How long does it take to process a 4473?
In order to complete a background check, you must fill out a 4473 Form, which is also known as a Firearms Transaction Record. Once the form has been filled out, the seller will run your information through NICS, maintained by the FBI. It takes about 30 seconds to run a background check through the NICS.
Do I need Form 4473?
All purchases of small arms (handguns) from private individuals from another state are required to have a Form 4473 completed before sale. Some states (such as California, Colorado, Nevada, New Jersey, and Washington) require individual sellers to sell through dealers.
How long does firearm application take?
A recent independent survey of a database of 200 firearm license approvals showed that firearm licenses take an average of 142 calendar days to be approved. The quickest application took 32 days and the longest application took 306 calendar days.
How long does it take to get FFL after interview?
It takes 2 months to get an FFL (assuming certain things, which I’ll explain further down). To be clear, The BATF only has 2 months to approve or deny your application (I’ll explain more below). However, the ATF might be faster, and/or you might be slow on your part – yes, you have a part in becoming an FFL holder.
What is eForm 4473 and how do I use it?
As a federal firearm licensee, you have several options when it comes to filling out Firearms Transaction Records, or ATF Form 4473. ATF provides a free downloadable program called eForm 4473 to help you quickly and easily complete Forms 4473 on your computer. Instead of printing out completed Forms 4473, you may want to store them electronically.
What are the requirements of the Form 4473 system?
The system must allow access to Forms 4473 and the acquisition and disposition (A&D) record simultaneously (toggle back and forth). The system must provide the ability to flag or set aside Forms 4473 for ATF to save for further review during inspections.
What happens if there is an error on Form 4473?
If errors are found on a Form 4473, corrections may be made to a copy of the original Form 4473. This copy should be attached at the end of the original Form 4473 and all changes must have initials, and dates must be visible on the corrected copy.
How are supplemental ATF forms attached to a Form 4473?
All supplemental ATF forms for a transaction (Multiple Sales, etc.) must be electronically attached at the end of the Form 4473 for continuity and ease of review. ATF must be provided uninterrupted access to the system to facilitate a compliance inspection. ATF access during inspections must be in a “read only” capacity.