CONTACT NUMBER FOR ASSISTANCE WITH FIREARM LICENSE APPLICATIONS, RENEWALS, AND APPEALS
MANIE – 084 593 4672
The Easy Way To Get Your Firearm License
We prepare everything for you!
Our fees as from 2020-12-01 are R900.00 for the first application and then R750.00 for every consecutive application (self-defense, hunting, and sports shooting). This is the first time since 2016 that we raised our fees.
Our fees include the preparation of all documents for firearm license applications as required by the SAPS (including the application forms for competency and license with attachments as well as the motivation).
Full details of our fees.
It is easy to get started, just complete the form on the left side of this page and we will contact you as soon as possible
FIREARM LICENSING SERVICES
Need help with any of the following?
- A NEW FIREARM LICENSE APPLICATION
- AN APPLICATION FOR A COMPETENCY CERTIFICATE
- BUSINESS ACCREDITATION
- BUSINESS FIREARM LICENSES
- RENEWAL OF YOUR FIREARM LICENSE AND COMPETENCY CERTIFICATE
- AN APPEAL AGAINST A DECLINED FIREARM LICENSE
- EXPUNGEMENT OF A CRIMINAL RECORD
It is easy! Enter your contact details in the quotation form on the left-hand side of the page and I will immediately provide you with a free quotation and information regarding the licensing process.
WHAT YOU GET WHEN MAKING USE OF OUR SERVICE
- You will get a complete and fully motivated application with all the needed attachments and required supporting documents, ready for your signature
- You don’t have to add anything
- All you need to do is print it out, provide your signature and hand it in
ABOUT THE FIREARM-LICENSE.CO.ZA WEBSITE
Firearm-license.co.za is a firearm license information website and provides visitors with information and regarding the new South African Firearm Control Act, Act 60 of 2000. Find out how to get a new firearm license or to renew a firearm license, about license renewal dates, how to legally dispose of a gun, licensing deadlines, how to get help with an appeal against the refusal of a license or competency certificate, and what to do about a late application.
Use the extensive list of firearms to lookup for any known rifle, shotgun, pistol, or revolver. Follow the links for full details, info, and specifications. If cartridges are your passion you should have a look at the lists of handgun cartridges and rifle cartridges.
Complete the form on the left if you need information or a quote regarding a new firearm license, a firearm license renewal, or an appeal against the refusal of a license. I will get in touch with you as soon as possible.
2017/08/25 – UPDATE ON RENEWALS AND LATE RENEWALS OF FIREARM LICENSES
SA Hunter’s case to the Constitutional Court
A trial date has been set and the appeal will be heard by the Constitutional Court on 2018/02/08.
For more details see – Maroela Media
2017/07/04 – URGENT UPDATE ON RENEWALS AND LATE RENEWALS OF FIREARM LICENSES
Judgment in the SA Hunters case
Today Judge Ronel Tolmay handed down judgment in favor of SA Hunters, declaring that Section 24 read with Section 28 of the Firearms Control Act 60 of 2000 (FCA) is unconstitutional.
The Judge also ordered the government to amend Section 24 of the FCA within 18 months, and that until the Constitutional Court had confirmed her order, all firearm licenses which are or were about to be renewed in terms of Section 24 shall be deemed to be valid.
How this will impact the current renewal process remains to be seen.
See the following news reports for more detail:
2015/11/12 – URGENT – NEW SAPS INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING LATE RENEWAL OF FIREARM LICENSES
If you are late with the renewal of your license you should contact us urgently to discuss the available options.
Please note any application handed in later than 90 days before the expiry date of the license is a late application.
In terms of Section 24 of the Firearms Control Act (No 60 of 2000), an application for the renewal of a license must be made to the Registrar (by handing in such application at your local DFO) “at least 90 days before the date of expiry of the license”
For quite some time many DFO’s accepted late applications and new licenses were issued for such firearms.
However, a new instruction was recently issued by the SAPS Head Office that licenses for which late applications for renewals are received late should be dealt with as prescribed in Section 28 of the Act.
Section 28 prescribes that a firearm license terminates at the expiry date ((Section 28 (1)) and that the Registrar may cancel such license (Section 28 (2)) if the holder of the license did not comply with any provision of the Act. Section 28 (3) requires the holder of the license to be given a notice that he/she may within 30 days submit representations why the license should not be canceled. The Registrar must then consider such representation and either issue a renewal license or refuse the renewal of the license and direct the owner that the firearm must be disposed of in a prescribed manner.
The owner then has 60 days within which the firearm must be disposed of in the way prescribed by the Registrar. If such disposal is not done the firearm must be forfeited to the State and the owner must surrender it as prescribed (Section 28 (5)).
According to the new SAPS instruction the DFO has to do the following when receiving late applications.
Complete the Form SAPS 533 (Request to Cancel a Firearm License)
Hand to the owner or license holder the notice to inform him/her that he/she may in writing provide representation within 30 days why the license should not be canceled
Complete SAP 86 (a) (The SAPS Checklist to be completed with an application)
Submit the completed documentation to the Provincial Office
Some license holders think that if they still have their old green licenses, these are still valid and there is no need to renew the new (white card) licenses. This is incorrect. If you renewed your licenses and were issued with the white card licenses, the old green licenses lapsed and are not valid any longer.
2015/02/14 – Import notice regarding the Renewal of Firearm Licenses
Please note that competency certificates and firearm licenses issued under the Firearm Control Act 60 of 2000 need to be renewed.
Licenses issued for self-defense expires after 5 years and licenses issued for hunting or sports shooting expires after 10 years.
Competency certificates need to be renewed at the same date as the license for which it was issued.
Applications for renewal need to be handed in at the SA Police at least 90 days before the date of expiry that appears on the license.
What you also need to know
- Currently, it is still possible to get new licenses for firearms for which licenses were issued under the old firearm act, in other words, the green license cards and the licenses that are in identity documents.
- Although these “old” licenses are still valid due to an interim judgment in current legal proceedings in the Northern Gauteng Division of the High Court, we feel that license holders should make use of this opportunity to get their firearms licensed under the new firearm act. Obviously, there is no guarantee in regards to the eventual outcome of the case.
We can assist with all applications for renewals and late renewals of firearm licenses.
IMPORTANT NOTICE – INTERIM INTERDICT AGAINST THE MINISTER OF SAFETY AND SECURITY CONCERNING FIREARM LICENSES
On 26th June 2009, in the court case between The SA Hunters and Game Conservation Association (SAHGCA) and the Minister of Safety and Security, the Northern Gauteng Division of the High Court granted an interim interdict against the Minister of Safety and Security confirming that firearm licenses which were issued in terms of the “Old” Firearms Act (1969) will be deemed to remain valid until the main application has been finalized.
The interim interdict was granted pending the outcome of the main application, which will determine the constitutionality of the transitional provisions contained in the Firearms Control Act (Act 60 of 2000). The Court will have to decide whether the constitutional principles in respect of the protection of private property, the principle against criminal prosecution as well as fair administrative procedures had been complied with.
This interim interdict means that existing old “green licenses” (issued in terms of the Firearms Act of 1969) will remain valid until finalization of the main application, and firearm owners cannot be criminally charged for the illegal possession of their firearms licensed under the “old” firearm act.
Firearm license owners should make use of the opportunity created by the interim interdict and immediately take action regarding firearm licenses that have not been renewed yet.
Please contact me via the contact form on the left-hand side of the page if you need help with your new firearm license, firearm license renewal, or an appeal against the refusal of a license.
Feel free to ask a question here. It will be answered as soon as possible via email.
NEW SOUTH AFRICAN FIREARM LICENSING GUIDE
CURRENTLY NOT FOR SALE – BUSY WITH UPDATE
If you want to do your own license application, but need guidance and examples, this 130-page firearm licensing guide is just what you need! Here is a link to the table of contents. The purpose of this guide is to provide a step by step guide on how to do a successful application for a competency certificate and a new firearm license. The guide also provides all the resources you need to prepare your application.
GET YOUR FIREARM LICENSE, A STEP BY STEP GUIDE
Several examples are included and the guide shows you exactly:
- How to complete the forms
- How to do the motivation
- What information is required in the motivation
- The supplementary documents and information that should be added to your application.
- Where to get this information
- The most common reasons why licenses applications are declined
- The relevant sections of the new firearm act
The guide also includes a full resource list and all the relevant official SA Police Competency and Firearm License application forms in .pdf as well as in .doc format.
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