While Rhode Island does issue carry permit/licenses to residents, non-residents will have a more difficult time acquiring a carry permit/license. Rhode Island does NOT recognized the Virginia Non Resident Carry Permit/License as a legal way to concealed carry in their state.
However, by getting the State of Virginia’s Non Resident Carry Permit/License, you can INCREASE the number of states you CAN carry in.
We offer the best, fastest, and easiest route to getting your CCW Permit. Our training fulfills all the requirements for the Virginia Non-Resident Multi-State Permit. Our video-based course is taught by expert instructors, and can be completed in as little as 20 minutes. Just pass a short test afterwards and you’re ready to apply for your Concealed Carry Permit!
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 many states as a valid concealed carry permit, but NOT in Rhode Island. This is good for reciprocity to other states only for Rhode Island residents and non-residents.
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.
State CCW Site: http://www.nkpolice.org/forms/Town%20of%20North%20Kingstown%20APPLICATION%20FOR%20A%20PERMIT%20TO%20CARRY%20A%20CONCEALED%20WEAPON%20%282013%29.PDF
CCW Application: http://www.riag.ri.gov/Forms/BCIRenewalAppConcealWeapon.pdf
PRovidence Application: http://www.providenceri.com/efile/829
State Statutes: http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/Statutes.html
State Admin Rules: http://sos.ri.gov/rules/
State Attorney General: http://www.riag.state.ri.us/
2nd CCW Info Site: http://www.warwickpd.com/images/Weapons_Carry_Permit_-_2014.pdf
Secretary of State: http://sos.ri.gov/
ConcealedExpress.com makes no representations or warranties regarding its customers’ legal right or ability to carry a firearm in states with reciprocal permit to carry or conceal and carry agreements with other jurisdictions. Though the state-specific certification our customers receive will allow them to apply for a permit under the laws of the state for which our classes are designed, such certification may not give you the legal right or ability to apply for permits in other states, including your home state. You should consult with appropriate law enforcement officials, or your own legal counsel, to determine whether or not the certification you receive from our courses will make you eligible apply for a permit in a particular state, or to otherwise carry a firearm in that state.