How To Apply For A Firearm License

 

Your Guide On How To Apply For A Firearm License

 

Step 1: Complete Your Proficiency / Training

If you want to own a firearm, you must undergo the training at an accredited institution and obtain a training proficiency certificate.

If you wish to do the training through our facilities you may simply click on our Proficiency training tab to place your order, Please bear in mind that it will be in our Joburg facilities!

You will have to complete the open book exam at home including all questionnaire and information pages.

Once you have done this, you need to contact our training providers to make a booking to finalize your training. This includes a classroom lesson, dry fire work, completing a closed book exam and completing a practical shoot.

Please bring 2 copies of your ID (NO DRIVERS LICENSE ALLOWED) certified plus a black pen on the day of your lesson.

When you have completed the above, your training certificate will be issued as well as your statement of results

 

Step 2: Apply For Your Competency Certificate At Your Local Police Station

Once you have obtained your training certificate, you need to go to your local police station and apply for your competency which you will need to first download the application forms (SAPS517) from www.saps.gov.za, Then you will need to compile the following documents along with the application forms:

Two certified copies of your ID.

Two certified copies of your training certificate with the statement of results.

Proof of address i.e. water/lights/Telkom bill.

Proof of employment/ a detailed description of your occupation.

Three character references from family and friends, with copies of their ID’s. (We recommend three letters)

1 set of ID-size colour photos (2 pictures per application).

The responsibility to hand in your application is yours. Fingerprints and interviews will take place at your local police station.

R70.00 in cash must be brought with to your local police station in order to apply for your competency

 

Step 3: Apply For Your Firearm License At Your Local Police Station

Once you have obtained the competency certificate, you can apply for the firearm licence at your local police station. You need to purchase a firearm first before applying. You would have to ask the dealership to produce the application forms (SAPS271), Please make sure the dealership provides a SAPS 350 a with your application form.  Please see below on what you will need to compile together before handing in your application.

 

Two certified copies of your ID.

Two certified copies of your Training Certificate with your statement of results.

A copy of your Competency Certificate.

Proof of address i.e. water/lights/Telkom bill.

Proof of employment/ a detailed description of your occupation.

Full reasons why you wish to own a firearm (Motivation).

Three character references from family and friends, with copies of their ID’s. (police station states only two however we recommend three)

Should you apply for a section 15 licenses, a letter from a farmer must be given or the sports club must provide a confirmation letter and the endorsement letter for the firearm, a shot target is recommended to be put in your application.

Should you apply for a section 16 licenses, the club you are a part of must provide the confirmation letter, club card, certificate, endorsement letter and a shot target.

1 set of ID-size colour photos (2 per application).

Invoice of firearm purchased.

Two pictures/photos of your safe inside and out showing it is secured to a fixed wall/floor.

A Police Clearance Certificate must be given should you have had any charges.

Everything you state in your application must be proven.

The responsibility to hand in your application is yours. Fingerprints and interviews will take place at your local police station.

R140-00 in cash must be brought with to your local police station in order to apply for license.