Eligibility for a Concealed Weapon License
- Only US citizens are eligible to apply for a North Dakota Concealed Weapon license.
- If you are a US citizen by birth but you were born in another country (for example, a US military overseas facility), you will need to obtain and attach to your application form a copy of your birth certificate showing that you are a US citizen born abroad. If you do not attach to your application form the birth certificate showing that you are a US citizen, your application will be denied. If the application is denied on these grounds, to correct the deficiency you must submit a copy of your birth certificate with the application form and denial letter, to the BCI-CWL, PO Box 1054, Bismarck, ND 58504.
- Naturalized US citizens must provide the documentation as indicated on the application form.
- An applicant must be at least 21 years old to apply for a Class 1 License, or at least 18 years old to apply for a Class 2 License.
- Concealed weapon licenses may be issued only to those individuals who legally may possess a firearm or dangerous weapon. Individuals may be prohibited by state or federal law from owning, possessing, or having a firearm under their control.
- State law prohibits an individual who has ever been convicted of any offense involving the use of alcohol (e.g. MIP, MIC, open container, DUI) from receiving a Class 1 license. The individual may still apply for a Class 2 license.