The Wand Permit Office was a subdivision of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement at the Magical Congress of the United States of America.[1] The office is charged with the duty of issuing, verifying and maintaining registry over wand permits for witches and wizards in the United States of America.


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Wand Permit Office in 1926

It is not an particularly high-regarded, as it was noted to be only slightly larger than a cupboard and apparently understaffed, judging by the piles of unopened wand applications filling the place. Located in a dingy corner of a cramped, airless, windowless basement room in the bowels of the wizarding congressional headquarters, it was said to be a painful contrast to the floors above and gave the impression of being the sort of place where "utter no-hopers" worked.


In 1926, Porpentina Goldstein was demoted to Federal Wand Permit Officer[2] and Queenie Goldstein had a menial desk job in this office.[3] Mr Abernathy was a supervisor of this department.[4]


Notes and references

  1. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film) (see this image)
  2. See this image of Porpentina Goldstein's MACUSA identification card on display at the prop exhibition in Japan.
  3. Fantastic Beasts reveals a new magical power" from Entertainent Weekly
  4. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film)

Magical Congress of the United States of America

Josiah Jackson (1693-?) · Charity Wilkinson · Thornton Harkaway (c. 1760) · Able Fleming · Elizabeth McGilliguddy (c. 1777) · Emily Rappaport (c. 1790) · Seraphina Picquery (1920-1928) · Samuel G. Quahog (c. 2014)


Abraham Potter · Achilles Tolliver · Berthilde Roche · Carlos Lopez · Cormac O'Brien · E. A. Limus · Gondulphus Graves · Helmut Weiss · M. L. Minus · M. P. Carneirus · Mary Jauncey · Mungo MacDuff · Percival Graves · Porpentina Goldstein · Robert Grimsditch · Saranna Wilkinson · Theodard Fontaine · Wilhelm Fischer · Unidentified MACUSA Aurors

Other positions

Apparition Examiner · Auror Commissioner · Captain of Aurors · Chief Auror · Chief of Staff · Director of Magical Security · Executioner · Federal Identity Commissioner · Federal Wand Permit Officer · Keeper of Treasure and Dragots · Obliviator ·Surveillor of Activity

Other employees

Abernathy · Albert Perschky · Aristotle Twelvetrees · Bernadette · Beryl · Cecily · E. A. Limus · F. Wakefield · Irene Kneedander · J. Ward · L. O'Sullivan · Magali Crowe · Paloma Proudfoot · Queenie Goldstein · Red · Ruby · Sam · Unidentified executioner (I) · Unidentified executioner (II) · Unidentified guide · Y. Blishen


Body for Protection of Magical Species · Department of Aurors · Department of Magical Law Enforcement · Department of No-Maj Misinformation · Department of Unidentifiable Magical Objects · Department for Confiscated Items · Federal Bureau of Covert Vigilance and No-Maj Obliviation · MACUSA Surveillance Wizarding Resources Department · Magical Cleaning Department · Major Investigation Department · Office for Magic Relations and Education · US Auror Divisions · Wizarding Resources Department


Death Cell · Great Meeting Chamber · Lobby · No-Maj Fraternisation sub-division · Pentagram Office · Percival Graves' office · Register Office · Typing Pool · Wand Permit Office · Young Wizards Daycare Center