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A heightened sense of awareness should always be used when traveling with firearms. There is a very specific process that must be followed when bringing firearms to Guam.  All firearms must be registered with GPD.  Firearms may be shipped with household goods (HHG), but please contact the HHG Office responsible for shipping your HHG prior to your pack out date. This ensures you follow all policies and rules implemented by that office. Most airlines allow you to check a locked hard case with verified clear firearms without ammo in the case.  Always verify with your airline prior to arriving at the airport with firearms.  Be aware of your arrival time and where you will be staying upon arrival in Guam.  If staying on base, your firearms will need to be stored in the base armory, and you will need to be escorted by the MAs from the front gate to the armory.  It is in your best interest to contact the base armory prior to leaving stateside so they know you are coming.  When you arrive at the Guam airport (A.B. Won Pat International Airport) the customs agent will inspect the firearms and record the make/model and serial numbers of all firearms.  You will have 30 days to finish the process of registering your firearms. The registration process is as follows:

Apply for a Firearms ID (FID) at the Records and ID office of Guam Police Department (GPD). Prior to going to GPD, fill out your firearm(s) application(s) and have documents and payment ready.  GPD will take your fingerprints and send them to the FBI for processing. Processing takes approximately 2-3weeks to complete. When processing is complete, you will go back to the GPD to receive your FID.  Once you have your FID, you will take it and your firearm to the GPD armory to have it inspected and issued a safety inspection form.  You will then bring the safety inspection form back to GPD, with $49 (per firearm), and receive your firearm registration card.  Concealed carry permits are available for application.  They can be applied for at the same time as your FID, but take a minimum of 60 days to process.


Q: How do I obtain a Guam Firearms ID card?
A: To obtain a Guam Firearms ID Card the following must be met:

  • Shall complete the Guam Firearms ID Application;
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen;
  • Certified Birth Certificate with a Photo ID Card; AND a Social Security Card; OR
  • A valid U.S. Passport; AND a Social Security Card; OR
  • A Naturalization Certificate AND a Social Security Card.
  • Provide a $47.00 Money Order or Personal Check made payable to the “Superior Court of Guam”. This fee is for the FBI Background Check (and will be sent to Washington D.C. for Identification Records Check) and must be made in this form of payment ONLY (Money Order or Cashier’s Check)
  • Complete two (2) fingerprint cards AND must be filled out neatly and in BLACK INK ONLY. Fingerprint processing will be administered by the Guam Police Department Records and ID Section. There is a $34.00 USC fee for fingerprinting.
  • $43.00 USC Application fee due upon the arrival of approved FBI results.


  • Certified documents are required to support any name changes such as a Marriage Certificate, Divorce Decree, Adoption Decree, etc…
  • The wait time for results from FBI is 10 working days.
  • Firearm Identifications cards are valid for 3 years.


  • A fee of $43.00 will be assessed for copies of all firearm identification cards.

Q: How do I register a firearm I purchased on island?
If you purchased your firearm on island

  • Present the Bill of Sale; AND your firearms ID; AND a safety inspection form issued by GPD Armory; AND payment of $49.00 (Cash or On-Island Check includes $9.00 Inspection Fee) per firearm

If your firearm was purchased off-island:

  • Present the Bill of Landing from your movers; OR Bill of Sale; OR Certificate of Ownership; OR Notarized documentation containing description of firearm AND
  • Customs declaration form; AND
  • Your valid firearms ID; AND
  • A safety inspection form issued by GPD Armory; 
  • Payment of $49.00 (Cash or On-Island Check includes $9.00 Inspection Fee) per firearm

NOTE: If you are a member of the U.S. Armed Services or Department of Defense civilian, an official certified copy of your transfer orders verifying ownership or a sworn affidavit certifying ownership from your command’s legal office may be used in lieu of a Certificate of Ownership or sales receipt.

If you are having a firearm transferred:

  • Present the original firearm registration; AND
  • Your valid firearms ID card; AND
  • A safety inspection form issued by GPD Armory; AND
  • Payment of $49.00 (Cash or On-Island Check includes $9.00 Inspection Fee) per firearm
  • Both parties must be present at the Armory Section to conduct the transfer
  • Transfer of firearm requires current owner to indicate the transfer of the firearm to the new owner in the presence of authorized armory personnel.

NOTE: Upon completion of your firearm at the GPD Armory, DO NOT bring your firearms into the Records & ID section.

GPD Firearm FAQ page

Concealed carry:

Firearms ID

Contact: government of Guam, GPD

Records and ID Section
590 South Marine Corps Drive
ITC Bldg. 1st Floor Suite 131
Tamuning, Guam 96913
Phone: (671) 475-8498/8506

Hours of operation are:
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Police Clearance and Reports.
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Firearms Registration Renewal
8 a.m.-3 p.m.  for Firearms Identification Card Processing (First Time Applicants or Renewing Applicants requiring Fingerprinting)
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Firearms Identification Processing (Renewing Applicants NOT Requiring Fingerprinting)