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eForm 2.0 Status Update

logo_eForms-150x135The NFA Branch has been doing a great job following through on their promise of reducing overall wait times; but, the industry has had a taste of what electronic submissions can offer – and we’re excited to get it back!

As a result, it’s probably time to post a quick update on the current status of eForms 2.0:

Time Table

As far as the time table goes, estimates are all over the map.

A new company has been selected to implement eForms 2.0 – and they seem very competent; but, they’re still locked up in the government processes that are required before they can even begin work.

My personal feeling is that they’ll probably have something online between Q2 and Q3 of next year; but, that’s just a guess based on what we’ve seen.

What is Being Done

The new eForms platform will initially be implemented for both Form 3 (Dealer to Dealer) and Form 4 (Transfer to Customer) submissions.

Once that system is online and working, I’d be kind of surprised if the existing forms aren’t migrated to the new platform as well.

Will it Be Better?

The first version of eForms wasn’t too bad; but, it had some critical issues that impacted a lot of people negatively – mostly performance and usability issues.

This time around, the NFA Branch and ATF are taking the lessons from the first version and are truly trying to put out a product that will serve the industry for years to come.  Having said that, it’s hard for the government to do this type of project as efficiently as a business would; but, I have high hopes that it will be a big jump forward.

Conclusion

We were huge supporters of the first version of eForms and are excited to see its replacement come online.

As the submission system is improved, and brought up to more current technology, that also opens the door to improve the efficiency of each examiner – and that will benefit everybody involved in this industry!

14 Responses to “eForm 2.0 Status Update”

  1. mrosbro@aol.com says:

    since i am relatively new to the NFA arena this is good news.anything that makes the process quicker and easier has my vote.

  2. Lou gonzalez says:

    I joined the NFA crowd late in the game, but I don’t regret it one bit. The folks here are honest, and try to do the right thing for the customer. You can come, and check the goods first hand. Go see them in person if you can, but you’ll get decent service by phone too. If you listen to them, they’ll give you solid advice. They will be real busy by phone, but check the prices out and you’ll see why.
    I’m a customer of life. Go on, click buy it. CLICK IT! Lol.

  3. Chris A says:

    I used my trust for a SBR form 1 which I efiled. It took 34 days to get approved.

  4. Rick says:

    can’t wait for E-Forms 2.0 to come out.

    Is it just me or has anyone else been getting the VM box at the ATF NFA branch whenever they have been calling to check on a form 1 or form 4

  5. Ken says:

    let me know what you need. I understand the e-form and you can submit the most expedited way at this date. I have a trust and have purchased suppressors before in Houston, but like your web site and the customer service received thru emails about suppressor information. Let me know what you need. I want a SilencerCo SpecWar 7.76. Your recommendations for the most common thread. I purchased an inexpensive AR with a common thread. After this purchase, i also want a SilencerCo Osprey 45 for my 9mm S&W Core.

  6. js30sf@gmail.com says:

    Just got my Trust set up. What do I need to do now? What atf link to register on? I want to register a AR lower And purchase a 5.56 suppressor from you folks.
    Thank you,
    jeff

  7. Cole Nelson says:

    Hi All,

    Just bought my first suppressor from here along with the tax stamp option and set up a trust through the site. Is there anything else I need to be doing or was that it?
    Thanks,
    Cole

  8. Felix Rendon says:

    What else do I have to do to complete this order?

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