ATF Form 5330.3D Atf Form 6nia - Application/Permit for Temporary Importation of Firearms and Ammunition by Nonimmigrant Aliens

What Is ATF Form 6NIA?

ATF Form 6NIA, Application/Permit for Temporary Importation of Firearms and Ammunition by Nonimmigrant Aliens - also known as the ATF E-Form 6 NIA or the ATF Form 5330.3D - is used by nonimmigrant aliens to request permission to import firearms and ammunition into the United States. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) uses the information provided via this form to determine if the firearms and ammunition listed qualify for temporary importation and whether a specific nonimmigrant alien is allowed to obtain a permit.

The latest version of the form was issued by the ATF in January 2018. Find and download the ATF Form 6NIA fillable version below.

The form is part of a series of ATF forms along with ATF Form 6A (ATF Form 5330.3C), ATF Form 6 - Part 1 (ATF Form 5330.3A), and ​ATF Form 6 - Part 2 (ATF Form 5330.3B).

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OMB No. 1140-0084 (01/31/2021)
U.S. Department of Justice
Application/Permit for Temporary Importation of
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Firearms and Ammunition by Nonimmigrant Aliens
For ATF Use Only
(Submit in duplicate; Please print or type all responses, except signature) An approved ATF Form 6NIA (5330.3D)
is valid for one year from the date of approval. See Instruction 26.
Permit No.
Section I - To Be Completed By Applicant
1. Applicant’s full name (last, first, middle)
2. Residential address (number, street, city, country, any other applicable
information; cannot be a post office box)
6.
3. Telephone number (including country code)
4. Fax (Facsimile) number (If any, including
5. E-mail Address
Male
country code) (See Instruction 17.)
Female
7. Date of birth
8. Place of birth (city, country)
9. Country of exportation
Month
Day
Year
10. Country of citizenship (list more than one, if applicable.)
11. Current and/or past U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
admission number(s) or alien number(s) (if any) (See Instruction 22.)
12. Only complete this question if you are applying to temporarily import firearms from Canada. (See Instruction 22.)
Firearms Possession and Acquisition (PAL) License Number
13. Were you admitted to the United States under a nonimmigrant visa? (See Instructions 1.)
Yes
No
If you answered Yes, go to question 14.
If you answered No, go to question 16.
14. If you were admitted to the United States under a nonimmigrant visa, do you possess a valid hunting license or permit lawfully issued by a
State of the United States? (See Instructions 17-20.)
Yes
No
If you answered Yes, please attach a copy of the license or permit to the application and skip to question 16.
If you answered No, go to question 15.
15. Do you possess an invitation and/or registration to attend an upcoming competitive target shooting event or sports or hunting trade show in the United
States sponsored by a national, State, or local organization devoted to the collection, competitive use, or other sporting use of firearms? (See Instruction 21.)
Yes
No
If you answered Yes, attach a copy of any such invitation and/or registration to the application.
If you answered No, you likely are not in compliance with 18 U..S.C.
§ 922(g)(5)(B) and therefore likely are prohibited from obtaining an approved ATF Form 6NIA
(5330.3D) temporary import permit (call 304-616-4550 for additional information)
16. Description of firearms and ammunition (All the firearms and ammunition you seek to temporarily import may be included on this application.
Attach additional sheets of paper, if necessary. (See Instruction 24.))
Firearms (All items in columns a through g must be completed by the applicant.)
Name and Address
Overall
Type
Caliber
Model
Barrel
Serial
of Manufacturer
Length
Length
Number
(shotgun, rifle,
or
pistol, revolver)
Gauge
(inches)
(inches)
g.
a.
b.
c.
d.
f.
e.
ATF E-Form 6NIA (5330.3D)
Revised January 2018
Previous Editions Obsolete
OMB No. 1140-0084 (01/31/2021)
U.S. Department of Justice
Application/Permit for Temporary Importation of
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Firearms and Ammunition by Nonimmigrant Aliens
For ATF Use Only
(Submit in duplicate; Please print or type all responses, except signature) An approved ATF Form 6NIA (5330.3D)
is valid for one year from the date of approval. See Instruction 26.
Permit No.
Section I - To Be Completed By Applicant
1. Applicant’s full name (last, first, middle)
2. Residential address (number, street, city, country, any other applicable
information; cannot be a post office box)
6.
3. Telephone number (including country code)
4. Fax (Facsimile) number (If any, including
5. E-mail Address
Male
country code) (See Instruction 17.)
Female
7. Date of birth
8. Place of birth (city, country)
9. Country of exportation
Month
Day
Year
10. Country of citizenship (list more than one, if applicable.)
11. Current and/or past U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
admission number(s) or alien number(s) (if any) (See Instruction 22.)
12. Only complete this question if you are applying to temporarily import firearms from Canada. (See Instruction 22.)
Firearms Possession and Acquisition (PAL) License Number
13. Were you admitted to the United States under a nonimmigrant visa? (See Instructions 1.)
Yes
No
If you answered Yes, go to question 14.
If you answered No, go to question 16.
14. If you were admitted to the United States under a nonimmigrant visa, do you possess a valid hunting license or permit lawfully issued by a
State of the United States? (See Instructions 17-20.)
Yes
No
If you answered Yes, please attach a copy of the license or permit to the application and skip to question 16.
If you answered No, go to question 15.
15. Do you possess an invitation and/or registration to attend an upcoming competitive target shooting event or sports or hunting trade show in the United
States sponsored by a national, State, or local organization devoted to the collection, competitive use, or other sporting use of firearms? (See Instruction 21.)
Yes
No
If you answered Yes, attach a copy of any such invitation and/or registration to the application.
If you answered No, you likely are not in compliance with 18 U..S.C.
§ 922(g)(5)(B) and therefore likely are prohibited from obtaining an approved ATF Form 6NIA
(5330.3D) temporary import permit (call 304-616-4550 for additional information)
16. Description of firearms and ammunition (All the firearms and ammunition you seek to temporarily import may be included on this application.
Attach additional sheets of paper, if necessary. (See Instruction 24.))
Firearms (All items in columns a through g must be completed by the applicant.)
Name and Address
Overall
Type
Caliber
Model
Barrel
Serial
of Manufacturer
Length
Length
Number
(shotgun, rifle,
or
pistol, revolver)
Gauge
(inches)
(inches)
g.
a.
b.
c.
d.
f.
e.
ATF E-Form 6NIA (5330.3D)
Revised January 2018
Previous Editions Obsolete
Ammunition
Name and Address
Type
Caliber or Gauge
Quantity
of Manufacturer
(ball, shot, wad cutter, etc.)
c.
d.
a.
b.
Certification: 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.
17. Signature of applicant
18. Date
Section II - For ATF Use Only (Please do not make any entries in this section.)
The application has been examined and the temporary importation of the firearms and/or ammunition described herein is:
Denied for the reason(s) indicated
Approved
Withdrawn by applicant without action
here or on attached letter
Partially approved for the reason(s)
Returned without action for additional
indicated here or on attached letter
information
Returned without action for reasons
No permit required
indicated here or on attached letter
19. Signature of the Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
20. Date
The following restrictions apply to your approved import permit:
The firearms and/or ammunition authorized for importation by this permit are not authorized for permanent importation. The firearms and/or
ammunition may not be transferred to another person within the United States. The holder of this permit MUST take the firearms and any unused
ammunition back out of the territorial limits of the United States upon the conclusion of his/her hunting or sporting activity.
Rifles must have a barrel of least 16 inches and an overall length of not less than 26 inches. This permit does not authorize the importation of a
shotgun with a barrel of less than 18 inches in length or an overall length of less than 26 inches.
Not to include fully automatic Firearms.
This permit does not authorize the importation of ammunition or ammunition components if they contain a tracer or incendiary elements.
This permit does not authorize the importation of the ammunition described thereon if: (1) It has a projectile or projectile core which may be used in a
handgun and which is constructed entirely (excluding the presence of traces of other substances) from one or a combination of tungsten alloys, steel, iron,
brass, bronze, beryllium copper, or depleted uranium; or (2) a full jacketed projectile larger than .22 caliber designed and intended for use in a
handgun and whose jacket has a weight of more than 25 percent of the total weight of the projectile.
ATF E-Form 6NIA (5330.3D)
Previous Editions Obsolete
Revised January 2018
OMB No. 1140-0084 (01/31/2021)
U.S. Department of Justice
Application/Permit for Temporary Importation of
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Firearms and Ammunition by Nonimmigrant Aliens
For ATF Use Only
(Submit in duplicate; Please print or type all responses, except signature) An approved ATF Form 6NIA (5330.3D)
is valid for one year from the date of approval. See Instruction 26.
Permit No.
Section I - To Be Completed By Applicant
1. Applicant’s full name (last, first, middle)
2. Residential address (number, street, city, country, any other applicable
information; cannot be a post office box)
6.
3. Telephone number (including country code)
4. Fax (Facsimile) number (If any, including
5. E-mail Address
Male
country code) (See Instruction 17.)
Female
7. Date of birth
8. Place of birth (city, country)
9. Country of exportation
Month
Day
Year
10. Country of citizenship (list more than one, if applicable.)
11. Current and/or past U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
admission number(s) or alien number(s) (if any) (See Instruction 22.)
12. Only complete this question if you are applying to temporarily import firearms from Canada. (See Instruction 22.)
Firearms Possession and Acquisition (PAL) License Number
13. Were you admitted to the United States under a nonimmigrant visa? (See Instructions 1.)
Yes
No
If you answered Yes, go to question 14.
If you answered No, go to question 16.
14. If you were admitted to the United States under a nonimmigrant visa, do you possess a valid hunting license or permit lawfully issued by a
State of the United States? (See Instructions 17-20.)
Yes
No
If you answered Yes, please attach a copy of the license or permit to the application and skip to question 16.
If you answered No, go to question 15.
15. Do you possess an invitation and/or registration to attend an upcoming competitive target shooting event or sports or hunting trade show in the United
States sponsored by a national, State, or local organization devoted to the collection, competitive use, or other sporting use of firearms? (See Instruction 21.)
Yes
No
If you answered Yes, attach a copy of any such invitation and/or registration to the application.
If you answered No, you likely are not in compliance with 18 U..S.C.
§ 922(g)(5)(B) and therefore likely are prohibited from obtaining an approved ATF Form 6NIA
(5330.3D) temporary import permit (call 304-616-4550 for additional information)
16. Description of firearms and ammunition (All the firearms and ammunition you seek to temporarily import may be included on this application.
Attach additional sheets of paper, if necessary. (See Instruction 24.))
Firearms (All items in columns a through g must be completed by the applicant.)
Name and Address
Overall
Type
Caliber
Model
Barrel
Serial
of Manufacturer
Length
Length
Number
(shotgun, rifle,
or
pistol, revolver) Gauge
(inches)
(inches)
g.
a.
b.
c.
d.
f.
e.
ATF E-Form 6NIA (5330.3D)
Revised January 2018
Previous Editions Obsolete
Ammunition
Name and Address
Type
Caliber or Gauge
Quantity
of Manufacturer
(ball, shot, wad cutter, etc.)
c.
d.
a.
b.
Certification: 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.
17. Signature of applicant
18. Date
Section II - For ATF Use Only (Please do not make any entries in this section.)
The application has been examined and the temporary importation of the firearms and/or ammunition described herein is:
Denied for the reason(s) indicated
Approved
Withdrawn by applicant without action
here or on attached letter
Partially approved for the reason(s)
Returned without action for additional
indicated here or on attached letter
information
Returned without action for reasons
No permit required
indicated here or on attached letter
19. Signature of the Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
20. Date
The following restrictions apply to your approved import permit:
The firearms and/or ammunition authorized for importation by this permit are not authorized for permanent importation. The firearms and/or
ammunition may not be transferred to another person within the United States. The holder of this permit MUST take the firearms and any unused
ammunition back out of the territorial limits of the United States upon the conclusion of his/her hunting or sporting activity.
Rifles must have a barrel of least 16 inches and an overall length of not less than 26 inches. This permit does not authorize the importation of a
shotgun with a barrel of less than 18 inches in length or an overall length of less than 26 inches.
Not to include fully automatic Firearms.
This permit does not authorize the importation of ammunition or ammunition components if they contain a tracer or incendiary elements.
This permit does not authorize the importation of the ammunition described thereon if: (1) It has a projectile or projectile core which may be used in a
handgun and which is constructed entirely (excluding the presence of traces of other substances) from one or a combination of tungsten alloys, steel, iron,
brass, bronze, beryllium copper, or depleted uranium; or (2) a full jacketed projectile larger than .22 caliber designed and intended for use in a
handgun and whose jacket has a weight of more than 25 percent of the total weight of the projectile.
ATF E-Form 6NIA (5330.3D)
Previous Editions Obsolete
Revised January 2018
Instruction Sheet For ATF Form 6NIA (5330.3D)
(Please detach this instruction sheet before submitting your application)
General Information
Preparation
1.
A nonimmigrant alien is an alien in the United States in a nonimmigrant
classification. The definition includes, in large part, persons traveling
13. Generally, a nonimmigrant alien transiting the United States with a firearm
temporarily in the United States for business or pleasure, persons studying
does not require an ATF Form 6NIA or a DSP-61 issued by the State
in the United States who maintain a residence abroad, and certain foreign
Department. If you will be in physical possession of your firearm, however,
workers. The definition does not include permanent resident aliens.
you will need to meet one of the exceptions outlined at 18 U.S.C. 922(y).
For example if you are a nonimmigrant alien and you will be driving through
the United States as a short cut to get from one part of Canada to another and
2. Generally, any nonimmigrant alien temporarily bringing firearm(s) or
ammunition into the United States for legitimate hunting or lawful
will have firearms with you, you do not need to file a ATF Form 6NIA because
sporting purposes must first obtain an approved ATF F 6NIA (5330.3D),
you are not temporarily bringing your gun in for hunting or other lawful
Application and Permit for Temporary Importation of Firearms and
sporting purposes. You also do not need a DSP-61 import license from the
Ammunition by Nonimmigrant Aliens, from the Bureau of Alcohol,
State Department because there is an exception to their license requirement that
Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
applies in this situation. However, if you were admitted under a immigrant visa
you do need to have a valid hunting license from a state within the United
States to lawfully possess your firearm while in the United States.
3. A nonimmigrant alien who is temporarily bringing firearms and
ammunition into the United States for reasons other than legitimate
hunting or lawful sporting purposes should not submit an ATF F 6NIA
14. Nonimmigrant aliens may complete and submit the ATF F 6NIA (5330.3D)
(5330.3D) application. However, the nonimmigrant alien may need to
themselves. You do not need to have a dealer or importer licensed by ATF
have a DSP-61, Temporary Import License, from the Department of State,
complete and submit the form.
Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), obtained for them. Please
15. If a nonimmigrant alien has another person (such as a lawyer or hunting guide)
contact DDTC at 202-663-1282 or http://pmddtc.state.gov for further
complete the ATF F 6NIA (5330.3D) for him or her, the person who completes
information.
the form must answer the questions with information about the nonimmigrant
4.
An approved ATF F 6NIA (5330.3D) import permit is not required for
alien (e.g., under “Residential address,” the person should put the address of the
temporary imports of firearms and ammunition by certain diplomats,
nonimmigrant alien, not his or her own address.) In addition, the nonimmigrant
distinguished foreign visitors, law enforcement officers of friendly foreign
alien must sign the certification statement in question 15.
governments entering the United States on official law enforcement
16. The application must be prepared in duplicate. The signature required by
business, and foreign military officers entering the United States on
question 15 must be in ink on both copies. Other entries must be printed in ink
official duty. See 27 CFR § 478.115(d)(2)-(5).
or be typewritten. All required items on the form must be completed or your
5.
An approved ATF F 6NIA (5330.3D) import permit also is not required for
application will not be approved. The application should be submitted to:
firearm(s) or ammunition brought into the United States or any possession
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Firearms and
thereof by a nonimmigrant alien who can establish to the satisfaction of
Explosives Imports Branch, 244 Needy Road, Martinsburg, WV 25405. It also
may be faxed to 304-616-4554 or emailed to imports@atf.gov.
the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that such firearm(s) or
ammunition was previously taken out of the United States or any
17. If you are able to receive faxed or emailed documents, we encourage you to
possession thereof by such person. See 27 CFR § 478.115(a). Note, even
if you do not need an import permit because of this exception, you must
provide your fax number (including your country code) in question 4 or your
fall within an exception to the general prohibition on nonimmigrant aliens
email address in item 5. We often experience delays with international mail. If
possessing firearms and ammunition. See paragraph 18 below.
we are able to fax or email you our response it will reduce the possibility of
delay.
6.
You may not temporarily import unregistered National Firearms Act (NFA)
18. In general, aliens admitted under a nonimmigrant visa are prohibited
weapons, such as machineguns, short-barreled rifles or shotguns, and
silencers. If you are not sure if the items you plan to import fall within this
from possessing or receiving firearms or ammunition in the United States.
category, please contact ATF’s Firearms and Explosives Imports Branch.
There are exceptions to this prohibition, including: (1) a nonimmigrant alien in
possession of a valid hunting license or permit issued by a State within the
7.
Firearms which are of U.S. Government origin or that contain U.S.
United States, and (2) a nonimmigrant alien in possession of an invitation
Government origin manufactured parts or components generally may not
or registration to attend a competitive target shooting event or sports
or hunting trade show sponsored by a national, State, or local organization
be temporarily imported into the United States. Moreover, firearms and
devoted to the collection, competitive use, or other sporting use of firearms.
ammunition may not be imported from certain proscribed countries. For a
list of proscribed countries, see http://pmddtc.state.gov.
19. Accordingly, aliens admitted under a nonimmigrant visa must attach
8.
You must ensure there are no State or local laws in any State you will be
documentation to your ATF F 6NIA (5330.3D) application that establishes you
travelling in or travelling through prohibiting your possession of the
fall within exception 1 or 2 of paragraph 18 in order to demonstrate
firearm(s) or ammunition you are seeking to import.
your possession of the firearm(s) and ammunition in the United States
will be lawful. In order for your application to be approved, you must provide
ATF with a copy of either: (1) a valid, unexpired hunting license or permit
9.
You will not need an export permit from the Department of Commerce or
the Department of State when leaving the United States with the firearm(s)
issued by a State within the United States (the hunting license/permit
or remaining ammunition listed on your ATF F 6NIA (5330.3D) permit.
does NOT have to be from the State where you will be importing and/or using
the firearm(s) and ammunition), or (2) an invitation and/or registration
10. It takes approximately 8 to 10 weeks to process an ATF F 6NIA (5330.3D)
confirmation to attend a competitive target shooting event or sports or hunting
import application.
trade show, sponsored by a national, State, or local organization devoted to the
collection, competitive use, or other sporting use of firearms. If you fax or
email this documentation to ATF, please make sure the document ATF receives
11. If you have any questions or concerns about temporarily importing
firearms or ammunition into the United States, please call ATF’s Firearms
is legible. We suggest you fax or email a legible photocopy of the document.
and Explosives Imports Branch at (304) 616-4550 or email ATF at
Imports@atf.gov.
20. Most States issue hunting licenses and permits to nonimmigrant aliens, often
over the telephone or through a website. If you need information about
obtaining a State hunting license or permit, we suggest you contact a State
12. Additional ATF F 6NIA (5330.3D) are available from the ATF Distribution
government.
Center, 703-870-7526 or 703-870-7528. The forms also can be downloaded
at www.atf.gov.
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Previous Editions Obsolete
Revised January 2018

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When to Fill out ATF Form 6NIA?

Fill out the ATF Form 6NIA to request permission to bring firearms and ammunition into the United States for legitimate hunting or sporting purposes. Do not submit this document if you can prove that the firearm or ammunition you are importing was previously taken out of the United States. Besides, you are not allowed to import certain categories of weapons, like short-barreled shotguns and rifles, machineguns, silencers, and firearms of the U.S. government origin. If you are not sure that the articles you wish to bring into the United States are eligible for import, contact the ATF's Firearms and Explosives Imports Branch for clarification.

You can fill out this form only if you can be classified as a nonimmigrant alien. This category includes individuals temporary traveling in the United States for pleasure or business, as well as foreign workers and students who maintain a permanent residence outside the United States. Permanent resident aliens do not fall under this category.

How to Fill out ATF Form 6NIA?

Fill out and submit the ATF Form 6NIA in duplicate. Type or print legibly. You are required to complete Section I only. Sign both copies of the form in ink. Fill out the document as follows:

  1. Item 1. Applicant's Full Name. Self-explanatory;
  2. Item 2. Residential Address. Provide the physical address. A post office box is not valid;
  3. Item 3. Telephone Number. Self-explanatory;
  4. Items 4 and 5. Fax Number and E-mail Address. If you can receive faxed or emailed documents, the ATF strongly recommends you to provide your contacts in the appropriate boxes to reduce the possibility of delays often experienced with international mail;
  5. Items 6 through 10. Self-explanatory;
  6. Item 11. Current and/or Past U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Admission Number(s) or Alien Number(s). Provide any known admission or alien number you have received from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Find the admission number on the USCIS Form I-94 or USCIS Form I-94W that the USCIS completes at the port of entry. An alien number is a USCIS file number given to certain nonimmigrant aliens. Some nonimmigrant aliens, in particular, Canadians will have neither an admission nor alien number. In this case, enter "N/A" in the item;
  7. Item 12. Firearms Possession and Acquisition (PAL) License Number. Fill out this item only if you request permission from Canada;
  8. Items 13 through 15. Check the appropriate answers;
  9. Item 16. Description of Firearms and Ammunition. Fill out the columns provided to describe firearms or ammunition you want to import. Attach additional sheets if needed;
  10. Items 17 and 18. Signature of Applicant and Date. Self-explanatory.

Submit the completed form via mail, e-mail, or fax. The appropriate addresses and numbers are provided in the instructions attached to the form. The application is usually processed within 8 to 10 weeks.

How to Update Information on ATF Form 6NIA?

You are not allowed to make any alterations on the approved ATF Form 6NIA. To update the information you have provided (e.g., to add firearms or ammunition at a later date), submit another form.

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