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Answers to some common questions for those who may be considered a nonimmigrant alien or for federal firearms licensees conducting business with nonimmigrant alien customers.
May a nonimmigrant alien who has been admitted to the United States under a nonimmigrant visa possess a firearm or ammunition in the United States?
Can an alien who enters the United States on a nonimmigrant alien visa rent a firearm for lawful hunting or sporting purposes while in the United States?
Does an alien with an approved Form 6 NIA import permit need to obtain an export permit to take the firearm(s) and/or remaining ammunition back out of the United States?
May a firearm that was temporarily imported into the United States remain in the United States?
Are there any restrictions on the types of firearms that can be temporarily imported into the United States for hunting or for a shooting competition?
Is an ATF Form 6 NIA required to temporarily import an antique firearm?
How long is an ATF Form 6 NIA valid for?
Do aliens that have an approved ATF Form 6 NIA need to provide Customs and Border Protection (CPB) with an ATF Form 6A?
What documentation does an alien need to show U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) when entering the United States with a firearm?
Do nonimmigrant aliens need to obtain a permit to temporarily import firearms into the United States for hunting or other lawful sporting purposes?