Foreigners (particularly Canadians?) and non-res CCW
As far as I've understood, some states grant non-resident permits to foreigners on the same criteria as U.S. citizens and permanent residents.
Does anyone have a list of these? (I said 'particularly Canadians' in the title because I've only seen Canadians speaking of theirs and I figured it'd attract them here :embarassed:)
CCW for Canadian Snowbirds
I have completed the $50 NRA Florida CCW course (which is a joke for Canadians who have gone through the Canadian non-restricted PAL exam process or have had military experience). I also paid another $112 to Orlando FDACS office to complete the CCW NICS, finger-printing and 90 day residency. I am no 'tourist or short-term visitor', as am in FL at least 180 days every year with boxes of house bills back to 1996 to prove it. I received a 'Notice of Omission' letter back today from FDACS Division of Licensing that, as I am not a US citizen, I must submit (within 30 days) a Form I-551 (Green Card) from USCIS along with more proof of 90 days residency. I am 76, retired and have no desire to work or need for a Green Card (until now). No Green Card means no CCW. I have no intention of ever 'carrying' in public, just at home or in forest. I only started this process at request of a neighbour policeman who was worried about me living alone at my age. Which turned out to be a waste of money. Very disappointing. Anyone have better (and accurate) news on this? Thank you, John
Originally Posted by joffe