APPLICATIONS FOR RENEWAL OF FIREARM
LICENCES, PERMITS OR AUTHORISATIONS: RENEWAL PERIOD 1 JANUARY
2005 TO 31 MARCH 2006
It has come to the attention of the SAPS that several licence
holders born between 1 January and 31 March and who must apply
before 31 March 2006 are arriving at Firearm Registration
centres/police stations to apply for the renewal of their
firearm licences, permits and authorizations without the
necessary prescribed training certificates, photos,
identification documentation etc.
In the event of an applicant for a renewal of a firearm
licence/s not having all the required training certificates,
photos, identification documentation, etc. with him / her or the
application form is not completed as prescribed, the application
must still be accepted by the SAPS and an acknowledgment of
receipt (SAPS 523) must be completed in duplicate with the
following conditions :
- an endorsement must be made thereon by the Designated
Firearms Officer of all outstanding documentation, photos,
- the endorsement must indicate a date when the
outstanding documentation, photos, etc. must be submitted by
the applicant to the Designated Firearms Officer.
- the date of compliance for the outstanding
documentation, photos, etc. may not exceed 30 days.
It has been agreed with SASSETA that training providers can
continue with the issuing of training certificates for Unit
Standard 117705 (Demonstrate the knowledge of the Firearms
Control Act, 2000 (Act No. 60 of 2000)) until 30 April 2006.
This measure is only applicable to persons who were born
between 1 January to 31 March and who must apply for renewal of
firearm licence before or on 31 March 2006.
None of the above applicants may be turned away due to the
fact that they do not possess the required documentation or a
training certificate issued by a training provider/ SASSETA
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