Submitting fingerprints and passport pictures to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE/ATF) depends on how you are submitting your application.
EFORMS: If you are submitting an eForm 1 or eForm 4 on the ATF eForms website you must upload a digital passport picture to the Responsible Person section, but you have two options to submit fingerprints.
1. Upload an encrypted format called an Electronic Fingerprint Transmission (EFT) file.
2. Mail two completed FD-258 fingerprint cards, for each application, along with the Cover Letter received in your email within 10 days after the Form 1 or Form 4 was submitted.
PAPER FORMS: If you are submitting a paper Form 1 or Form 4 you must mail two completed FD-258 fingerprint cards and two passport pictures with each application. If you are putting the NFA firearm into a Trust, each Responsible Person only needs one passport picture which is attached to the ATF Form 23 Responsible Person Questionnaire.
If you need assistance completing an ATF Form 1 click here.
If you are purchasing an NFA item we are a Federal Firearms License dealer just like other gun stores. We can help save you money on your purchase and we will get everything you need to be done much faster and easier than anyone else around. See our NFA Firearm Transfers.
RETURN CUSTOMERS: If we completed your fingerprints on or after November 3rd, 2021 updates can be made to your .EFT file if your address, personal information, etc. has changed. This service can not update your fingerprints themselves or make changes to your fingerprints. Fingerprints completed on or before November 2nd, 2021 we will need to redo your fingerprints to create the EFT file.