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We can assist with your Licence Application


Applying for Competency

Prior to applying for a competency certificate the applicant must successfully complete the relevant proficiency training at an accredited PFTC/SAPS training centre. 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 applicant must be a South African citizen. Below is a list of documentation that you will need to submit with your competency certificate application. Please note that your local designated firearms officer (DFO) may have slightly different requirements and may request additional information. Prepare copies beforehand as most SAPS offices do not have facilities to make copies of your documents. If the original document is not presented, all copies must be certified.

  • SAP 517 application form. Download form here.
  • 2 x copies of identity document.
  • 2 x full colour passport size photographs.
  • Proof of residential address.
  • Copy of training certificates; SASSETA or statement of results.
  • 3 x written testimonials.
  • 2 x Clear colour photos of the safe in which you will be storing the firearm.
  • R 70 cash

Applying for a licence

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) Below is a list of documentation that you will need to supply with your firearm license application.

  • Prepare copies beforehand as most SAPS offices do not have facilities to make copies of your documents.
  • SAP 271 application form.
  • 2 x copies of identity document.
  • 2 x full color passport size photos.
  • Proof of residential address.
  • Copy of training certificates; SASSETA or statement of results.
  • Copy of current relevant competency certificate.
  • Section 15 - Occasional hunter/Sport shooter: 2 X hunting/sport letters.
  • Section 16 - Dedicated hunter/Sport shooter: Copies of valid section 16 status.
  • Section 16- Endorsement for the applicable firearm from shooting club.
  • 2 x Clear color photographs of the safe in which you will be storing the firearm.
  • A motivation per license application.
  • R140 cash per license application.
  • Any additional documentation that supports your application.

Private tuition is also available. We can assist with your firearm licence motivation.