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Raffle

Complete an application form (Form No.1) at the nearest Police Station:

 

Ø  If you have no firearm (domestic) you may apply for three permits. i.e 1 shotgun; 2 rifles of different calibers

 

Ø  If you have a shotgun, you may complete two (2) forms for rifles of different calibers

 

 

Ø  If you have a shotgun and a rifle, you may complete a form for a different rifle caliber.

 

Ø  If you have two (2) rifles then you may complete a form for a shotgun.

 

Ø  Attend an interview with the Licensing Officer (Station Commander):

 

Ø  Applicant to be 18 years of age or above;

 

Ø  No previous convictions

 

Ø  Attach a copy of Identity Card (Omang) or Passport on each application form

 

Ø  Raffle winners should submit Finger Prints on Form BP 52 for vetting

 

 

Transfer - (Inheritance or Purchase)

 

Ø  Complete an application form (Form No.1) at the nearest Police Station;

Ø  Attend an interview with the Licensing Officer (Station Commander);

 

Ø  Applicant to be 18 years of age or above;

 

Ø  Attach a copy of Identity Card (Omang) or Passport;

 

Ø  Submit Finger Prints on Form BP 52 for vetting for those without a firearm.

 

 

Ø  Firearm (s) to be brought to the Station Commander for verification of the type, caliber and serial number.

 

 

Surrender of Firearm

 

Ø  Complete an application form (Form No.1) at the nearest Police Station;

Ø  Firearm (s) to be brought to the Station Commander for verification of the type, caliber and serial number.

 

Ø  Acquisition Permit is then issued to only those without previous convictions.

 

How can I apply for the service online?

 

Currently there is no provision for online service

 

Cost involved in obtaining the service

Ø  The service is currently free

Ø  The Act is under review to have the service at a nominal fee

 

Where can I find more information?

 

Contact:

Officer In-Charge Central Arms Registry P.O. Box 344 Gaborone Botswana Police Headquarters (Government Enclave)

Tel:   (+267) 395 1161 or 362 2256/7/8

Fax:   (+267) 391 4202

Service Branches:
You may locate the service branche in charge in the  
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