Firearm licence renewal process

2016-06-16 06:00

The South African Police Service in Uitenhage have noticed with concern, that some firearm licence holders are not aware of the correct procedures that must be followed when a firearm licence needs to be renewed.

The procedure in terms of Section 24 of the Firearms Control Act, 2000 (ACT 60 of 2000) is hereby explained.

According to Section 24, the holder of the licence, who wishes to renew the licence must apply, to the Registrar, at least 90 days before the date of expiry of the licence for its renewal.

Applications for the renewal thereof may, however be considered if the application is lodged in less than 90 days, in which case valid reasons for the late application must be provided on the application form. Licences for which renewal applications have been lodged will remain valid until the application has been decided upon.

“We encourage firearm licence holders who need to renew their licences, of which the validity of the licence has already expired, to urgently visit their nearest police station and speak to the Designated Firearm Officer (DFO), who will assist them in the way forward with regard to the expired licence,” said Uitenhage police spokesperson, Captain Gerda Swart.

  • For more information about firearm licence applications and/or renewals thereof, holders are requested to contact their nearest police station and liaise with the DFO.

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