ATF Form 5330.20 "Certification of Compliance With 18 U.s.c. 922(G)(5)(B)"

What Is ATF Form 5330.20?

ATF Form 5330.20, Certification of Compliance with 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(5)(B), is a form filed with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) by National Firearms Act (NFA) applicants in order to certify that they are United States citizens or permanent resident aliens. A nonimmigrant alien is a foreigner in the United States who is classified as a nonimmigrant.

ATF Form 5330.20 was issued by the ATF and last revised on April 1, 2006. An ATF Form 5330.20 fillable version is available below for download.

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What Is ATF Form 5330.20 Used for?

The ATF Certification of Compliance is used to certify that nonimmigrant aliens comply with the law at 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(5)(B). The information provided on this form is used by the ATF to verify the citizenship of the applicant and to determine if they are legally eligible to import and/or possess firearms and ammunition. In order to be eligible, nonimmigrant aliens must hold a nonimmigrant visa, as this term is defined in the Immigration and Nationality Act.

ATF Form 5330.20 Instructions

This certification is to be completed by all listed responsible persons who apply for a Federal Firearms License (FFL). The law at 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(5)(B) does not permit any nonimmigrant alien to ship, transport in interstate commerce, or possess any firearm or ammunition that has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce. This definition includes any individual who is traveling temporarily in the United States, whether for pleasure or business, any individual who is studying in the United States but maintains a residence abroad, and also certain foreign workers. Permanent resident aliens are not included in this definition.

The form 5330.20, as well as ATF E-Form 5330.20, is to be submitted by applicants who are individuals, and not legal entities.

The amount of time estimated for an average applicant to fill out the form is 3 minutes. Please follow the steps below:

  • Box 1. The name under which the application was filed. Enter the name of the individual or the entity that applied for the FFL;
  • Box 2. Name of the person certifying to citizenship. Enter your complete name. This may or may not coincide with the name in Box 1;
  • Box 3. Country of citizenship. Enter your country, and if you are a citizen of the United States, skip to Box 7;
  • Box 4. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) issued an alien number or admission number. Enter this number, which begins with the letter A and is followed by eight or nine digits, and should be listed on the Permanent Resident Card (or green card), as well as on the other immigration documents, e.g. an Employment Authorization, or on your visa;
  • Box 5. Are you a nonimmigrant alien? Answer either "Yes" or "No." If your answer is "No," proceed to Box 7;
  • Box 6. Questions on your status and permits. Answer either "Yes" or "No." If you answer "Yes" to any of these questions, submit the supporting documentation and complete the data requested;
  • Box 7. Certification. By signing and placing the date on the form, you certify that the statements on the form and the attached documents are true and correct to the best of your knowledge and belief.
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OMB No.1140-0061
U.S. Department of Justice
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Certification of Compliance with 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(5)(B)
Note: The Person Certifying to Citizenship Must Complete this Form.
(All entries Must be in ink, printed in CAPITAL LETTERS, and legible.)
You Must complete this certification or ATF will not be able to act upon your application and the application will be returned to you.
18 U.S.C. 922(g)(5)(B) generally makes it unlawful for any nonimmigrant alien to ship or transport in interstate or foreign commerce, or possess in or affecting commerce, any firearm or
ammunition; or to receive any firearm or ammunition which has shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce.
A nonimmigrant alien is an alien in the United States in a nonimmigrant classification. The definition includes, in part, persons traveling temporarily in the United States for business or pleasure,
persons studying in the United States who maintain a residence abroad, and certain foreign workers.
The definition does NOT include permanent resident aliens.
1. Name under which the application was filed:
or Name of Corporation, Partnership, or Association, (If appli-
Middle Initial
Last
First
cable.)
2. Name of person CERTIFYING to citizenship:
Last
First
Middle Initial
*If applying for a Federal Firearms License (FFL), All listed responsible persons MUST complete a CERTIFICATION.
3. What is your COUNTRY of citizenship?
Country Name (list additional country(ies) below if applicable).
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
If you are a citizen of the UNITED STATES, skip to question 7.
4. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) issued alien number or admission number:
5. Are you a NONIMMIGRANT alien? Answer “Yes”
or “No”
If you answered “No”, skip to question 7.
6. If you answered “Yes” to question 5, you must answer the following questions:
a.
Are you in possession of a valid hunting license or permit lawfully issued in the United States Answer “Yes”
or “No”
*If you answer “Yes”, complete the following:
Hunting License/Permit Number, if any
Expiration Date, if any
State of Issuance
b.
Are you an official representative of a foreign government who is accredited to the United States Government or your Government’s mission to an international organization having its
headquarters in the United States? Answer “Yes”
or “No”
c.
Are you an official of a foreign government or a distinguished foreign visitor who has been so designated by the United States Department of State?
Answer “Yes”
or “No”
d.
Have you received a waiver from the nonimmigrant alien prohibition from the Attorney General of the United States? Answer “Yes”
or “No”
*If you answered “Yes” to question 6a. or 6d., You must submit appropriate documentation in support of your “Yes” Answer.
7. Under penalties imposed by 18 U.S.C.924, I certify that the statements contained in this certification of compliance with 18 U.S.C. 922 (g)(5)(B) form, and any attached statements in
support thereof, are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief.
Date:
Signature of Individual Who is Identified in Question 2:
ATF Form 5330.20
Revised April 2006
OMB No.1140-0061
U.S. Department of Justice
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Certification of Compliance with 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(5)(B)
Note: The Person Certifying to Citizenship Must Complete this Form.
(All entries Must be in ink, printed in CAPITAL LETTERS, and legible.)
You Must complete this certification or ATF will not be able to act upon your application and the application will be returned to you.
18 U.S.C. 922(g)(5)(B) generally makes it unlawful for any nonimmigrant alien to ship or transport in interstate or foreign commerce, or possess in or affecting commerce, any firearm or
ammunition; or to receive any firearm or ammunition which has shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce.
A nonimmigrant alien is an alien in the United States in a nonimmigrant classification. The definition includes, in part, persons traveling temporarily in the United States for business or pleasure,
persons studying in the United States who maintain a residence abroad, and certain foreign workers.
The definition does NOT include permanent resident aliens.
1. Name under which the application was filed:
or Name of Corporation, Partnership, or Association, (If appli-
Middle Initial
Last
First
cable.)
2. Name of person CERTIFYING to citizenship:
Last
First
Middle Initial
*If applying for a Federal Firearms License (FFL), All listed responsible persons MUST complete a CERTIFICATION.
3. What is your COUNTRY of citizenship?
Country Name (list additional country(ies) below if applicable).
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
If you are a citizen of the UNITED STATES, skip to question 7.
4. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) issued alien number or admission number:
5. Are you a NONIMMIGRANT alien? Answer “Yes”
or “No”
If you answered “No”, skip to question 7.
6. If you answered “Yes” to question 5, you must answer the following questions:
a.
Are you in possession of a valid hunting license or permit lawfully issued in the United States Answer “Yes”
or “No”
*If you answer “Yes”, complete the following:
Hunting License/Permit Number, if any
Expiration Date, if any
State of Issuance
b.
Are you an official representative of a foreign government who is accredited to the United States Government or your Government’s mission to an international organization having its
headquarters in the United States? Answer “Yes”
or “No”
c.
Are you an official of a foreign government or a distinguished foreign visitor who has been so designated by the United States Department of State?
Answer “Yes”
or “No”
d.
Have you received a waiver from the nonimmigrant alien prohibition from the Attorney General of the United States? Answer “Yes”
or “No”
*If you answered “Yes” to question 6a. or 6d., You must submit appropriate documentation in support of your “Yes” Answer.
7. Under penalties imposed by 18 U.S.C.924, I certify that the statements contained in this certification of compliance with 18 U.S.C. 922 (g)(5)(B) form, and any attached statements in
support thereof, are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief.
Date:
Signature of Individual Who is Identified in Question 2:
ATF Form 5330.20
Revised April 2006
Paperwork Reduction Act Notice
This request is in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction of Act of 1995. The information collection is used to determine whether the operations will be in conformity with Federal laws and
regulations. The information requested is required to obtain or retain a benefit and is mandatory by statue (26 U.S.C. 5172).
The estimated average burden associated with this collection of information is 3 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 Explo-
sives, 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 Form 5330.20
Revised April 2006
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