Who needs a Certification of compliance ATF form 5330.20?
When individuals are filing an Application for Registration of a Firearm, they must also submit the Certification of Compliance, or ATF form 5330.20, which certifies their US citizenship. According to US law, a non-immigrant alien has no right to possess any kind of firearm or ammunition.
What is the purpose of the ATF form 5330.20?
This form is used to certify that the person who wants to register a firearm is a citizen of the USA. The information in the form is forwarded to the US Department of Justice.
What documents must accompany the ATF form 5330.20?
The certification must be filed together with the Application for a Registration of a Firearm. In case the applicant doesn’t provide certification, the ATF won’t be able to act upon it and the application will be returned.
How long does it take to fill the certification out?
The estimated time of completing the form is 10 minutes. The certification is submitted when the individual needs to register a firearm or other ammunition.
What information should be provided in the certification?
The applicant must type the following information:
Name under which the application was filed
Name of person certifying for citizenship
Country of citizenship
Immigration and naturalization service which issued an alien number
Answer some questions about his/her citizenship status
The certification must be as well signed and dated.
What do I do with the form after its completion?
The signed certification is forwarded to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives together with the application for registration.