Your application must be submitted to the Designated Firearm Official (DFO) at the Police station in your police district of residence.
The application for a firearm license and the application for a competency certificate must be accompanied by coloured passport photos (we staple it to your application), this applies to renewals as well as new licence applications.
A set of fingerprints (SAPS 91 (a)) will be taken by the SAPS. This document is included and completed in your application.
You must provide 3 references, which can include your spouse, your neighbour, a friend and/or employer with their names,
addresses and telephone numbers and must know you for more than 5 years.
Please contact your local DFO to confirm how many witnesses need to accompany you.
The following payments are applicable with each application:
Application for competency certificate
Application for firearm licence (per firearm)
Application for re-licencing (per firearm)
Application for accreditation
Application for temporary permit
Application for a permanent import or export permit
Application for a duplicate licence (Old Act)
Application for a duplicate licence (New Act)
The following documents must be handed back to you.
Acknowledgment of receipt from the DFO - SAPS 523(a)
When you pay the required fees a copy of the Z 263 register
If you submit the original Z 263 receipt of payment to the DFO, he must supply you with a SAPS 523 form.