part of the NFA approval process.


Regrouped and revised the citizenship and immigration status questions to make them easier to follow. It contains make, model, or serial number on page three of the six page form.

Instruction for Question 16 Formerly Question Question 24 — 28 Formerly Question 26 – Clarifies that the form is to be completed at the licensed premises unless the transaction qualifies under 18 U. These requirements are set forth in section c27 CFR New Instruction for Question Instruction for Question 19 Formerly Question s 21, 22, Instruction for Question 18c.

Purpose of the Form – Exportation of Fform Added a new hics between the 1 st and 2 nd paragraphs. Combined the two questions. Also clarifies that all firearms manufactured after by Federal firearms licensees should be marked with a serial number. Former Instruction for Question Instruction for Question 2: Language revised and additional information added. Section B Question Related Research and Background Information.

Information from Paragraph 1 incorporated into Question