West Virginia

September 19, 2015

West Virginia Concealed Carry Law

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West Virginia

While West Virginia does issue carry permit/licenses to residents, the state does not issue carry permit/licenses to non-residents.

Our online training course will allow you to apply for your Virginia Non Resident Carry Permit/License which is honored in West Virginia for residents and non-residents, as well as honored in many other states.


Can I Apply For A West Virginia Carry Permit/License As A Non-Resident Of West Virginia?

No. West Virginia does, however, honor the Virginia Non-Resident Carry Permit/License.


Does This Course Qualify Me To Obtain A Virginia Non Resident Carry Permit/License?

Yes. You will NOT be applying for your permit in the state you reside.  This is for you to obtain a Virginia Non Resident Carry Permit/License which is accepted in the state you reside as a valid concealed carry permit.


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How Long Is The Virginia Non Resident Carry Permit/License Good For?

Virginia Non Resident Carry Permit/License are valid for 5 years.  We suggest you apply at least 90 days before the expiration of your permit to be sure you have plenty of time to submit it to the Virginia State Police to be renewed to allow enough time for you to get your new permit before the old one expires.


How to apply for your Virginia Non-Resident Permit:
To apply for your VA non-resident Permit visit: http://www.vsp.state.va.us/Firearms_NonresidentConcealed.shtm

You can also go to www.vsp.state.va.us and on the left side of the page click the link for “firearms/concealed handguns” and then click on “Nonresident Concealed Handgun Permits” link.

This will bring you to a page that details the application process. You can begin the application process immediately by downloading their checklist of all the documents that need to be prepared to make your application.

This webpage will give you everything you need to apply.


To obtain your Virginia Non Resident Carry Permit/License, you will need to submit an additional $100 made payable to the Virginia Police.

This class/training is only valid for one year before you apply for your permit.  If you do not apply within one year, your training will not be valid and you will have to retake training per state law.

Gun Community Resources

How Do I Apply For My West Virginia Concealed Carry Permit/License?

Residents can apply for their carry permit/license through your local Sheriff’s department. Contact the Sheriff in your county for specific application instructions.

West Virginia Citizen’s Defense League

The West Virginia Citizen’s Defense League is the largest gun rights organization based in West Virginia.


West Virginia State Rifle and Pistol Association

The West Virginia State Rifle and Pistol Association works to promote and protect the shooting sports and the lawful ownership and use of firearms.