State of Virginia

Population: 8,185,866

Open or Concealed Carry: Concealed

May Issue or Shall Issue: Shall Issue

Administrative Body: State Police

Reciprocity: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware*, Florida**, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Minnesota*, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania**, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington*, West Virginia, Wisconsin*, and Wyoming

Note* Although Virginia will grant recognition, these states may not authorize Virginia permit holders to possess a firearm in their state. You will need to contact each state to determine if they will recognize your Virginia permit.

Note** Virginia non-resident permit holders should contact each reciprocal state to determine if their permit will be recognized prior to carrying in that jurisdiction. 

  • EFFECTIVE April 9, 2013 – Pennsylvania no longer recognizes Virginia non-resident permits.
  • Florida law does not grant reciprocity to holders of Virginia non-resident permits.

Link to The State of Virginia

Updated September 30, 2013