I am not a lawyer. This is not legal advice. This is legal information provided to the Education and Training Division from ILA lawyers after discussion with the US Departments of State and Commerce.

Due to current interpretations of International Traffic in Arms Regulations stemming from the Arms Export Control Act of 1976, only current, lawful “US Persons” - both US Citizens and lawful permanent Resident Aliens in possession of a current I-551 (colloquially known as a "Green Card”) are allowed to participate in NRA firearms training courses.

Bottom line - just as the ATF form 4473 states the legal requirements to buy a gun - those same requirements apply to gun training.

If you have further questions about the legality of providing firearms training to non US citizens, please consult an attorney familiar with ITAR, the Arms Export Control Act, firearms possession, and immigration.

** At SHOT Show 2023, members of the ILA team met with the US Department of Commerce and we are working towards getting these restrictions lifted. It will take some time, so please be patient! **