Renew firearm licence or permit in time

2016-03-30 06:00

THE South African Police Service in Nelson Mandela Bay calls upon those whose firearm licences are due for renewal to start the process at least 90 working days before they expire.

The purpose of renewing a firearm licence or permit is to determine if a person still complies with the provisions of the Firearms Control Act, 2000 (Act No 60 of 2000) and the Firearms control Regulations, 2004 in order to ensure effective control and responsible firearm and ammunition ownership.

All applications for the renewal of a licence or permit to possess a firearm are subject to the provision that the applicant must be in possession of a valid and relevant competency certificate. Any person who wishes to renew his/her licence to possess a firearm, to deal in firearms, to manufacture firearms or to conduct business as a gunsmith, must apply for the renewal of the applicable licence as well as a renewal of the relevant competency certificate at least 90 days before the expiry date of the licence.

Enquiries can be directed to the Firearms department at the nearest police station they reside.

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