U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives OMB No. 1140-0010 (12/31/2012) Application to Transport Interstate or to Temporarily Export Certain National Firearms
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Who needs the ATF Form 5320.20?

Form ATF-5320.20 is the Bureau of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives form. The document’s full name is the Application to Transport Interstate or to Temporarily Export Certain National Firearms Act (NFA) Firearms. The ATF Form 5320.20 must be filled out by registered owners of NFA firearms who are going to move within states carrying a firearm or export one.

What is the ATF 5320.20 Form for?

The request for the ATF Bureau authorization to transport and export firearms is a mandatory procedure according to the provisions of Section 922 (a)(4), Title 18, U.S.C., and Section 478.28, Title 27.  

The ATF agency requires the information requested in the ATF FORm 5320.20 to verify that the suggested transaction of the indicated items is reasonable and consistent with public safety and federal and local laws.

Moreover, the information provided on ATF 5320.20 Application Form is supposed to be used to collect statistics on the manufacture and exportation of firearms.   

How to complete the ATF 5320.20 Application to Transport Interstate or to Temporarily Export Certain NFA Firearms?

The fillable form ATF-5320.20 is supposed to cover the following items:

  • The data about the registered owner (name, address, phone number);

  • Whether the firearms will be returned to the initial location;

  • Dates of the firearms relocation;

  • Detailed information about the firearms to be transported (manufacturer, type, caliber or gauge, model, length of the barrel, serial number, etc.);

  • Reasons for transportation;

  • Original location and destination;

  • Mode of transportation;

  • License number

  • Ports of exit and return;

  • Date and signature of the registered owner.

The second part of the form is for the ATF Bureau officials use.

Where do I send the completed AFT 5320.20 form?

The Application 5320.20 ATF must be filed in duplicate and directed to the Director of Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives at the following address: 244 Needy Road, Martinsburg, WV 25405 .