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Form 1 application sent in without fingerprint card

Shouldn't fill out forms and send them in when completely exhausted. Sent in a Form 1 application today, got home from work and noticed the fingerprint card still on my desk. Ugh.
What do I do?
My thoughts are, send in a letter explaining the missed card, include the card and a copy of the first page of the application.
What say you?


Mailed the original application in this morning. What alloted timeline?
I was thinking electronic filing. You have up to ten business days to get the fingerprints sent if filing electronically.

Call them tomorrow and see if it is cool sending them separately. I don’t see why that would be an issue as they have this already happening with efiled form 1s.
Was the Form 1 submitted via ye olde paper or the only slightly less archaic eForms? Later, no worries, just drop it off tomorrow. Former, I'd call the NFA Branch.
I remember on one of my Form 4s, a couple pages were missing from my trust, I got a call from NFA branch, mailed it in, and no problems.
Called the ATF office. They said the forms go to US Bank here in Portland, but are processed elsewhere.
The person who answered the phone was helpful, and he suggested the following:
  • If I'm in a rush, send in another application;
  • If not in a rush, wait for them to write back and request the missing paperwork.
True. While eForms is a total dumpster-fire of a system, with more bugs than a Tijuana flophouse, approval time is now floating around the one month range if one uses said.


My eforms were exactly 30 days after they received finger print card. I believe paper takes 3-4 times longer.
I would re file e form and mail your card as soon as you get the emails request (1-2 days after submitted)



Couple of tips from experience: fill out your 5320.23 online and print,save, scan first for upload or you’ll get stuck in the process.
have your trust docs scanned and ready for upload, and have your pic scanned and ready. You can fill it out smoothly then.
Don’t try to fill out forms on Wednesdays.
Save as you go.
Just got their response letter today. I had followed a legal guideline which stated box 4H could be left blank. Wrong.
Corrected, FP cards attached and mailed back to WV.
Five weeks thus far....


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