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July 11, 2017

ATF Q&A: Firearms Transactions

Is a United States-issued passport a valid form of identification for a firearms purchaser to provide to an FFL?

Yes. An FFL may accept a United States Passport as part of a combination of valid government-issued documents to satisfy the identification document requirements of the Brady Act. A required valid government-issued photo identification document, such as a United States passport, which bears the name, photograph and date of birth of the transferee, may be supplemented by another valid, government-issued document showing the transferee’s residence address. [18 U.S.C. § 922(t)(1)(C); 27 CFR § 478.124; and ATF Rul. 2001-5]