NFA Status

To get the status of your transfer from the ATF, call the NFA Branch directly at: (304) 616-4500.

You will need to provide your name (or the name of your trust or corporation), the serial number of the suppressor, and the name of the transferor. For the transferor information, please use the name we sent you in the confirmation email when your electronic transfer was submitted. ATF will confirm you are in the system and will give you an estimate for when to expect the approval. Remember, they don’t know exactly when your transfer will be approved – it is just an estimate.

Currently Receiving Approvals From applications submitted:

Form 3 — 3-7 days from submission
Form 4 Trust/Corp — September 2019 – January 2021
Form 4 Individual — September 2019 – January 2021

The charts below display the average wait for approval by month and the percentage of approvals we receive each month.