National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Appeals
The NICS is a name check system that queries available records in the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), the Interstate Identification Index (III), and the NICS Index to determine if prospective firearm purchasers are disqualified from receiving or possessing firearms.
Click the links below for available information and features.
- I would like information on why NICS background checks are Denied or Delayed.
- I would like information on appealing a Denied or Delayed NICS background check, or would like to submit an appeal.
- I would like to see Frequently Asked Questions regarding NICS appeals and the Voluntary Appeal File (VAF).