Apply for Relief of Explosives Disability

Generally, prohibited persons may apply for relief from explosives disability. This process can take 120 or more days to complete. To apply for relief from an explosives disability, you must complete an ATF Form 5400.29, Application for Restoration of Explosives Privileges, an appropriate FD-258 Fingerprint Card, and send it and some additional information to ATF’s Explosives Relief of Disability (EROD) Section. Applicants must submit additional information in reference to their particular prohibitions. Applicants should review the following information to determine what additional information is required.

Please note that you must obtain the appropriate FD-258 forms through the EROD Section office.

Please ensure that all documents are included with the application and are completed correctly. Submitting all of the required information will assist ATF in processing your application and avoid unnecessary delays. You must submit two copies of the application, two FD-258 forms, Fingerprint Cards (ORI number DC-ATF-0000), and all relevant information to the Explosives Relief of Disabilities Section.

Questions on the status of an application or general questions relating to the relief from disabilities may be directed to the EROD Section. Please put “EROD” in the subject line for all EROD questions.

Please refer to your assigned examiner and not the assigned special agent when inquiring about the status of your application.

Last Reviewed September 22, 2016