Swipe to the left

​Electronic Form 4 Submission

December 6, 2021 No comments

The Updates

With the recent release of the eForms revision, there's been a lot of questions about how Capitol Armory will handle your Form 4s. We are exclusively e-filing unless paper is specifically requested.

As always, we're working hard to make the submission process fast, painless, and efficient for our customers. With the recent changes, we have maintained that efficiency and are adapting as necessary.

Since release, there have been a number of hurdles to overcome. We've seen a wide range of bugs and strange behavior from eForms. There has also been outages and downtime, and most commonly unresponsive and sluggish behavior from their system. This causes entry of your form information into the eForms system to be delayed, but we are adjusting as necessary and entering form information after business hours and on the weekends if needed.

We believe the new eForms system will ultimately be a win for the industry. More timely approvals benefit everyone.

The Filing Process

Existing Form 4 Clients
1) Go to eforms.atf.gov and create an account (or update an existing account as necessary.)
2) Once your Form 4 is prepared, you'll receive an email to sign via DocuSign.
3) After signatures are complete, you will be in our e-filing queue.
4) Certify your form. When your form is ready to certify, you'll receive an email with detailed instructions on how to complete the process. Your Form 4 will be officially submitted when you complete the certification steps.

New Form 4 Clients
1) Go to eforms.atf.gov and create an account (or update an existing account as necessary.)
2) Create your Capitol Armory profile from the email sent to you after purchase.
3) Send us one fingerprint card physically in the mail per the emailed instructions.
4) Once we get prints, you will be in the queue for paperwork preparation.
5) Once your Form 4 is prepared, you'll receive an email to sign via DocuSign.
6) After signatures are complete, you will be in our e-filing queue.
7) Certify your form. When your form is ready to certify, you'll receive an email with detailed instructions on how to complete the process. Your Form 4 will be officially submitted when you complete the certification steps.


During the certification process, you will enter your ATF eForms username and 4-digit PIN. The
information within your ATF eForms account must match the information within your Capitol Armory profile. The ATF validates the data by comparing the information we provide them with the information in your ATF eForms account. Make sure your full name and email address in your eForms account is IDENTICAL to the information in your Capitol Armory profile.

If you have issues creating/updating your ATF eForms account or establishing your 4-digit PIN, please contact the ATF directly. Capitol Armory cannot assist you with ATF eForms support.