Beginning July 1, 2017, pursuant to changes in the Code of Virginia, an updated concealed handgun permit application will need to be used by parties applying for a concealed handgun permit. At the time of application, one valid form of ID is required. The ID must be from a governmental agency of the Commonwealth, the US Department of Defense or the US State Department (passport). The new application will be available on the Virginia State Police website at www.vsp.state.va.us on July 1, 2017. We will be accepting the current application until June 30, 2017. However, when regular business hours resume on July 5, 2017, we will only be accepting the new concealed handgun permit application. FOR FIRST TIME APPLICANTS, the application and ID must be presented in person. For renewals, the application may be mailed, but must include a photocopy of an ID as described above. We will be unable to accommodate exceptions.
A photocopy of a certificate of completion of any of the courses or classes; an affidavit from the instructor, school, club, organization, or group that conducted or taught such course or class attesting to the completion of the course or class by the applicant; or a copy of any document which shows completion of the course or class or evidences participation in firearms competition must be provided.