a. A written request and prior authorization from ATF to transport interstate
or in foreign commerce any destructive device, machinegun, short-barreled rie,
or short-barreled shotgun is required under the provisions of Section 922 (a)
(4), Title 18, U.S.C., and Section 478.28, Title 27, CFR. A letter of request, in
duplicate, containing all information required on this form, may be submitted in
lieu of the form.
b. The registered owner of NFA rearm(s) shall complete two copies of ATF
Form 5320.20 and forward the forms to the Director, Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, 244 Needy Road, Martinsburg, WV
25405 (Attention: NFA Division). The form can be submitted via facsimile to
the NFA Division at (304) 616-4501 or may be scanned and emailed to
c. All signatures on both copies of the form shall be in ink. All other entries on the
form shall be printed in ink or typewritten.
ATF Form 5320. 20
Revised October 2019
d. The origianl of ATF Form 5320.20 will be returned to the registered
owner. Approval authorizes the registered owner to transport the
designated rearm(s) only during the time period specied in item 3.
THE AUTHORIZATION DOES NOT CARRY OR IMPORT RELIEF
FROM ANY STATUTORY OR REGULATORY PROVISIONS
RELATING TO FIREARMS OTHER THAN 27 CFR 478.28.
e. In the event item 2 is checked “yes” and the rearm(s) is not
returned to the original location by the date specied. the registered
owner shall submit a new application on ATF Form 5320.20 to
receive approval to return the rearm(s).
f. If a contract or common carrier is used to transport the rearm(s) a
copy of ATF Form 5320.20 shall be furnished to the carrier and
shall be in the possession of the carrier for the duration of the
transportation. This will meet the requirements of sections 922(e)
and (f) of the Gun Control Act of 1968.
Paperwork Reduction Act Notice
This form is in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information you provide is used to compile statistics on the manufacture and exportation of
rearms. The furnishing of this information is mandatory (18 U.S.C. § 921(g)).
The estimated average burden associated with this collection of information is 45 minutes per respondent or recordkeeper, depending on individual circumstances. Comments
concerning the accuracy of this burden estimate and suggestions for reducing this burden should be addressed to Reports Management Ocer, Resource Management Sta,
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Washington, DC 20226.
An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Privacy Act Information
The following information is provided pursuant to Section 3 of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(3)):
1. Authority. Solicitation of this information is made pursuant to the Gun Control Act of 1968 (18 U.S.C. 922(a)(4)). Disclosure of this information by
the applicat is madatory if the applicant wishes to transport in interstate or foreign commerce any destructive device, machinegun, short-barreled shotgun,
or short-barreled rie.
2. Purpose. To determine whether the proposed transaction of the listed items is reasonably necessary and consistent with the public safety and applicable
State and local law.
3. Routine Uses. This information will be used by ATF to make the determinaation set forth in paragraph 2. No information obtained from an
application, registration, or records required to be submitted by a natural person in order to comply with provisions of the National Firearms Act or
regulations issued thereunder, shall except in connection with prosecurition or other action for furnishing false information be used, directly or
indirectly, as evidence against that person in any criminal proceeding with ling of the application.
4. Eects of Not Supplying Information Requested. Failure to supply complete information will delay processing and may cause denial of the