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ATF Form 4473
Answers to some common questions about requirements for Form 4473 including where to order, how to download and proper means of identification for purchasing a firearm.
Must a transferee provide his or her social security number on the ATF Form 4473?
May an FFL scan a buyer/transferee’s identification document to auto-populate item 26.a. on Form 4473, “Identification”?
How should an FFL proceed if the transferee decides to purchase additional firearms, more than originally recorded on the Form 4473?
How should an FFL proceed if, after the completion of Section E of ATF form 4473 (signed and dated), the transferee decides to purchase a different firearm than originally recorded on the Form 4473?
Can item 26.b. on Form 4473, “Supplemental Government Issued Documentation,” be used to document a transferee’s additional government-issued documentation that establishes the transferee’s full legal name and/or current residence address?
Many electronic Form 4473 software products do not require the transferee to sign and date the certification in items 22 and 23 until after the NICS process is completed and the form is printed. Is this permissible?
Should an FFL enter “zero” for item 6 on Form 4473 when the firearm transfer is denied by a background check or the transfer doesn’t otherwise take place?
If a firearm transferee’s identification lists something other than male or female for their gender, what should they check on question 14 of Form 4473?
What address does a member of the military on active-duty document in item 10 of Form 4473, “Current State of Residence and Address”?
What documentation does a member of the military on active duty need to present to acquire a firearm?