ATF Form 9 (5320.9) Application and Permit for Permanent Exportation of Firearms

ATF Form 9 (5320.9) Application and Permit for Permanent Exportation of Firearms

What Is ATF Form 9?

ATF Form 9, Application and Permit for Permanent Exportation of Firearms (National Firearms Act) - also known as the ATF E-Form 9 or the ATF Form 5320.9 - is a form used to request an exemption from transfer tax and permission to export firearms regulated by the National Firearms Act (NFA).

The most recent version of the form was issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) on June 1, 2021. A fillable ATF Form 9 is available for download below. The main step in preparing to file the form is obtaining a license for exportation from either the Department of State or the Department of Commerce. If the license is not required, a statement to that effect must be attached.

NFA firearms include the following: shotguns with a barrel or barrels less than 18 inches in length, firearms, made of shotguns, rifles with a barrel or barrels less than 16 inches in length, weapons, made of such rifles, and silencers. The act also covers various destructive devices: missiles, grenades, bombs, and other similar devices.

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ATF Form 9 Instructions

  1. Part 1, Application. This part is completed by the applicant.
    • Block 1 - 3. Self-explanatory;
    • Block 4, Name of Exporter. Enter the name of the exporter, including a trading name if any;
    • Block 5, Address. Enter the full mailing address of the exporter, including ZIP code;
    • Block 6, Federal Firearms License. Enter the 15-digit number of the FFL, if any;
    • Block 7, Employer Identification Number. Enter the exporter's EIN;
    • Block 8, Export License Number for this Shipment. Provide the export license number for the shipment, if any;
    • Block 9, Description of Firearm(s). Provide information about the exported weapons. Enter the type, caliber, model, length of the barrel, overall length and the serial number of each item. If the provided space is not enough, continue on a separate sheet;
    • Block 10 - 11. Provide the signature and title of the authorized official or the owner of the exporter and date the form.
  2. Part 2, Permit. This part is completed by the ATF, indicating whether the application is approved, information about the tax assessment of the transfer, date, and signature of the ATF official.
  3. Part 3, Certification by Customs. This part is completed by customs. This part contains confirmation that the exported firearms were laden and cleared. This part includes information about the carrier, date of clearance, a destination of exported items, port, a signature of customs official and date of signing the form.
  4. Part 4, Certification of Mailing by Parcel Post/Exportation. This part is completed by parcel post or exportation port. It contains the name or stamp of the post office, a signature of postmaster and date the items were posted.

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