Date: 04/22/2018, Time: 01:15 a.m. to 06:00 a.m. EST.

      During this timeframe, functionality for performing a new gun check will be unavailable. However, status retrievals and account maintenance can still be performed.

    Date: 04/23/2018, Time: 03:00 a.m. to 06:00 a.m. EST.

      NICS will be unavailable during this timeframe. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.


    If you are using newest Mozilla Firefox version you may see a reversal of certain dates. For example, a person’s date of Birth maybe displayed as 23/12/1975 instead of 12/23/1975. However, users can change the date setting by opening the menu in the upper right corner (3 horizontal lines) and select options. Scroll down to Language and Appearance, Language, and press the “Choose” button. You will need to add English and remove English/UK.


    Reminder: After entering your customer's descriptive information into the search screen on E-Check be certain to verify on the verification page that the customer's information is correct. Some browsers have an autofill feature that may auto populate incorrect information into one or more of the fields.


    There are some known issues associated with the E-Check registration process on New NICS. If you have not heard back from the FBI within 48 hours of submitting a request, please contact the NICS E-Check staff at 877-324-6427, Option 2, then Option 1 (Available Tuesday through Friday, 12 pm - 5 pm Eastern, excluding holidays).