Documents and Procedures for Permit Consideration for the Importation of Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, Firecrackers, and Firearm Imitations

      The importation of firearms and ammunition requires a permit, in accordance with the 1947 Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, Firecrackers, and Firearm Imitation Act. This requires a letter from the firearm registrar to the Director-General of Customs, along with a permit for ordering or importing from the relevant agency to be submitted to the customs agency at the port of entry.


Required Documents for Permit Consideration for the Importation of Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, Firecrackers, and Firearm Imitations:

  1. National Identification Card: The customs officer will copy the document from the original document. The applicant must certify the copy by signing in front of the customs officer only.
  2. Passport: The customs officer will copy the document from the original document. The applicant must certify the copy by signing in front of the customs officer only. 
  3. Receipt for Merchandise or Baggage Retained in Customs Custody Form 466 (green) 
  4. Permit for ordering or importing firearms, ammunition (Form Por 2, section 2 and 3) 
  5. Letter of Authorization 
  6. National Identification Card: The customs officer will copy the document from the original document of the authorized person. The applicant (authorized person) must certify the copy by signing in front of the customs officer only. 
  7. National Identification Card: The person granting the authority must also use a copy of the national identification card and sign to certify that the copy is correct, attached with the letter of authorization. 
  8. Corporate/Legal Entity Certification Document: The customs officer will copy the document from the original document. The applicant must certify the copy by signing in front of the customs officer only.

Procedures for Permit Application:

  1. Checking the completeness of the documents: The importer or their representative submits the import declaration data into the customs computer system. The system will accept and verify the information. Once the data is correct, the system will notify and respond with the import declaration number.
  2. Checking the completeness of the documents: The importer or their representative pays customs duty at any customs finance unit.
  3. Checking the completeness of the documents: The importer or their representative shows the firearms import permit document (Form Por 2) and other related documents. The customs procedure officers will check the information in the computer system and review the related documents.
  4. Verification: The responsible customs officer checks the firearms and ammunition against the permit to order or import firearms (Form Por 2, section 2). Once confirmed, they stamp the approval for on-ground transportation on the back of the permit to order or import firearms (Form Por 2, section 3) and return it to the permit holder to take the firearms out of the customs zone.

 

Data updated on May 25, 2023

Source: The Digital Government Development Agency

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