That's the state of Virginia, not the VA. I live in KY about 10 min from VA. In a few days they will no longer recognize my KY CCDW. I wouldn't mind getting the VA nonresident permit; they will even recognize my CCDW as proof of a handgun training. The thing holding me back is the $100 fee for essentially just the ability to CC in VA. Other than that, there is no benefit. If it was $20 or $30 it would be OK, but $100 is too much. I didn't pay that much for my KY permit.