If there is still no record of your transfer in the system and the check hasn’t been cashed (per your 12/11 post), the best course of action would be to resubmit the application (even if frustrating, this is way outside the normal timeline and highly indicative of a lost submission). I would recommend adding tracking to the application package to…[Read more]
Update: Form with check cleared on Oct 26th was available in the system on Dec 15th. It even shows a pending date of Oct 27th (just subtly reinforcing that nothing was done with it during that time).
My October one isn’t in the system yet but was a few days behind yours. Hopefully, it will show up soon. On the plus side, I have a July transfer that was approved this week. The two from March are still not approved so doesn’t look like I’m getting a batch approval.
Submitted Form 4 on 14Oct20. Check cleared on 26Oct20. Still not listed in system to check status as of 7Dec20.
I have 6 transfers currently in progress dating back to 13Mar20. I usually wouldn’t think twice about transfers until the 10-month point, but the transfer trends have me hoping that at least one of my transfers will fall in the average window.
The transfer database appears to have been restored at a point in time between 15 and 27 October. I updated my entries and the site seems to be properly capturing and reflecting updates. It may be a good time to resume updates to help provide the community with the latest tracking information. Thanks.
@mochoolp : General guidance is to wait at least 30 days before sending a signed letter to the NFA Branch (current address is 244 Needy Rd, Martinsburg, WV 25405) or sending a scan of the signed letter to NFAFax@atf.gov.
Be sure to include your name, address, clear details around the request (requesting copy, stamp never received, exact…[Read more]
@Motoxxxman: You might not get a perfect answer as there has been some variance over time in how transfers are described. Technically, it’s always in processing from entry until completion with a pending status until it gets to the examiner. At that point, I’ve heard states ranging from assigned to processing. This usually means an examiner is…[Read more]
Since it was approved a few days later, I figured that Robin just happened to remember your name and chose to expedite it (after confirmation that your details were the same).
It would be nice if there was a consistent batching process. With everything being entered into a digital system, there is no reason the examiners couldn’t do a query…[Read more]
Option c can also reflect the first transfer from an individual to a dealer. An example would be selling an NFA item to an individual in another state. You might transfer to a dealer (option c) so they can F3 to the dealer in the other state (option b) for the F4 transfer to the buyer (option a). Of course, just selling to a dealer would also…[Read more]
If you pickup from a local shop, you are doing option a.
If you order from another dealer, you have the option to track option b as the first transfer followed by an option a. It is acceptable to track the multiple transfers that may be involve in a transaction as separate entries in the database. This provides more entries for the database…[Read more]
(a) Dealer Had in Stock = Buying from dealer – usually F4
(b) Form 3 to Dealer = transfer to dealer on a Form 3 (dealer to dealer)
(c) Form 4 to Dealer = transfer to dealer on a Form 4 (individual to dealer)
(d) In State Individual = bought direct from private party in state
(e) Suppressor = transfer of a suppressor (shortcut entry for buying a…[Read more]
Chief (Retired) replied to the topic Have not received stamp after approval 45 days ago in the forum Form 4 Questions 1 year, 5 months ago
I received a stamp last Friday and my dealer pointed out that he had received a batch with a range of approval dates. This aligns with other feedback that the examiners are coming into periodically to drop off a few weeks worth of work for mailing. I think this makes it luck of the draw in terms of delivery. Approvals from the beginning of…[Read more]
The transfer tax for Silencer Shop transfers are usually paid before initiating the transfer. This is done by selecting and paying for a NFA tax stamp through Silencer Shop. The transferee goes through the automated form process with Silencer Shop resulting in the NFA form submission. Silencer Shop sends in the payment for the transfer (the…[Read more]
Transferee type is how you would receive the item as a transfer. The form type is more of a catch-all for the type of transfer.
– As an example, if you are doing a F1 as an individual, you would put F1 Individual in transferee type and Form 1 in form type.
– Another example would be a Form 4 individual transfer (transferee type) from an in-state…[Read more]
If you are pushing for the fastest times, try and get your dealer to e-file the Form 3. There is a significant processing difference between e-filing and sending in paper forms. Your paper Form 3 will go into a pile for manual processing (entering into the system and hopefully without error) before starting the process of verifying the FFLs and…[Read more]
As you may know, the Form 4 is for transfer between entities (individuals, corps, trusts) and the Form 3 is for transfer between dealers (tax-free). The proper form is selected at time of transfer without consideration to the form used for any prior transfer. An NFA item remains in the same registry regardless of whether it is transferred on a…[Read more]
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