NFA Transfer Status

In order to get the status of your transfer from the ATF, you can call the NFA Branch directly at: (304) 616-4500.

When you call, they will ask for 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.

Once they get your information, they’ll confirm you’re in the system and will probably give you an estimate for when to expect the approval. Remember that they don’t really know exactly when your transfer will be approved – so take the estimate for what it is. (In the past these estimates have been off dramatically, both long and short.)

If you want to check how long the approvals we’re currently getting are taking, please check this page for today’s updated wait times.

If your application was submitted on a paper form, remember that it can take 2-4 weeks for the NFA examiner to mail the approved application to us. It’s possible they’ll tell you the application is approved before you hear from your dealer. We’ll let you know as soon as we receive it so you can pick up your suppressor.

Finally, remember that the time will often pass faster if you try to forget about it. Believe it or not, that magic approval will show up when you’re least expecting it.