Florida Qualifications

Eligibility Requirements

    • You must be 21 years of age or older.
    • You must be able to demonstrate competency with a firearm.
    • Unless you are serving overseas in the United States Armed Forces, you must currently reside in the United States (US) AND be a US citizen or deemed a lawful permanent resident alien by Department of Homeland Security, US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). If you are serving overseas in the US Armed Forces, submit a copy of your deployment documentation with your application. If you are not a US citizen, submit documentation issued by the USCIS proving you are a permanent legal resident alien with proof you have resided in the state of residence (as shown on your application) for at least 90 consecutive days prior to the date the application is submitted.
    • Monthly utility, telephone, power, or cable bills, which show your name and address.
    • Monthly pay stubs or other documentation from your employer, which show your name and address.
    • Monthly credit card statements, which show your name and address.
  • Proof of residence includes, but is not limited to:

Possible Reasons for Ineligibility:

    • The physical inability to handle a firearm safely.
    • A felony conviction (unless civil and firearm rights have been restored by the convicting authority).
    • Having adjudication withheld or sentence suspended on a felony or misdemeanor crime of violence unless three years have elapsed since probation or other conditions set by the court have been fulfilled.
    • A conviction for a misdemeanor crime of violence in the last three years.
    • A conviction for violation of controlled substance laws or multiple arrests for such offenses.
    • A record of drug or alcohol abuse.
    • Two or more DUI convictions within the previous three years.
    • Being committed to a mental institution or adjudged incompetent or mentally defective.
    • Failing to provide proof of proficiency with a firearm.
    • Having been issued a domestic violence injunction or an injunction against repeat violence that is currently in force.
    • Renouncement of U.S. citizenship.
    • A dishonorable discharge from the armed forces.
    • Being a fugitive from justice.

Detailed explanations of these various disqualifying conditions are provided in the Application for the Concealed Weapon/Firearm License.