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Driving to Alaska with a Firearm


Federal Requirement for Aliens Bringing Guns into the United States

The U.S. Department of Justice/Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) requires nonimmigrant aliens temporarily importing firearms and ammunition into the United States to submit ATF Form 6NIA (5330.3D-Application/permit for temporary importation of firearms and ammunition by nonimmigrant aliens), in order to obtain an ATF firearm import permit. This permit application must be submitted well in advance of your trip. If you have any questions about this new regulation, please contact ATF.

The form and instruction on how to submit it can be found by calling ATF at 304-616-4550 or visiting the ATF website where you can download the form 5330.3D. It takes approximately 8-10 weeks for ATF to process a 5330.3D form. Submit to ATF, 244 Needy Road, Martinsburg, WV 25405 or fax to: (304) 616-4554.

You will need the approved ATF importation permit and your hunting license in order to clear US Customs when you arrive in the United States.

A hunting license is required to apply for an importation permit from ATF, which will allow you to import it through US Customs.

If you plan to also carry a gun into Canada, you can find more information about importing a handgun from Alaska to Canada by reviewing the Canadian Firearms Program provided by the Canadian Mounted Police.

Please note: You are considered a nonimmigrant alien under federal law for the ATF importation permit. For the Alaska hunting license, you are considered a nonresident or nonresident alien.

If you have more questions, you can contact the ATF Alaska field office at (907) 271-5701.



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