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Application for Change of Ownership


The process involves the transferring of ownership of a firearm from one person to another

Who is eligible?
  • Any person aged 18 years and above
  • The applicant should have no criminal record
How do I get this service?
  • The firearm license owner should write a letter to the Commissioner of Police requesting for permission to transfer ownership
  • In a case of inheritance, all interested parties or individuals must consent in writing to the Commissioner of Police
  • The recipient should also write an acceptance letter
  • Subject to approval, complete Form 1 and Form 11. (Application forms available online and at all police stations)
What supporting documents are required?
  • Valid identification documents
  • In case of inheritance attach copies of relevant documents such as; Arm Licence
    • Marriage certificate (If the recipients is a spouse of the deceased owner)
    • Firearm certificate
  • For first-time firearm ownership, the applicant should provide a police clearance report
How long will this service take?

14 working days

How much does it cost?

BWP 20.00

Where can I obtain this service?

Any police station.

Where can I get more information on this Service

Central Arms Registry

Botswana Police Headquarters 

Lot 4, Government Enclave

Private Bag 0012



Tell. (+267) 3622000

Fax. (+267) 3973723

Email: police [at] (police[at]gov[dot]bw)



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