National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)

New Jersey National Instant Criminal Background Check System is only for use by licensed State of New Jersey Firearm Dealers possessing a Federal Firearms License (FFL) authorized to conduct business with the New Jersey Police NICS Unit.

Important Message:
Please be advised that the SBI number is not to include a space or start with a zero when submitting. Also, no middle name or middle initial is to be entered. If you attempt any of this you will receive an error message. Furthermore, please understand that verifiers' name is the person submitting the NICS request. The individual verifying all the information submitted.

Getting Started

Create a login account to access NICS Online Service. You will require a My New Jersey account, your State Firearms License Number (SFL), Federal Firearms License Number (FFL), and either a credit card or bank account if you wish to store payment information.


The New Jersey Police NICS Unit will not be conducting business on the holidays defined by the state.

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