Federal Firearms Permit
After September 11 a number of changes and regulations have
been put into place relating to firearms and ammunition. If
you are not a citizen of the United States you will be required
to obtain an import permit before you can enter the U. S.
with your rifle and ammunition. You may obtain information
at the internet site of the U. S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
and Firearms and down load the ATF Form 6NIA from the internet
When the site comes up, scroll down and click on “ATF
F - 5330.3D (Form 6NIA). Down load Form 6NIA and follow the
directions below for completing and submitting the form.
You must purchase a current Alaska Hunting License and enclose
a copy of the license when you submit Form 6NIA. Hunting licenses
are available through our office. Allow 2 months plus mailing
time to complete this process. Once approved the permit is
valid for one year from the date of approval. You are required
to have all of your documentation with you when you enter
the United States. You will also be required to export your
rifle and remaining ammunition when you depart the United
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DIRECTIONS FOR COMPLETING ATF FORM 6NIA
All required questions must be answered and the entries
printed in ink or typed.
Number 1 - Enter your full legal name as it appears on your
passport. For example, if your name is Gerald Dean Smith.
Enter: Smith, Gerald Dean
Number 2 - Enter your residential address. It cannot be a
company address or a Post Office Box.
Number 3 - Enter your telephone number, including the country
code and the city code.
Number 4 - Enter your fax number, including the country code
and the city code. If you have a fax number it is important
to list it in the event there are questions about your application
that can be answered by fax.
Number 5 - Check the appropriate box for either Male or Female.
Number 6 - Enter the date of your birth.
Number 7 - Enter the city and country in which you were born.
Number 8 - Enter the country from which you are exporting
the rifle and ammunition.
Number 9 - Enter the country in which you are a citizen.
Number 10 - Enter N/A, unless you have a current or past
Immigration and Naturalization Service admission number or
alien number. (If you do have a number, see instruction 21)
Number 11 - Enter N/A, unless you are from Canada. (If you
are from Canada, see instruction 22)
Number 12 - Check Yes.
Number 13 - Leave blank.
Number 14 - FIREARMS:
- - Enter the name and address of the rifle's manufacturer.
- - Enter the word, RIFLE.
- - Enter the caliber of the rifle.
- - Enter the model of the rifle.
- - Enter the length of the barrel, in inches.
- - Enter the total length of the rifle, in inches.
- - Enter the Serial Number of the rifle.
- - Enter N/A, unless you are from Canada.
Number 14 - AMMUNITION:
- - Enter the name and address of the manufacturer of your ammunition.
- - Enter the word, CARTRIDGE.
- - Enter the caliber of the cartridges.
- - Enter the total number of cartridges you have for the caliber listed in c above.
Number 15 - Sign your name in ink, preferably in blue. Remember,
you are completing 2 copies and each copy must have an original
signature in ink.
Number 16 - Enter the current date.
When you have completed ATF Form 6NIA send two copies by
Express Mail, both with original signatures, and a copy of
your current Alaska Hunting License to the following address:
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
Firearms & Explosives Imports Branch
Washington, D. C. 20226
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