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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 a Canadian citizen residing in the United States need an alien number or admission number to purchase a firearm?
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?
Is the possessor of a “green card” a nonimmigrant alien?
What is an alien number or admission number?
Who is a nonimmigrant alien?
Can a nonimmigrant alien obtain a waiver from the prohibition on shipping, transporting, receiving, or possessing a firearm or ammunition?
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?
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?