ATF eForms Technology Upgrade

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ATF eForms Technology Upgrade


This is a notice for federal firearms licensees (FFLs) and reminder for current eForms users about the upcoming launch of a new version of ATF eForms.

Outage period

In order to facilitate this upgrade, eForms will be offline during the following time frame:

Upgrade Start: Friday, December 17 at 9 p.m.

Tentative Finish: Tuesday, December 21 at 6 a.m.

You can continue to use the existing eForms until the upgrade starts at 9 p.m. tomorrow (Friday). During the upgrade time frame, eForms will be unavailable.

Previous submissions

If you are an existing eForms user, all your previous submissions will transfer to the new system. Please note, the PDFs of your forms may not be migrated over on the first day.

If your PDF is not available, please check your email as you would have received a copy from eForms at the time of submission and final approval.

Required steps after upgrade

New users
If you would like to register and start using eForms after the upgrade, please follow this step-by-step guide for new users after Dec. 21:

New Users – First Time Login Steps (docx, 1.33 MB)

Existing users
If you are a current eForms user, please review the following guide but do not complete these steps until the upgrade is complete on Dec. 21:

Existing Users – First Time Login Steps (docx, 1.75 MB)

Contact us

In our efforts to provide you continuous support through this transition, we have created five email mailboxes to help us assist you through this process:

Registration issues:
AFMER questions:
NFA questions:
NSOT questions:
Imports questions:

It is our goal to have ATF personnel monitor these mailboxes to assist you with a response within 3 business days.


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