Instruction Sheet for ATF Form 6 Part II (Submit in triplicate)
1. The Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives may
defense articles into the United States to the place of residence of any
military member of the U.S. Armed Forces who is on active duty outside the
United States within the 60-day period immediately preceding the intended
personal use of such member; and
(c) that such importation would not constitute a violation of any provision
and Safe Streets Act of 1968, as amended (82 Stat. 236; 18 U.S.C.
Appendix), or of any State law or local ordinance at the place of the
2. A person not meeting the above criteria may engage the services of a Federal
United States or any possession thereof by any person who can establish to
possession thereof by such person.
or ammunition which is not generally recognized as particularly suitable
(e.g., machinegun, silencer, destructive device, short-barreled rie or
short-barreled shotgun, etc.).
importers, dealers, DOD civilians, military dependents, etc.) must use ATF
ammunition, and defense articles.
6. Theuseorsaleofrearms(including antique rearms) or ammunition
is taxable in certain situations. This tax will probably apply to the sale
(b) Firearms or ammunition (domestic or foreign) that were sold and
used in the U.S. anytime after 1918.
(c) Firearms or ammunition which an individual acquired for use (for
example, shooting or protection) during a stay outside the U.S.
AND used during the stay.
(e) Firearms or ammunition of a nonresident that are temporarily
importedforuseinaspeciceventoraction(for example, any
lawful sporting purpose, ocial law enforcement, or repair).
conditions, this tax may apply to their use or sale. Contact the Alcohol and
Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), National Revenue Center, 550 Main
Preparation of ATF Form 6 - Part II
8. Item 1. Name and address of person designated, in writing, by a member to
from the duty station outside the United States.
9. Item 7. Theapplicationmustshowadetaileddescriptionofeachrearm,
ammunition or defense articles to be imported. The description must
larly suitable for sporting purposes and meets the other criteria for importa-
included on a single application. Failure to supply complete information will
delay processing and may cause denial of the application.
10. Item 14.Signallcopiesoftheapplicationinink.Allotherentriesmustbe
Number of Copies and Mailing of ATF Form 6 - Part II
Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
244 Needy Road
Martinsburg, WV 25405
Branch at the above address or telephone (304) 616-4550.
13. The application should be submitted approximately 60 days prior to the
14. The Director will approve the application or advise the applicant of the
ammunition or defense articles.
15. The permit is valid for 12 months from the date of approval. The approved
application will serve as the permit to import the article(s) described on the
16. After approval, the Director will retain two copies and forward the original to
the member or his designated agent, along with copies of ATF Form 6A,
No amendments or alterations may be made to an approved permit, except by
Release from CBP
Revised April 2019