VA Non-Resident Permit Reciprocity

The laws governing the legal use, storage and carrying of firearms are constantly changing. Below are the applicable laws in the Commonwealth of Virginia as of May 17, 2010. The below information is designed to be a guide and not the final word. If you have specific questions, please refer to the Virginia State Police Web Site located at Another great resource is the VCDL(Virginia Citizens Defense League), a non-partisan group dedicated to preserving the gun rights of Virginians. They can be located at

States that honor a VA non-resident permit: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

States that do not honor a VA non-resident permit: Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, New York City, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virgin Islands, Washington, American Samoa, Illinois,

If you have questions about our course, feel free to email us at  Make sure you include your name, the state whose permit you are pursuing, and if you need a call back, a phone number.  We're happy to help.