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Virginia non resident permit. Sounds too good to be true

This is a discussion on Virginia non resident permit. Sounds too good to be true within the Concealed Carry Discussion forums, part of the Main Category category; I found a company online that administers the online exam and class for the Virginia state ccw license. I live ...

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    I found a company online that administers the online exam and class for the Virginia state ccw license. I live in Texas and am wondering if anyone else has gotten their license like that? It saves about $100 doing it through Virgina (non resident) but it sounds too good to be true.

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    Well, the Non-resident cost for a VA permit is $100 as is so unless you have to pay for a class I don't see how you're saving money.

    Virginia State Police - Nonresident Concealed Handgun Permits

    That's the link to it. If you have done any NRA pistol course and still have the original certificate you can just make a copy and send that, no need to do another class.
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    You should apply for a Florida non-resident. It costs $125.00 but is good for 7 years and you will be legal in 37 states.

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    I guess I would look to confirm which states accept a Virgina CCW permit.
    I took my class at Cabelas near Olympia, WA. The instructor's associates put together the package to apply for Florida, Utah and Oregon.
    The class was a C note then I sent off to each state the fee with the package form, Pictures and prints (if I remember correctly at least $100 each to Utah and Florida)
    Oregon you must come in to talk with the LE official. Of course that is in addition to the requirement to maintain my Washington resident CCW.
    Now my wife wants her non resident CCW how is Arizona's anyone have it?
    Not cheap but necessary.

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    In Texas you take a class for a $100 and then pay another $140 for the license not including prints and notary. Virginia from what I'm understanding is $100 for the license plus prints and notary. The online exam is $40 but right now one of the companies is running a special of $20. Virginia's license lasts a year longer than Texas as well. There are quite a few states that accept Virginia's permit. So I could get it in Texas but if I could save a $100 I might as well.

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    So Fred why did you apply to Florida, Utah and Oregon? Is the license for Washington not good in those states?

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    I have my Virginia non-resident license that I received after taking the online exam you are talking about.
    The exam is fairly easy and they give you 4 tries to pass it. Then after you pass and print out your certificate
    you write to an address they give you for a non-resident permit. VA sends you a kit which includes a
    fingerprint card and you fill out their form, send in the fingerprints, form, certificate from online, and $100.
    Takes about 4 to 8 weeks to get your permit.

    The permit is good in 26 states I believe.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fredseviltwin View Post
    I guess I would look to confirm which states accept a Virgina CCW permit.
    I took my class at Cabelas near Olympia, WA. The instructor's associates put together the package to apply for Florida, Utah and Oregon.
    The class was a C note then I sent off to each state the fee with the package form, Pictures and prints (if I remember correctly at least $100 each to Utah and Florida)
    Oregon you must come in to talk with the LE official. Of course that is in addition to the requirement to maintain my Washington resident CCW.
    Now my wife wants her non resident CCW how is Arizona's anyone have it?
    Not cheap but necessary.
    AZ is easy. Completely thru the mail, a copy of any of your existing permits that required training to get will suffice for the AZ training requirement, $60. Prints are required but it's not necessary for them to be done by LEA. Reciprocity is equivalent to FL when it comes to # of states.

    Quote Originally Posted by Scot Schmidt View Post
    In Texas you take a class for a $100 and then pay another $140 for the license not including prints and notary. Virginia from what I'm understanding is $100 for the license plus prints and notary. The online exam is $40 but right now one of the companies is running a special of $20. Virginia's license lasts a year longer than Texas as well. There are quite a few states that accept Virginia's permit. So I could get it in Texas but if I could save a $100 I might as well.
    If you've already taken a class for TX there is a good chance it will suffice to VA's requirement.

    The applicant shall demonstrate competence with a handgun by one of the following:

    • Completing a hunter education or hunter safety course approved by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries or a similar agency of another state.
    • Completing any National Rifle Association firearms safety or training course.
    • Completing any firearms safety or training course or class available to the general public offered by a law-enforcement agency, junior college, college, or private or public institution or organization or firearms training school utilizing instructors certified by the National Rifle Association or the Department of Criminal Justice Services or a similar agency of another state.
    • Completing any law-enforcement firearms safety or training course or class offered for security guards, investigators, special deputies, or any division or subdivision of law enforcement or security enforcement.
    • Presenting evidence of equivalent experience with a firearm through participation in organized shooting competition approved by the Department of State Police or current military service or proof of an honorable discharge from any branch of the armed services.
    • Obtaining or previously having held a license to carry a firearm in this Commonwealth or a locality thereof, unless such license has been revoked for cause.
    • Completing any firearms training or safety course or class, including an electronic, video, or on-line course, conducted by a state-certified or National Rifle Association-certified firearms instructor.
    • Completing any governmental police agency firearms training course and qualifying to carry a firearm in the course of normal police duties.
    • Completing any other firearms training that the Virginia Department of State Police deems adequate.

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    I have an Arizona Non Resident and Florida Non Resident CCW Permits. Arizona, accepted my Florida License as proof of Training and with two sets of Finger prints and a $60.00 Money Order. Arizona require the Training to be by a Registered NRA Instructor, while Florida does not. I needed the Arizona License to have the Reciprocity of Wisconsin. Wisconsin does not accept Florida in reciprocity. I will really like it when we have CCW in Illinois and 50 State Reciprocity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Cox View Post
    Arizona require the Training to be by a Registered NRA Instructor,

    not true.........

    N. An applicant shall demonstrate competence with a firearm through any of the following:
    1. Completion of any firearms safety or training course or class that is available to the general public, that is offered by a law enforcement agency, a junior college, a college or a private or public institution, academy, organization or firearms training school and that is approved by the department of public safety or that uses instructors who are certified by the National Rifle Association.
    2. Completion of any hunter education or hunter safety course approved by the Arizona game and fish department or a similar agency of another state.
    3. Completion of any National Rifle Association firearms safety or training course.
    4. Completion of any law enforcement firearms safety or training course or class that is offered for security guards, investigators, special deputies or other divisions or subdivisions of law enforcement or security enforcement and that is approved by the department of public safety.
    5. Evidence of current military service or proof of honorable discharge or general discharge under honorable conditions from the United States armed forces.
    6. A valid current or expired concealed weapon, firearm or handgun permit or license that is issued by another state or a political subdivision of another state and that has a training or testing requirement for initial issuance.
    7. Completion of any governmental police agency firearms training course and qualification to carry a firearm in the course of normal police duties.
    8. Completion of any other firearms safety or training course or class that is conducted by a department of public safety approved or National Rifle Association certified firearms instructor.

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