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Existing Card Holder / Returning Applicants

A Returning Applicant is someone who has been fingerprinted for the purposes of obtaining a Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and/or Handgun Purchase Permit and has a State Bureau of Identification (SBI) Number. Those who have applied in the past and have been issued an SBI # for a Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and/or Handgun Purchase Permit should follow these directions:

Change of Address/Lost or Stolen/Mutilated/
Change of Sex/ Handgun Purchasers Permit Only

Application Must Include

Completed application for Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and/or Handgun Purchase Permit (Form STS-33)
a. You may apply for a Duplicate Firearms ID card at the same time you are applying for your Handgun Purchase Permit(s).

Completed Mental Health Consent form (Form S.P. 66)
a. Do not sign the applications or the mental health form. These forms must be signed in the presence of an Officer when submitting the application.

A copy of the “Criminal History Request” confirmation receipt with your application. (CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD REQUEST-SEE BELOW).

Submit a copy of your Driver’s License along with two recent bills in the Applicant’s name to show proof of address. Your old Firearms ID card counts as a second form of I.D. - in cases of application for Duplicate Firearms Purchaser Identification Card for change of address/mutilated/change of sex- your old card should be submitted with your application.


If you have an S.B.I # and you are changing information on your Firearms ID card or applying for a Handgun Purchase Permit:
No fingerprints are necessary; please follow the directions under the “Criminal History Request” section below to complete your request.


Criminal History Record Request

  • If you have a current NJ State Firearms ID card please continue with these instructions.
  • (If you are a first time applicant- please follow the directions on the previous pages for First Time Applicants.)
  • To submit a Criminal History request log on to:
  • Click online form 212A. When asked for ORI Information type NJ0090900 and click next. Continue to follow the instructions on the appropriate screens.
  • When prompted for background type, select NJS 2C:58-3. Firearms Licensing.
  • Once selected, you will be asked to include your State Bureau of Identification number (SBI number), to verify that fingerprints are on file for a firearms ID card. If the SBI number is not available and the SBI is unable to find an SBI number, the request will be rejected.
  • Once this is completed, the applicant must then check the agreement box and will have the opportunity to review and make changes before moving onto the payment screen.
  • If all information is correct, the applicant will then check out. There is a $20.00 fee and payment must be made by credit card or electronic check. Once payment is verified, the applicant will receive an email Confirmation and Receipt that will include a confirmation number. Retain this original confirmation receipt for your records as proof of completing this process. Attach a copy of the confirmation receipt with your application. The Criminal History request is automatically forwarded to the Secaucus Police Department