Firearm Licensing

Vuurwapenlisensies

Renewal application must be submitted at least 90 days prior to the expiry of current firearm licences.

The list below is a guideline of the documentation that you will need to submit with your firearm licence renewal application. Please note that your local designated firearms officer (DFO) may have slightly different requirements and may request additional information.

The applicant must be a South African citizen.

The applicant must be 21 years of age or older (unless there are compelling reasons for the person to obtain competency for a firearm licence)

The list below is a guideline of the documentation that you will need to supply with your firearm licence application. Please note that your local designated firearms officer (DFO) may have slightly difference requirements and may request additional information. Prepare copies beforehand as most SAPS offices do not have facilities to make copies of your documents.

(Rifle, Shotgun, Handgun, Semi-automatic. Muzzle-loader must be applied for under new applications)

The list below is a guideline of the documentation that you will need to submit with your competency certificate application. Please note that your local designated firearms officer (DFO) may have slightly difference requirements and may request additional information. Prepare copies beforehand as most SAPS offices do not have facilities to make copies of your documents.

(Rifle, Shotgun, Handgun, Semi-automatic, Muzzle- loader)

Prior to applying for a competency certificate the applicant must successfully complete the relevant proficiency training at an accredited training centre.

The applicant must be a South African citizen.

The applicant must be 21 years of age or older (unless there are compelling reasons for the person to obtain competency for a firearm licence)