ATF Form 5330.3B ATF Form 6 - Part 2 - Application and Permit for Importation of Firearms, Ammunition and Defense Articles

What Is ATF Form 6 Part 2?

ATF Form 6 - Part 2, Application and Permit for Importation of Firearms, Ammunition and Defense Articles - or the ATF Form 5330.3B - is a document filled out by military members in order to request a permanent import of firearms, ammunition, and implements of war. The latest edition of the document was issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) in April 2019. Download a fillable ATF Form 6 (Part 2) through the link below.

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

When to Fill out ATF Form 6 Part 2?

Members of the U.S. Armed Forces are required to fill out the ATF Form 6 Part 2 to request a permit to import ammunition, firearms, or defense articles into the U.S. You can fill out this type of application if:

  • You are a military member who is or has been on active duty outside the United States within 60 days before intended importation;
  • The firearms or ammunition you want to import should be generally recognized as fit for sporting purposes, except for surplus military firearms;
  • The items you import are for your personal use;
  • You undertake that the importation will not cause a violation of the Gun Control Act, state law, or local ordinance at the place of your residence.
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OMB No. 1140-0006 (06/30/2019)
U.S. Department of Justice
Application and Permit for Importation of
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Firearms, Ammunition and Defense Articles
For use by Members of the United States Armed Forces (Submit in triplicate)
For ATF use only
Valid for 12 months after the date of approval (item 20 below)
Permit No.
Section I - Application
1.
Return Approved Permit to (Enter name, address and ZIP Code if different than
2.
Applicant’s Name and Address (Including ZIP Code)
applicant’s)
Telephone Number
E-mail Address
3.
Name and Address of Seller
4.
Name and Address of Shipper
5.
Present or Last Foreign Duty Station
6.
Country of Exportation
7. Description of Firearms , Ammunition and Implements of War (For firearms, enter (SG)-Shotgun; (RI)-Rifle; (PI)-Pistol; (RE)-Revolver)
Unit
Model
Name and Address
Type
Caliber
Quantity
U.S. Muni-
Length
Overall
Serial
New
(N) or
of Manufacturer
(Frame,
(Each type)
Cost (U.S.
tions Import
No.
Gauge
of
Length
Used (U)
Receiver,
Currency)
List
or Size
Barrel
(Inches)
SG, RI,
Category
(Inches)
PI, RE)
g
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a
c
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b
d
k
Description
8. Specific Purpose of Importation (Use additional sheets, if
necessary)
(Ball
Wad-
cutter,
Shot)
10. Place of Residence in the United States
9.
Are you now or have you been on active duty outside the United States within
the 60-day period immediately preceding this importation?
Yes
No
11. Date of Assignment to Duty Station within United States
12. Branch of Service
13. Date of Birth
Under penalties of 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, that the transportation to and the receipt and possession by me at my place of residence of the firearms and/or ammunition and/or defense articles
described above, would not constitute any violation of Title I of the Gun Control Act of 1968 (U.S.C., Title 18 Chapter 44), or Title VII of the Omnibus Crime Control and
Safe Streets Act of 1968 (U.S.C. Title 18, Appendix, Sections 1201-1203) or any State law or local ordinance, that the firearms and/or ammunition and/or defense articles are
intended for my personal use and that no firearm is a surplus military firearm or a firearm as described in 26 U.S.C. 5845(a).
14. Name of Applicant (Printed)
15. Signature of Applicant
16. Rank
17. Date
Section II - For ATF Use Only (Please make no entries in this section)
18. The application has been examined and the importation of the firearms and ammunition and defense articles described herein is:
Approved
Withdrawn by Applicant Without Action
Returned for Additional Information
Partially Approved for the Reason Indicated Here or on Attached Letter
No Permit Required
Disapproved for the Reason Indicated on the Attached Letter
19. Signature of Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
20. Date
ATF E-Form 6 - Part II (5330.3B)
Revised April 2019
OMB No. 1140-0006 (06/30/2019)
U.S. Department of Justice
Application and Permit for Importation of
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Firearms, Ammunition and Defense Articles
For use by Members of the United States Armed Forces (Submit in triplicate)
For ATF use only
Valid for 12 months after the date of approval (item 20 below)
Permit No.
Section I - Application
1.
Return Approved Permit to (Enter name, address and ZIP Code if different than
2.
Applicant’s Name and Address (Including ZIP Code)
applicant’s)
Telephone Number
E-mail Address
3.
Name and Address of Seller
4.
Name and Address of Shipper
5.
Present or Last Foreign Duty Station
6.
Country of Exportation
7. Description of Firearms , Ammunition and Implements of War (For firearms, enter (SG)-Shotgun; (RI)-Rifle; (PI)-Pistol; (RE)-Revolver)
Unit
Model
Name and Address
Type
Caliber
Quantity
U.S. Muni-
Length
Overall
Serial
New
(N) or
of Manufacturer
(Frame,
(Each type)
Cost (U.S.
tions Import
No.
Gauge
of
Length
Used (U)
Receiver,
Currency)
List
or Size
Barrel
(Inches)
SG, RI,
Category
(Inches)
PI, RE)
g
e
h
i
a
c
f
j
b
d
k
Description
8. Specific Purpose of Importation (Use additional sheets, if
necessary)
(Ball
Wad-
cutter,
Shot)
10. Place of Residence in the United States
9.
Are you now or have you been on active duty outside the United States within
the 60-day period immediately preceding this importation?
Yes
No
11. Date of Assignment to Duty Station within United States
12. Branch of Service
13. Date of Birth
Under penalties of 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, that the transportation to and the receipt and possession by me at my place of residence of the firearms and/or ammunition and/or defense articles
described above, would not constitute any violation of Title I of the Gun Control Act of 1968 (U.S.C., Title 18 Chapter 44), or Title VII of the Omnibus Crime Control and
Safe Streets Act of 1968 (U.S.C. Title 18, Appendix, Sections 1201-1203) or any State law or local ordinance, that the firearms and/or ammunition and/or defense articles are
intended for my personal use and that no firearm is a surplus military firearm or a firearm as described in 26 U.S.C. 5845(a).
14. Name of Applicant (Printed)
15. Signature of Applicant
16. Rank
17. Date
Section II - For ATF Use Only (Please make no entries in this section)
18. The application has been examined and the importation of the firearms and ammunition and defense articles described herein is:
Approved
Withdrawn by Applicant Without Action
Returned for Additional Information
Partially Approved for the Reason Indicated Here or on Attached Letter
No Permit Required
Disapproved for the Reason Indicated on the Attached Letter
19. Signature of Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
20. Date
ATF E-Form 6 - Part II (5330.3B)
Revised April 2019
Detach Instructions Before Filing.
Instruction Sheet for ATF Form 6 Part II (Submit in triplicate)
General Information
Preparation of ATF Form 6 - Part II
1.
The Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives may
8.
Item 1. Name and address of person designated, in writing, by a member to
issue a permit authorizing the importation of a firearm, ammunition or
effect the release of the articles from CBP custody or to handle the shipment
defense articles into the United States to the place of residence of any
from the duty station outside the United States.
military member of the U.S. Armed Forces who is on active duty outside the
Item 7. The application must show a detailed description of each firearm,
United States within the 60-day period immediately preceding the intended
9.
importation, provided:
ammunition or defense articles to be imported. The description must
establish that the firearm or ammunition is generally recognized as particu-
(a) that such firearm or ammunition is generally recognized as particularly
larly suitable for sporting purposes and meets the other criteria for importa-
suitable for sporting purposes; excluding surplus military firearms;
tion. More than one firearm, ammunition or defense articles may be
included on a single application. Failure to supply complete information will
(b) that such firearm, ammunition or defense articles intended for the
delay processing and may cause denial of the application.
personal use of such member; and
10. Item 14. Sign all copies of the application in ink. All other entries must be
(c) that such importation would not constitute a violation of any provision
printed in ink or be typewritten.
of the Gun Control Act of 1968, Title VII of the Omnibus Crime Control
Number of Copies and Mailing of ATF Form 6 - Part II
and Safe Streets Act of 1968, as amended (82 Stat. 236; 18 U.S.C.
Appendix), or of any State law or local ordinance at the place of the
member’s residence.
11. The form must be submitted, in triplicate, to:
Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
2.
A person not meeting the above criteria may engage the services of a Federal
(Attention: Firearms and Explosives Imports Branch)
firearms licensee to effect the importation, provided that the firearm is
244 Needy Road
importable.
Martinsburg, WV 25405
3. A permit is not required for a firearm or ammunition brought into the
12. Any questions concerning the application should be referred to the Imports
United States or any possession thereof by any person who can establish to
Branch at the above address or telephone (304) 616-4550.
the satisfaction of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that such firearm
or ammunition was previously taken out of the United States or any
13. The application should be submitted approximately 60 days prior to the
possession thereof by such person.
intended importation.
4. No permit will be issued to import a surplus military firearm or, a firearm
Approval
or ammunition which is not generally recognized as particularly suitable
for sporting purposes, or a firearm as defined in 26 U.S.C. 5845(a)
14. The Director will approve the application or advise the applicant of the
(e.g., machinegun, silencer, destructive device, short-barreled rifle or
reason for the disapproval. In some cases it may be necessary to request
short-barreled shotgun, etc.).
additional information to determine the import status of the firearm,
ammunition or defense articles.
5. Application for permission to import firearms, ammunition and defense articles
by military members of the United States Armed Forces must be filed
15. The permit is valid for 12 months from the date of approval. The approved
on ATF Form 6 -Part II (5330.3B). Commercial firms (i.e., firearms
application will serve as the permit to import the article(s) described on the
importers, dealers, DOD civilians, military dependents, etc.) must use ATF
form.
Form 6 -Part I (5330.3A) to apply for permission to import firearms,
ammunition, and defense articles.
16. After approval, the Director will retain two copies and forward the original to
the member or his designated agent, along with copies of ATF Form 6A,
6. The use or sale of firearms (including antique firearms) or ammunition
Release and Receipt of Imported Firearms, Ammunition and Defense Articles.
is taxable in certain situations. This tax will probably apply to the sale
or use of firearms or ammunition in any business that you conduct. This
17. No photographic or other copy may be used, unless certified by the Director,
Federal tax is in addition to any CBP duties. This tax does NOT apply to:
to effect release of the firearms, ammunition or defense articles from CBP.
No amendments or alterations may be made to an approved permit, except by
(a) The personal use of firearms or ammunition which you had in the
the Director.
U.S. before.
Release from CBP
(b) Firearms or ammunition (domestic or foreign) that were sold and
used in the U.S. anytime after 1918.
18. The ATF Form 6A, with Section I completed, the approved permit, and any
other necessary documents, must be presented to the CBP officials handling
(c) Firearms or ammunition which an individual acquired for use (for
the importation to effect release of the firearms, ammunition or defense articles.
example, shooting or protection) during a stay outside the U.S.
AND used during the stay.
(d) Parts for firearms or ammunition. However, tax does apply to a
complete firearm or to ammunition in knockdown condition (for
example, kits).
(e) Firearms or ammunition of a nonresident that are temporarily
imported for use in a specific event or action (for example, any
lawful sporting purpose, official law enforcement, or repair).
7. If firearms or ammunition are brought into the U.S. that do not meet these
conditions, this tax may apply to their use or sale. Contact the Alcohol and
Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), National Revenue Center, 550 Main
Street, #8002, Cincinnati, OH 45202, Telephone 1-877-882-3277 for help
and forms.
ATF E-Form 6 - Part II (5330.3B)
Revised April 2019
Privacy Act Information
The following information is provided pursuant to Section 3(a)(3) of the Privacy of 1974:
1. Authority. With respect to the importation of firearms, ammunition, and defense articles, the information requested on ATF Form 6 - Part II (5330.3B) is
mandatory pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 925.
2. Purpose. To determine if the article(s) qualifies for importation by the applicant.
3. Routine Uses. The information will be used by ATF to make determinations set forth in paragraph 2. In addition, information may be disclosed to other Federal,
State, foreign and local law enforcement and regulatory agency personnel to verify information on the application and to aid in the performance of their duties with
respect to the enforcement and regulation of firearms and/or ammunition where such disclosure is not prohibited by law. The information may further be disclosed
to the Justice Department if it appears that the furnishing of false information may constitute a violation of Federal law. Finally, the information may be disclosed
to members of the public in order to verify the information on the application when such disclosure is not prohibited by law.
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 request in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This information collection is mandatory pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 925, 26 U.S.C. 5844, and 22 U.S.C.
2778. The purpose of this information collection is to allow ATF to determine that the article(s) described on the application qualifies for importation by the importer, and to
serve as the authorization for the importer.
The estimated average burden associated with this collection of information is 30 minutes per respondent or recordkeeper, depending on individual circumstances. Com-
ments concerning the accuracy of this burden estimate and suggestions for reducing this burden should be addressed to Reports Management Officer, Document Services,
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and 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 6-Part II (5330.3B)
Revised April 2019
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How to Fill out ATF Form 6 Part 2?

Fill out the document in three copies. All entries must be typewritten or legibly printed in ink. The form contains the general completion and submission instructions. Read them carefully and detach before filing the application.

Fill out the ATF Form 6 Part 2 as follows:

  1. Item 1. Return Approved Permit to. If you designate any other person to handle the shipment or release of the enlisted articles, provide the name and address of the person in this item;
  2. Item 2. Applicant's Name and Address. Provide your name, address (including ZIP-code), phone number, and e-mail address;
  3. Item 3. Name and Address of Seller. Enter the name and address of the foreign seller you have bought the items to be imported from;
  4. Item 4. Name and Address of Shipper. If the same as in Item 3, you may indicate the phrase "See Item 3".
  5. Item 5. Present or Last Foreign Duty Station. Specify the foreign duty station you are at now, or the last foreign duty station you were at;
  6. Item 6. Country of Exportation. Self-explanatory;
  7. Item 7. Description of Firearms. Use this table to list and describe the articles you want to import. The description you provide should demonstrate that firearms or ammunition you want to import are generally recognized as suitable for sporting purposes and meet all the importation criteria. It is required to furnish all applicable information in this part, otherwise, your application will be denied;
  8. Item 8. Specific Purpose of Importation. Enter the reason you want to import the enlisted firearms or ammunition;
  9. Item 9. Self-explanatory;
  10. Item 10. Place of Residence in the United States. Provide your U.S address;
  11. Items 11 and 12. Date of Assignment to Duty Station within the United States and Branch of Service. Provide the required service-related information;
  12. Item 13. Date of Birth. Self-explanatory;
  13. Items 14 - 17. Print your name, rank, and completion date in these items.

Submit the form to the address provided in the instructions no later than 60 days before the intended importation. The approved permit will be returned to you, or to the person you have indicated in Item 1.

How to Update Information on ATF Form 6 Part 2?

The importing on ATF Form 6 Part 2 is allowed for 12 months from the approval date. The permit is not transferable and valid only for items enlisted on the form. Once the permit is approved, no alterations or amendments can be made, except by the Director of the ATF.

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