ATF P 5300.18: Nonimmigrant Aliens Purchasing Firearms and Ammunition in the United States [open pdf - 75KB]
This brochure addresses the Federal firearms laws. There may be additional State or local laws that affect your purchase and/or possession of firearms or ammunition. It is your responsibility to be aware of any such laws. A non immigrant alien generally may not purchase a firearm from an FFL and take possession of the firearm in the United States. If you violate this prohibition, you could receive a maximum of 5 or 10 years of imprisonment, depending on the violation. Exceptions to this policy are outlined in this document.
ATF P 5300.18 (07-2002)