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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.
Does the prohibition on the receipt and possession of firearms and ammunition by aliens in nonimmigrant visa status apply to nonimmigrant aliens who lawfully enter the United States without a visa?
May a nonimmigrant alien who has been admitted to the United States under a nonimmigrant visa and who falls within an exception, purchase a firearm or ammunition in the United States?
Can a nonimmigrant alien obtain a waiver from the prohibition on shipping, transporting, receiving, or possessing a firearm or ammunition?
Who is a nonimmigrant alien?
What is an alien number or admission number?
Is the possessor of a “green card” a nonimmigrant alien?
Is a valid hunting license or permit as an exception to the firearms prohibitions on nonimmigrant aliens only valid in the state in which it was issued?
Does a Canadian citizen residing in the United States need an alien number or admission number to purchase 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?
What documentation does an alien need to show U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) when entering the United States with a firearm?