In great news, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE/ATF) now allows the electronic submission of applications through their website https://www.atf.gov/firearms/applications-eforms. With our electronic fingerprinting system we are one of the few companies that can save the digital fingerprint record in an encrypted format called an EFT file which can be uploaded to the ATF eForms website and submitted with your ATF eForm 4. After completion of your fingerprints, the file is emailed to you. The eForm process is supposed to reduce the wait time to receive the approved form and stamp tax back from the ATF from 9 months down to 90 days.
NOTE: The ATF eForm 1, Application to Make and Register a Firearm, does allow the upload of a passport picture, but it DOES NOT allow uploading the fingerprint EFT file at this time. Two fingerprint cards must be physically mailed to the ATF after the eForm 1 is submitted.