Who needs an ATF Form 6NIA (5330.3D)?
An ATF Form 6NIA (5330.3D) is the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives form, is full name is Application/Permit for Temporary Importation of Firearms and Ammunition by Nonimmigrant Aliens. A nonimmigrant alien is an individual who is not a US citizen entering the country to stay for a specific reason and for a restricted amount of time with a permission form US Department of Homeland Security. These can be people traveling to and in the US for business, pleasure or educational reasons. Therefore, the ATF Form 6NIA is to be used only by these types of visitors, and permanent resident alien may not submit it.
What is the purpose of ATF Form 6NIA (5330.3D)?
The Application/Permit for Temporary Importation of Firearms and Ammunition by Nonimmigrant Aliens is to submitted when any types of firearms (new, used or inherited) are about to be imported by a nonimmigrant alien who is temporarily bringing firearm or ammunition according to the requirements of the ATF Bureau.
Is the ATF Form 6NIA (5330.3D) accompanied by other forms?
No, there is not such a legal provision requiring the nonimmigrant alien import the allowed firearm to attach any other forms or statements while submitting their Application/Permit for Temporary Importation of Firearms and Ammunition. However, if the applicant is going for a hunt and has a valid hunting license and if they also have an invitation to a shooting event, both documents should be attached if any.
What information should be provided on the Application/Permit for Temporary Importation of Firearms and Ammunition by Nonimmigrant Alien?
The form actually consists of 4 pages, only two of which are the form itself, the other two are the instructions.
The items to be covered by the form are the following:
Applicant’s full name
Address of residence
Contact information (telephone, fax, email)
Date and place of birth
Countries of exportation and citizenship
Whether the applicant possesses a valid hunting license or an invitation to a hunting/shooting event
Description of firearms
Certification by the applicant.
The final second part is supposed to be completed by the ATF.
Where do I send the ATF Form 6NIA (5330.3D)?
The form is supposed to be directed to: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Firearms and Explosives Imports Branch, 244 Needy Road, Martinsburg, WV 25405. It also may be faxed to 304-616-4554.