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US Citizenship for CCW?

Discussion in 'Heart of Dixie Glockers' started by Munich_Germany, May 18, 2009.

  1. Munich_Germany

    Munich_Germany

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    Do I have to be a US citizen to apply for a CCW permit in Alabama?
    I am a German Army Officer serving in Ft.Rucker, i live near Rucker but I do not have a US citizenship.
     
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  2. Fear Night

    Fear Night NRA Life Member

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    Yes, you have to be a legal US citizen. Here are the guidelines for my county:
    http://www.shelbyso.com/page.php?p=permits
     

  3. hagar

    hagar Millennium Member

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    Alabama might be different, but neither AZ or SC had any issues with issueing me a CCW before I had my citizenship. You do have to be in the US with either a green card or an immigrant visa, not a student visa or visitors visa.

    Some states issue out of state CCW permits, and may also do so for an overseas gun carry permit.
     
  4. Norman

    Norman Non nobis CLM

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    Permanent residents are okay in Florida. You have to be a legal Permanent Resident of the U.S., not just a visiting alien. Florida's permit is valid in Alabama (even if you have a non-resident FL permit).

    "(5) The Attorney General's Office of the State of ALABAMA has indicated that Alabama will honor BOTH resident and non-resident Florida licenses. However, the Alabama Attorney General notes that there is some uncertainty as to the limits of Alabama's reciprocity law as it pertains to non-resident licenses. Pending clarification by the Alabama Legislature or a decision by an Alabama court, he urges non-resident Florida license holders to exercise caution. Refer to the Alabama AG's Web page for the latest information."
     
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  5. Munich_Germany

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    Thanks for your information! Ok in Alabama, i see, i must have the US citizenship. I have a active US military ID card, but that does not matter, i think?
    Maybe, is it possible to apply for a CCW permit in Florida, also when I am a legal resident of Alabama, without living in Florida? I think that would be my last possibility.
     
  6. BamaBud

    BamaBud NRA Life Member

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    For a definitive answer, you need to check with the Sheriff's Department in the county that you have a residence in. The Code of ALabama makes no distinction about citizenship and eligibility. The example cited above (in posting #2) is of Shelby County, your county may be different.

    I know in Jefferson County, there is no such restriction. I have several acquaintances that have resident alien status and have gotten thier pistol carry permits.
     
  7. fatdog

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    Get a Utah CFP and AL will honor it....they don't require citizenship, just legal residency
     
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  9. ChrisJn

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    In the State of Alabama you do NOT have to be a US citizen but you MUST be a permanent LEGAL resident, have a 'green card', and be a resident in the county to which you apply. I have had one for eighteen years.