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CCW Question Virginia non-resident

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by allin, Dec 28, 2011.

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  1. allin

    allin Member

    Jun 22, 2010

    I found the following advertisement for a Virginia non-resident CCW permit. "The license you will be applying for is a Virginia Non-Resident Concealed Handgun License. The state of Virginia now allows you to take an online class to meet the training requirement for your non-resident license." I found this on-line and it claims that you will get a CCW after paying 49.99 and taking a 1 hour online class. Does anyone know anything about this? Is it legal? I live in Ohio and plan on getting a CCW.
  2. dusty14u

    dusty14u Member

    May 20, 2009
    Eastern NC
    Virginia does have a non-resident CHP (Concealed Handgun Permit). Check your state to see if a non-resident CHP is legal . Many states don't recognize non-resident CHP's. Wisconsin is a little backward in that they don't allow a Virginia CHP but will recognize a Virginia non-resident CHP. NRA has a good page to find out info on recipriocity laws between states. Utah non-resident is probably the most common one that covers the most states.
  3. Craig_VA
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    Craig_VA Contributing Member

    Aug 18, 2007
    VA Non-Resident Permit

    First, yes, it is true that Virginia accepts an online course for the training requirement for the concealed handgun permit (CHP).
    The official State Police information page is at

    Virginia has always had a broad range of classes acceptable for the training requirement. As of 2009, they added online course to the list.

    The details are at

    An explanation about the 2009 law allowing online courses is at

    The detail that dusty4u talks about is that some states do not accept non-resident permits from their own residents. According to the 2010 edition of the Traveler's Guide to the Firearm Laws of the Fifty States, Ohio doe accept Virginia permits. The book does not mention the nuance about whether Ohio accepts other states' permits for Ohio residents.

    Details about Ohio laws on the subject are also available at HandgunLaw.US

    As I understand the situation concerning Wisconsin, it seems the reason Wisconsin accepts the Virginia Non-resident permit only is that for non-resident permits Virginia uses NICS, but for resident permits, the state uses a Virginia State Police database, instead of NICS. The fact that the Virginia database links back to NICS data (and has more data than NICS) gets lost in the legal language of the Wisconsin law.
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2011
  4. jbrown50

    jbrown50 Member

    May 30, 2005
    Craig VA,

    Virginia runs residents through the State Police database where as non- residents are run through both the State Police database and NICS.
  5. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Member

    Jun 5, 2006
    In a part of Utah that resembles Tattooine.
    UT and FL are pretty close for non-res recognition, for the UT permit we aren't allowed to teach it online.
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