ATF Form 5320.20 Application to Transport Interstate or to Temporarily Export Certain National Firearms Act (Nfa) Firearms

What Is ATF Form 5320.20?

ATF Form 5320.20, Application to Transport Interstate or to Temporarily Export Certain National Firearms Act (NFA) Firearms - also known as the ATF E-Form 5320.20 - is a form used to request permission to transport a firearm regulated by the National Firearms Act (NFA).

The most recent version of this form was issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) in August 2016. A fillable ATF Form 5320.20 PDF version is available for download below.

Items, regulated by the NFA include the following: short-barreled rifles and short-barreled shotguns, any weapons made out of them, machineguns, silencers and mufflers and explosive devices, such as grenades or bombs. Pistols and revolvers with rifled bore are excepted from the NFA.

ATF Form 5320.20 Instructions

Step-by-step instructions on completing the application to transport firearms can be found below.

How to Fill out ATF Form 5320.20?

  1. Item 1 and 1a. Enter the firearm owner's personal information;
  2. Item 2, Firearms to be returned to original location. Indicate, whether the firearms will be transported temporarily or permanently by checking the applicable box;
  3. Item 3, Dates firearm(s) will be away from the original location if to be returned to that location. Enter the time period the firearm will be away from the original location or the period of transit if the item will be transported permanently;
  4. Item 4, Firearm(s) to be transported. Provide information about the firearms that will be transported. For every item, enter the name of the manufacturer, type, caliber or gauge, model, length of the barrel and overall barrel and serial number. Specify, whether the item is serviceable or not;
  5. Item 5, Reason for transportation of firearms. Enter the reason the firearm will be transported;
  6. Item 6, Transporting from. Enter the address of the original location including ZIP code;
  7. Item 7, Transporting to. Enter the address of the location the firearm will be transported to including ZIP code;
  8. Item 8, Mode of transportation. Provide the method the firearm will be transported. If the firearm is transported by the common or contract carrier, provide their name and address;
  9. Item 9, State department license No. This item is applicable only if the firearm is being temporarily exported. Enter the number of state department license;
  10. Item 10, Port of exit. Complete this item only if the firearm is being temporarily exported. Enter the location the firearm will be departed from;
  11. Item 11, Port of reentry. This item is applicable only for firearms being temporarily exported. Enter the location the firearm will be returned to;
  12. Item 12 and 13. Sign and date the form;
  13. Items 14, 15 and 16. Leave blank, these items are reserved for the ATF. This part of the form will contain the ATF decision on the application with the reasoning for it and the signature of the ATF official. After the form is processed, the original will be returned to the firearm owner or the carrier.

Where to Mail ATF Form 5320.20?

A completed ATF form 5320.20 can be submitted in three different ways:

  1. The form can be submitted via facsimile to the NFA Branch at (304) 616-4501.
  2. The completed form can be scanned and emailed to NFAFax@atf.gov.
  3. The ATF Form 5320.20 mailing address is Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, 244 Needy Road, Martinsburg, WV 25405 (Attention: NFA Branch). If the form is mailed, two copies must be submitted.
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OMB No. 1140-0010 (08/31/2019)
Application to Transport Interstate or to Temporarily
U.S. Department of Justice
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Export Certain National Firearms Act (NFA) Firearms
For ATF Use Only
(See Reverse for Instructions and Privacy Act Information)
Part I - Application (Submit in Duplicate) (Print or Type all Entries)
NFA Control No.
1. Name and Address of Registered Owner (full name, number, street, city, state and zip code)
2. Firearms to be returned to original Location
Yes
No
3. Dates firearm (s) will be away from original location, if to be
returned to that location, (or dates in transit, if to be
permanently relocated).
1a. Telephone Number (include area code)
From (month, day , year)
To (month, day, year)
4. Firearm(s) to be Transported (Complete New Forms for Additional Firearms)
Manufacturer
Type of Firearm
Serviceable
Caliber
Model
Barrel Length
Overall
Serial Number
(Machinegun, etc.)
(Yes or No)
or
Length
Gauge
5. Reason for Transportation of Firearms (example: Permanent change of Address)
6. Transporting From (number, street, city, county, State, and zip code)
7. Transporting to (number, street, city, county, state, and zip code)
8. Mode of Transportation (name and address of carrier, if by common or contract carrier)
Items 9 thru 11 shall be completed if firearm(s) is/are being temporarily exported.
9. State Department License No.
10. Port of Exit
11. Port of Reentry
Note: If firearm(s) will not be returned or relocated on or before the date specified, submit a new ATF Form 5320.20 (see instructions"e" and "f").
The undersigned certifies that the information on this form is to the best of my knowledge and belief, true and complete, that the transportation does not involve a
transfer of title, that the transportation or possession of the listed firearm(s) is not inconsistent with the laws at the place of destination, that all such laws will be
complied with, and that, where applicable, all temporary export license provisions under the Arms Export Control Act of 1976 have been complied with.
12. Signature of Owner
13. Date
Part II - Action by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
By authority of the Director, application to transport or temporarily export the above-listed firearm(s) to and from the location, and for the time period indicated, is:
14.
Approved (with the following conditions, if any):
15.
Disapproved (for the following reason(s)):
16. Signature of Authorized ATF official
ATF E-Form 5320.20
Revised August 2016
OMB No. 1140-0010 (08/31/2019)
Application to Transport Interstate or to Temporarily
U.S. Department of Justice
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Export Certain National Firearms Act (NFA) Firearms
For ATF Use Only
(See Reverse for Instructions and Privacy Act Information)
Part I - Application (Submit in Duplicate) (Print or Type all Entries)
NFA Control No.
1. Name and Address of Registered Owner (full name, number, street, city, state and zip code)
2. Firearms to be returned to original Location
Yes
No
3. Dates firearm (s) will be away from original location, if to be
returned to that location, (or dates in transit, if to be
permanently relocated).
1a. Telephone Number (include area code)
From (month, day , year)
To (month, day, year)
4. Firearm(s) to be Transported (Complete New Forms for Additional Firearms)
Manufacturer
Type of Firearm
Serviceable
Caliber
Model
Barrel Length
Overall
Serial Number
(Machinegun, etc.)
(Yes or No)
or
Length
Gauge
5. Reason for Transportation of Firearms (example: Permanent change of Address)
6. Transporting From (number, street, city, county, State, and zip code)
7. Transporting to (number, street, city, county, state, and zip code)
8. Mode of Transportation (name and address of carrier, if by common or contract carrier)
Items 9 thru 11 shall be completed if firearm(s) is/are being temporarily exported.
9. State Department License No.
10. Port of Exit
11. Port of Reentry
Note: If firearm(s) will not be returned or relocated on or before the date specified, submit a new ATF Form 5320.20 (see instructions"e" and "f").
The undersigned certifies that the information on this form is to the best of my knowledge and belief, true and complete, that the transportation does not involve a
transfer of title, that the transportation or possession of the listed firearm(s) is not inconsistent with the laws at the place of destination, that all such laws will be
complied with, and that, where applicable, all temporary export license provisions under the Arms Export Control Act of 1976 have been complied with.
12. Signature of Owner
13. Date
Part II - Action by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
By authority of the Director, application to transport or temporarily export the above-listed firearm(s) to and from the location, and for the time period indicated, is:
14.
Approved (with the following conditions, if any):
15.
Disapproved (for the following reason(s)):
16. Signature of Authorized ATF official
ATF E-Form 5320.20
Revised August 2016
OMB No. 1140-0010 (08/31/2019)
Application to Transport Interstate or to Temporarily
U.S. Department of Justice
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Export Certain National Firearms Act (NFA) Firearms
For ATF Use Only
(See Reverse for Instructions and Privacy Act Information)
Part I - Application (Submit in Duplicate) (Print or Type all Entries)
NFA Control No.
1. Name and Address of Registered Owner (full name, number, street, city, state and zip code)
2. Firearms to be returned to original Location
Yes
No
3. Dates firearm (s) will be away from original location, if to be
returned to that location, (or dates in transit, if to be
permanently relocated).
1a. Telephone Number (include area code)
From (month, day , year)
To (month, day, year)
4. Firearm(s) to be Transported (Complete New Forms for Additional Firearms)
Manufacturer
Type of Firearm
Serviceable
Caliber
Model
Barrel Length
Overall
Serial Number
(Machinegun, etc.)
(Yes or No)
or
Length
Gauge
5. Reason for Transportation of Firearms (example: Permanent change of Address)
6. Transporting From (number, street, city, county, State, and zip code)
7. Transporting to (number, street, city, county, state, and zip code)
8. Mode of Transportation (name and address of carrier, if by common or contract carrier)
Items 9 thru 11 shall be completed if firearm(s) is/are being temporarily exported.
9. State Department License No.
10. Port of Exit
11. Port of Reentry
Note: If firearm(s) will not be returned or relocated on or before the date specified, submit a new ATF Form 5320.20 (see instructions"e" and "f").
The undersigned certifies that the information on this form is to the best of my knowledge and belief, true and complete, that the transportation does not involve a
transfer of title, that the transportation or possession of the listed firearm(s) is not inconsistent with the laws at the place of destination, that all such laws will be
complied with, and that, where applicable, all temporary export license provisions under the Arms Export Control Act of 1976 have been complied with.
12. Signature of Owner
13. Date
Part II - Action by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
By authority of the Director, application to transport or temporarily export the above-listed firearm(s) to and from the location, and for the time period indicated, is:
14.
Approved (with the following conditions, if any):
15.
Disapproved (for the following reason(s)):
16. Signature of Authorized ATF official
ATF E-Form 5320.20
Revised August 2016
Instructions
a. A written request and prior authorization from ATF to transport interstate or in
d. The original of ATF Form 5320.20 will be returned to the registered owner.
foreign commerce any destructive device, machinegun, short-barreled rifle, or
Approval authorizes the registered owner to transport the designated firearm(s)
short-barreled shotgun is required under the provisions of Section 922 (a) (4),
only during the time period specified in item 3. THE AUTHORIZATION
Title 18, U.S.C., and Section 478.28, Title 27, CFR. A letter of request, in
DOES NOT CARRY OR IMPORT RELIEF FROM ANY STATUTORY OR
duplicate, containing all information required on this form, may be submitted in
REGULATORY PROVISIONS RELATING TO FIREARMS OTHER THAN
lieu of the form.
27 CFR 478.28.
b. The registered owner of NFA firearm(s) shall complete two copies of ATF Form
e. In the event item 2 is checked "yes" and the firearm(s) is not returned to the
5320.20 and forward the forms to the Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
original location by the date specified, the registered owner shall submit a new
Firearms and Explosives, 244 Needy Road, Martinsburg, WV 25405 (Attention:
application on ATF Form 5320.20 to receive approval to return the firearm(s).
NFA Branch). The form can be submitted via facsimile to the NFA Branch at
(304) 616-4501 or may be scanned and emailed to NFAFax@atf.gov.
f. If a contract or common carrier is used to transport the firearm(s) a copy of ATF
Form 5320.20 shall be furnished to the carrier and shall be in the possession of
c. All signatures on both copies of the form shall be in ink. All other entries on the
the carrier for the duration of the transportation. This will meet the
form shall be printed in ink or typewritten.
requirements of sections 922(e) and (f) of the Gun Control Act of 1968.
Privacy Act Information
The following information is provided pursuant to Section 3 of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(3)):
1. Authority. Solicitation of this information is made pursuant to the Gun Control Act of 1968 (18 U.S.C. 922(a)(4)). Disclosure of this information by the applicant is
mandatory if the applicant wishes to transport in interstate or foreign commerce any destructive device, machinegun, short-barreled shotgun, or short-barreled rifle.
2. Purpose. To determine whether the proposed transaction of the listed items is reasonably necessary and consistent with the public safety and applicable State and local law.
3. Routine Uses. This information will be used by ATF to make the determination set forth in paragraph 2. No information obtained from an application, registration, or records
required to be submitted by a natural person in order to comply with the provisions of the National Firearms Act or regulations issued thereunder, shall except in connection
with prosecution or other action for furnishing false information be used, directly or indirectly, as evidence against that person in any criminal proceeding with filing of the
application.
4. Effects of Not Supplying Information Requested. Failure to supply complete information will delay processing and may cause denial of the application.
Paperwork Reduction Act notice
This form is in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information your provide is used to compile statistics on the manufacture and exportation of firearms.
The furnishing of this information is mandatory (18 U.S.C. § 921(g)).
The estimated average burden associated with this collection of information is 45 minutes per respondent or recordkeeper, depending on individual circumstances. Comments
concerning the accuracy of this burden estimate and suggestions for reducing this burden should be addressed to Reports Management Officer, Document Services Branch,
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Washington, DC 20226.
An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
ATF E-Form 5320.20
Revised August 2016

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