Download ATF Form 5320.2 ATF Form 2 - Notice of Firearms Manufactured or Imported
ATF Form 2 Instructions
The form itself is not a registration form. It is submitted after firearms are made or imported. The instructions for ATF Form 2 are as follows:
- The manufacturers are required to file a form with a list of firearms manufactured or reactivated during a single day before the end of the next business day;
- The importers need to submit a separate form for each permit (used to import firearms within a single day);
- The importers must file the document no later than 15 days from the date the firearms were released from the customs;
- The notice of firearms manufactured or imported can be filled out either electronically or manually;
- If you fill out the form manually, enter all the information in blue or black ink;
- Enter all the information legibly; otherwise, the document will be returned to you for correction;
- Prepare two copies of the completed form. File the original with the NFA Branch; retain the copy for your records;
- The notice may be submitted by mail, via facsimile transmission, or electronically;
- Find the mailing address and the fax number in the instructions attached to the form;
- To submit the form electronically, the importer or manufacturer must be registered in the ATF's eForms system.
How to Fill out ATF Form 2?
- Box 1. Type of Notice. Check the appropriate type of notice. For imported firearms, enter the import permit number and permit expiration date;
- Box 2. Name and Address. Provide the name and address of the manufacturer or importer. Specify the type of the business entity, e.g., corporation, sole proprietor, or partnership;
- Box 3. Federal Firearms License Number. Enter the number of the licenses issued under the Gun Control Act that allows manufacturing, importing, or dealing in firearms;
- Box 4. Employer Identification Number and Class. Indicate a unique nine-digit number assigned to your business entity by the Internal Revenue Service. This number is obligatory for taxpayers filing special (occupational) tax returns;
- Box 5. Federal Explosives License/Permit Number. Fill out this box if you manufacture or import explosives;
- Box 6. Telephone Number. Provide your full contact phone number including area code;
- Box 7. Type of Destructive Device. Check the type of destructive device you have manufactured or imported. If you choose explosives, specify their type in the appropriate field;
- Box 8. Email Address. Self-explanatory;
- Box 9. Number of Firearms Covered by this Notice. Self-explanatory;
- Box 10. Date of Manufacture, Reactivation, or Release from Customs. Self-explanatory;
- Box 11. If the firearms listed on this form are marked under a marking variance, indicate here the name, trade name (if any), city, and state of the manufacturer whose markings are applied, as well as a marking variance number. Besides, attach a copy of the approved marking variance;
- Box 12. Description of Firearms. Provide all the applicable details regarding imported or manufactured firearms. If there are not enough lines in this box, continue the list on a supplemental sheet and attach it to the form. In this case, make a note on the bottom line of this box to inform that there is an enclosed sheet or sheets;
- Box 13. Signature of Manufacturer or Importer, Name and Title. Sign the form in ink;
- Box 14. Filing Date. Self-explanatory.
Check the status of your notice by calling the NFA Division at (304) 616-4500. The information related to the registration of firearms is called "return" or "return information". It is prohibited to release this information to anyone other than the registrant.
How Is a DIAS Listed on an ATF Form 2?
The Drop in Auto Sear (DIAS) - also known as an auto sear, Auto Sear II, or AR15 Auto Sear - is a combination of parts designed to make a weapon shoot automatically without manual reloading more than one shot. The ATF considers all DIAS manufactured on or after November 1, 1981, to be machine guns.
Therefore, if you have imported or manufactured a DIAS, register it through submitting ATF Form 2 just as you would register a machine gun.