We have made changes to the regulations and our Permits Online system to make applying for federal approval a completely electronic process.
Those applying for federal authorization to start a business in the alcohol, tobacco, or firearms and ammunition industry are no longer required to submit original documentation for bond forms and power of attorney forms. We will accept these forms, along with all other required documentation, through a completely automated process within the Permits Online system. Previously, you were required to send us paper copies of these forms, which could prolong the application approval process. With these changes, you can send us your applications electronically, eliminating the need to mail in paper forms.