What States Honor the Virginia Concealed Carry Permit?

If you have a Virginia concealed carry permit, one question that you may have is whether other states will honor this license. Before you travel to another state with your concealed firearm, you should make sure that you will be able to legally carry the concealed firearm. You should also confirm whether you will be able to legally use the concealed firearm for the purposes of self-defense.

Some states honor a concealed carry permit or license from any other state. On the other hand, a few states refuse to honor any concealed carry permit or license except their own. Also, you should keep in mind that some states distinguish between resident and non-resident concealed carry permits and licenses.

Once you know whether a state will honor your Virginia concealed carry permit, you should still take the time to learn the laws and regulations of the state where you plan to carry. For example, there are some states that require individuals who carry to make a verbal announcement when a Law Enforcement Officer confronts them in an official encounter.

Here is a list of all the states that will honor your Virginia concealed carry permit.

Resident Permit:

Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming

Non-resident Permit:

Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.