ATF Form 5330.3A Atf Form 6 - Part 1 - Application and Permit for Importation of Firearms, Ammunition and Defense Articles

What Is ATF Form 6 Part 1?

ATF Form 6-Part 1, Application and Permit for Importation of Firearms, Ammunition and Implements of War (ATF Form 5330.3A) is used to provide the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) with the information necessary to determine if a specific importer is qualified for the importation of articles listed on the form. This document also serves as an authorization for the importer.

ATF Form 5330.3A was last revised by the ATF in November 2016. Find the new ATF Form 6 fillable (Part 1) below for download.

Below is a list of related forms:

  • ATF Form 6A Release and Receipt of Imported Firearms, Ammunition and Implements of War (ATF Form 5330.3C)
  • ATF Form 6-Part 2 Application and Permit for Importation of Firearms, Ammunition and Implements of War (ATF Form 5330.3B)
  • ATF Form 6NIA Application/Permit for Temporary Importation of Firearms and Ammunition by Nonimmigrant Aliens (ATF Form 5330.3D)
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U.S. Department of Justice
OMB No. 1140-0005 (10/31/2019)
Application and Permit for Importation of
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Firearms, Ammunition and Defense Articles
Not for use by Members of the United States Armed Forces.
For ATF Use Only
For Applicant's Optional Use
Permit No. (Valid for 24 months from the date appearing in Item 19 below.) NPR No. Internal Control/Reference #
E-mail Address (Optional)
Section I - Application (Submit in triplicate) - For Applicant Use
3. Country of Exportation
1. Federal Firearms License (If Any)
2. Telephone No. (Including
License No. (x-xx-xxx-xx-xxxxx)
Expiration Date
Extension No.)
4. Name and Address of Customs Broker (Including Zip Code)
5. Applicant's Name and Address (Including Zip Code)
Check here if permit is to be returned to Customs Broker.
Check here if permit is to be returned to applicant.
7. Name and Address of Foreign Shipper
6. Name and Address of Foreign Seller, if any
8. Description of Firearms and Ammunition (For firearms, enter (SG)-Shotgun; (RI)-Rifle; (PI)-Pistol; (RE)-Revolver; (DD)-Destructive Device; (MG)-Machinegun)
Name and Address of
Type
U.S.
Serial
New (N)
Caliber
Quantity
Unit
Model
Overall
Length
Manufacturer
Munitions
(Frame,
Gauge
Cost (U.S.
No.
or Used
(Each Type)
(required)
of Barrel
Length
City and State
Receiver,
Import List
(U)
or Size
Currency)
(Inches)
(Inches)
SG, RI, PI,
or
Category
RE,DD,MG)
City and Country
a.
c.
e.
g.
b.
d.
f.
h.
i.
j.
k.
See Attachment
Description
9. Certification of Origin. The items sought for importation in
block 8:
a. Do not contain parts or components produced by or for the U.S.
See Attachment
military and do not contain parts or components manufactured
Core
(Ball
with U.S. military technical data or assistance.
Materi
Wad-
b. Contain parts or components produced by or for the U.S.
al
cutter,
military or parts or components manufactured with U.S. military
(Lead,
Shot, AP,
technical data or assistance.
Steel
Tracer)
c. Contain parts or components produced by or for the U.S. military or
etc.)
(Rounds)
components manufactured with U.S. technical data or assistance that
were sold abroad pursuant to a Direct Commercial Sale licensed by
See Attachment
the Department of State.
10. Specific Purpose of Importation, Including Final Recipient, If Known (Use additional sheets, if necessary)
11. Are You Registered as an Importer Pursuant to The Arms Export
12. If "Yes," Give Importer's Registration No. and Expiration Date (A-xx-xxx-xxxx)
Control Act of 1976
No
Yes
Under the penalties provided by law, I declare that I have examined this application, including the documents submitted in support of it, and, to the best of my knowledge and
belief, it is true, correct, and complete.
13. Name of Applicant (Printed)
14. Signature of Applicant
15. Title
16. Date
Section II - For ATF Use Only (Please make no entries in this section)
17. The application Has Been Examined and the Importation of the Firearms, Ammunition, and Defense Articles Described Herein is:
Approved
Disapproved for the Reason Indicated
Returned Without Action for Additional
Conditionally Approved
Partially Approved for the Reason
Here or on Attached Letter
Information
Indicated Here or on Attached Letter
Withdrawn By Applicant Without Action
No Permit Required
18. Signature of the Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives or representative
19. Date
ATF E-Form 6 - Part 1 (5330.3A)
Revised November 2016
U.S. Department of Justice
OMB No. 1140-0005 (10/31/2019)
Application and Permit for Importation of
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Firearms, Ammunition and Defense Articles
Not for use by Members of the United States Armed Forces.
For ATF Use Only
For Applicant's Optional Use
Permit No. (Valid for 24 months from the date appearing in Item 19 below.) NPR No. Internal Control/Reference #
E-mail Address (Optional)
Section I - Application (Submit in triplicate) - For Applicant Use
3. Country of Exportation
1. Federal Firearms License (If Any)
2. Telephone No. (Including
License No. (x-xx-xxx-xx-xxxxx)
Expiration Date
Extension No.)
4. Name and Address of Customs Broker (Including Zip Code)
5. Applicant's Name and Address (Including Zip Code)
Check here if permit is to be returned to Customs Broker.
Check here if permit is to be returned to applicant.
7. Name and Address of Foreign Shipper
6. Name and Address of Foreign Seller, if any
8. Description of Firearms and Ammunition (For firearms, enter (SG)-Shotgun; (RI)-Rifle; (PI)-Pistol; (RE)-Revolver; (DD)-Destructive Device; (MG)-Machinegun)
Name and Address of
Type
U.S.
Serial
New (N)
Caliber
Quantity
Unit
Model
Overall
Length
Manufacturer
Munitions
(Frame,
Gauge
Cost (U.S.
No.
or Used
(Each Type)
(required)
of Barrel
Length
City and State
Receiver,
Import List
(U)
or Size
Currency)
(Inches)
(Inches)
SG, RI, PI,
or
Category
RE,DD,MG)
City and Country
a.
c.
e.
g.
b.
d.
f.
h.
i.
j.
k.
See Attachment
Description
9. Certification of Origin. The items sought for importation in
block 8:
a. Do not contain parts or components produced by or for the U.S.
See Attachment
military and do not contain parts or components manufactured
Core
(Ball
with U.S. military technical data or assistance.
Materi
Wad-
b. Contain parts or components produced by or for the U.S.
al
cutter,
military or parts or components manufactured with U.S. military
(Lead,
Shot, AP,
technical data or assistance.
Steel
Tracer)
c. Contain parts or components produced by or for the U.S. military or
etc.)
(Rounds)
components manufactured with U.S. technical data or assistance that
were sold abroad pursuant to a Direct Commercial Sale licensed by
See Attachment
the Department of State.
10. Specific Purpose of Importation, Including Final Recipient, If Known (Use additional sheets, if necessary)
11. Are You Registered as an Importer Pursuant to The Arms Export
12. If "Yes," Give Importer's Registration No. and Expiration Date (A-xx-xxx-xxxx)
Control Act of 1976
No
Yes
Under the penalties provided by law, I declare that I have examined this application, including the documents submitted in support of it, and, to the best of my knowledge and
belief, it is true, correct, and complete.
13. Name of Applicant (Printed)
14. Signature of Applicant
15. Title
16. Date
Section II - For ATF Use Only (Please make no entries in this section)
17. The application Has Been Examined and the Importation of the Firearms, Ammunition, and Defense Articles Described Herein is:
Approved
Disapproved for the Reason Indicated
Returned Without Action for Additional
Conditionally Approved
Partially Approved for the Reason
Here or on Attached Letter
Information
Indicated Here or on Attached Letter
Withdrawn By Applicant Without Action
No Permit Required
18. Signature of the Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives or representative
19. Date
ATF E-Form 6 - Part 1 (5330.3A)
Revised November 2016
Firearms (Continued)
Name and Address of Manufacturer
Caliber
Quantity
Unit Cost
U.S.
Model
Length of
Overall
Serial
New (N)
Type
Length
City and State
Gauge or
(Each Type)
(U.S.
Munitions
(required)
Barrel
No.
or
(Frame,
or
Receiver,
Size
Currency)
Import List
(Inches)
(Inches)
Used (U)
SG,RI,PI,
City and Country
Category
RE,DD,MG)
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
i.
j.
k.
h.
ATF E-Form 6 - Part 1 (5330.3A)
Revised November 2016
Defense Articles (Continued)
Name and Address of Manufacturer
Description
Caliber or
Quantity
Unit Cost
U.S. Munitions Import
City and State
Gauge
(Each Type)
(U.S. Currency)
List
or
or Size
Category
City and Country
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
ATF E-Form 6 - Part 1 (5330.3A)
Revised November 2016
Ammunition (Continued)
Name and Address of Manufacturer
Core Material
Description
Caliber or
Quantity
Unit Cost
U.S. Munitions Import
City and State
(Lead, Steel
(Ball, Wadcutter, Shot, AP, Tracer
Gauge
(Each Type)
(U.S. Currency)
List
or City and Country
etc.)
(rounds)
or Size
Category
a.
b
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
ATF E-Form 6 - Part 1 (5330.3A)
Revised November 2016
U.S. Department of Justice
OMB No. 1140-0005 (10/31/2019)
Application and Permit for Importation of
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Firearms, Ammunition and Defense Articles
Not for use by Members of the United States Armed Forces.
For ATF Use Only
For Applicant's Optional Use
Permit No. (Valid for 24 months from the date appearing in Item 19 below.) NPR No. Internal Control/Reference #
E-mail Address (Optional)
Section I - Application (Submit in triplicate) - For Applicant Use
3. Country of Exportation
1. Federal Firearms License (If Any)
2. Telephone No. (Including
License No. (x-xx-xxx-xx-xxxxx)
Expiration Date
Extension No.)
4. Name and Address of Customs Broker (Including Zip Code)
5. Applicant's Name and Address (Including Zip Code)
Check here if permit is to be returned to Customs Broker.
Check here if permit is to be returned to applicant.
7. Name and Address of Foreign Shipper
6. Name and Address of Foreign Seller, if any
8. Description of Firearms and Ammunition (For firearms, enter (SG)-Shotgun; (RI)-Rifle; (PI)-Pistol; (RE)-Revolver; (DD)-Destructive Device; (MG)-Machinegun)
Name and Address of
Type
U.S.
Serial
New (N)
Caliber
Quantity
Unit
Model
Overall
Length
Manufacturer
Munitions
(Frame,
Gauge
Cost (U.S.
No.
or Used
(Each Type)
(required)
of Barrel
Length
City and State
Receiver,
Import List
(U)
or Size
Currency)
(Inches)
(Inches)
SG, RI, PI,
or
Category
RE,DD,MG)
City and Country
a.
c.
e.
g.
b.
d.
f.
h.
i.
j.
k.
See Attachment
Description
9. Certification of Origin. The items sought for importation in
block 8:
a. Do not contain parts or components produced by or for the U.S.
See Attachment
military and do not contain parts or components manufactured
Core
(Ball
with U.S. military technical data or assistance.
Materi
Wad-
b. Contain parts or components produced by or for the U.S.
al
cutter,
military or parts or components manufactured with U.S. military
(Lead,
Shot, AP,
technical data or assistance.
Steel
Tracer)
c. Contain parts or components produced by or for the U.S. military or
etc.)
(Rounds)
components manufactured with U.S. technical data or assistance that
were sold abroad pursuant to a Direct Commercial Sale licensed by
See Attachment
the Department of State.
10. Specific Purpose of Importation, Including Final Recipient, If Known (Use additional sheets, if necessary)
11. Are You Registered as an Importer Pursuant to The Arms Export
12. If "Yes," Give Importer's Registration No. and Expiration Date (A-xx-xxx-xxxx)
Control Act of 1976
No
Yes
Under the penalties provided by law, I declare that I have examined this application, including the documents submitted in support of it, and, to the best of my knowledge and
belief, it is true, correct, and complete.
13. Name of Applicant (Printed)
14. Signature of Applicant
15. Title
16. Date
Section II - For ATF Use Only (Please make no entries in this section)
17. The application Has Been Examined and the Importation of the Firearms, Ammunition, and Defense Articles Described Herein is:
Approved
Disapproved for the Reason Indicated
Returned Without Action for Additional
Conditionally Approved
Partially Approved for the Reason
Here or on Attached Letter
Information
Indicated Here or on Attached Letter
Withdrawn By Applicant Without Action
No Permit Required
18. Signature of the Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives or representative
19. Date
ATF E-Form 6 - Part 1 (5330.3A)
Revised November 2016

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When to Fill out ATF Form 6 Part 1?

Fill out the form to request a permit to import ammunition, firearms, and defense articles into the United States. Use it for every importation except for those described in 27 CFR Parts 447, 478, and 479. The importing on the form is allowed to the following individuals and entities:

  • Any properly licensed and registered person importing firearms and ammunition for resale;
  • A federal firearms licensee (FFL) that is not an importer if the imported articles are sporting firearms or ammunition intended for personal use and not for resale;
  • An unlicensed person if the importing items are firearm parts (excluding receivers, frames, or actions) or sporting type ammunition (other than tracer or incendiary) intended for personal use;
  • A nonresident U.S. citizen returning to the U.S. or a nonresident alien immigrating to the U.S. In both cases, the imported ammunition must be for personal use.

How to Fill out ATF Form 6 Part 1?

The ATF Form 6 Part 1 instructions are provided at the end of the form. Read them carefully, detach, and keep for future references. Fill out the document in three copies. All the entries must be typewritten or in ink. Complete the document as follows:

  1. Internal Control/Reference #. Enter your own tracking number if you use one;
  2. Item 1. Federal Firearms License. Enter a complete and valid 15-digit federal firearms license number and its expiration date;
  3. Item 2. Telephone No. Provide your business phone or fax number in this item. Indicate the letter "B" next to the telephone number and letter "F" next to the fax number;
  4. Item 3. Country of Exportation. Self-explanatory;
  5. Item 4. Name and Address of Customs Broker. Fill out this item only if you are using a customs broker. At the bottom of the item, you may inform the ATF that you want this form to be returned to a specified custom broker;
  6. Item 5. Applicant's Name and Address. Enter your name and address. Do not provide here the name and address of the person you may be importing the listed articles to;
  7. Item 6. Name and Address of Foreign Seller. Specify the name and the address of the foreign seller you bought the imported articles from;
  8. Item 7. Name and Address of Foreign Shipper. If this information is the same as indicated in Item 6, enter "See Item 6";
  9. Item 8A. Name and Address of Manufacturer City and State or City and Country. Provide the full name and country of the manufacturer of the article to be imported at a minimum;
  10. Items 8B - 8K. Provide a detailed description of the articles to be imported. Attach additional sheets if needed;
  11. Item 9. Certification of Origin. Check one of the listed options;
  12. Item 10. Specific Purpose of Importation, Including Final Recipient, If Known. Enter the purpose of importation. If you are importing articles for someone else, specify the name and address of this person or entity;
  13. Items 11 and 12. Self-explanatory;
  14. Item 14. Signature. Sign all three copies of the form in ink;
  15. Items 13, 15, and 16. Name of Applicant, Title, and Date. Self-explanatory.

How to Update Information on ATF Form 6 Part 1?

Carefully double-check all the information before submission. When the application is approved, you will not be able to make any amendments or alterations.