On rare occasions, some of our NFA clients have received approved Form 1’s submitted through the BATFE’s eFile system with the word “DRAFT” watermarked across each page of their tax stamp approved with an ATF agent’s signature.
While your tax stamp and NFA firearms registration is most likely valid in these cases, the draft watermark on your documents is a technical error by the ATF requiring a correction.
You may request a corrected form by sending an email to your ATF examiner, or directly to eForms.Request [at] atf.gov.
Be sure to reference the DRAFT watermark still present on your approved tax stamp, and also include the serial number of the respective NFA firearm as well as the control number issued on the top left of your eForm. ATF response times vary for corrected documents, but we have seen relatively quick corrective actions completed in as little as a couple of days.
Arsenal Attorneys TM is dedicated to helping our clients navigate the NFA regulations and ATF policies. If you have questions about NFA firearms, we welcome you to contact us.