ATF Releases Revised Form 4473, Notice to All FFLs and Q&As

Form 4473
ATF Posts Revised Form 4473

Washington, DC –-( It has come to the attention of ATF that as of July 6, 2012, every Federal firearms licensee (FFL) has not received a packet of the Revised ATF Forms 4473, April 2012 edition.

To ensure that you are utilizing the correct version of the form, you may print the Revised ATF F 4473 at

Please be sure to copy all six pages of the form and staple them together if you elect to use a printed or photocopied version of the form.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) has revised ATF Form 4473, which will become effective on July 9, 2012.

The revised Form 4473 is consistent with the current legal interpretation relating to firearms disabilities for certain nonimmigrant aliens.

The prohibitions on transfer and possession of firearms and ammunition apply only to nonimmigrant aliens who were admitted to the United States under a nonimmigrant visa, and the prohibitions do not apply to nonimmigrant aliens who lawfully entered the United States without a visa.

In addition, proof of 90 days of continuous residency is no longer required for any alien. Please review the entire revised Form 4473 including all of the Important Notices, Instructions to Transferee/Buyer, Instructions to Transferor/Seller, and Definitions.

In addition, on July 9, 2012, the revised e-Form 4473 application will be posted and available for download. All FFLs must ensure that they are using the correct e-Form 4473 version on that date.

  • ATF F 4473 (April 2012 Edition)
  • Notice to All Federal Firearms Licensees
  • Q&As


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with all this shit going on at once they are realy trying to take our GUN rights away


I agree with Ranchman.The cretin in charge of da white house disgusts me as well.To this day it cant be proven that hes even an American citizen.He is accomplishing his mission though,that is to destroy America and our liberty.Semper fi&keep your powder dry!

Bob Solla

agreed ranchman!


All this fuss about non-immigrant aliens. Makes no sense except when one considers how much hope Obama puts on them to get himself reelected. What a schmuck. If all Mexicans only realized how much death and destruction Obama and his cronies have levied against Mexico during the Fast & Furious gun running scheme. To think that an American president (and I use that term loosely) would sell arms to Mexican Drug Traffickers in order to take awaqy the gun rights of law abiding Americans. The guy totally disgusts me.