How do we get a new 4457 w/o an expiration of 9/22/22?

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My 4457 on all my rifles expire on 9/22/2022. I still have old ones on a few rifle that have no expiration. Will US Customs be updating or do we use the same ones?
 

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You have to take the rifles to a US Customs and Border Protection office.
Hint: Take the expired 4457's as they will make the issue of new one's for those rifles easier!
 

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RSA requires a 4457 that is A.) Issued in this calendar year, and B.) Issued within 6 months of your trip.

Other nations have similar silly rules.

I assume that every trip I must print a new PDF updated 4457 and go get guns inspected by CBP.
 

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RSA requires a 4457 that is A.) Issued in this calendar year, and B.) Issued within 6 months of your trip.

Other nations have similar silly rules.

I assume that every trip I must print a new PDF updated 4457 and go get guns inspected by CBP.

Yep...

I typically make my annual pilgrimage to South Africa in either June or July.. So I just plan on hitting up the local CBP office each year in early March for a new 4457.. and then contact Henry at Rifle Permits when I get home to help with the permits...

Just part of the whole planning process these days..
 

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If they don’t make a new form you could also ask the customs officer to put an extra stamp over the date. It could potentially eliminate an issue. I wish they wouldn’t put a date on them. They don’t actually expire for CBP use.
 

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I'm not going to put what I'd do on this forum, but I definitely know what I'd be doing with it. Font appears to be Arial :X3:
 

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For my older rifles, I have the undated forms but not for my newer ones. I have used the undated ones for years- Not issues. I hope they stop with the expiration dates.
 

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The newest 4457 I have was 2019 No expiration that I can find, there is a print date bottom right corner 8/92, the customs office I go to is a 1 man show that covers Central and South coast of Oregon, he may not even opened the newest 4457 forms yet
 

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I'm not going to put what I'd do on this forum, but I definitely know what I'd be doing with it. Font appears to be Arial :X3:
It's a US Form for US Customs. Take 2 forms. One being the original form with or without any date on it for US Customs when you return, and the other being a customized copy with a date the Foreign Customs will be happy with.
 

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