SAPS competency can be linked to your longest valid licence’s expiry date, even though there may be a different expiry date on the competency certificate. Generally competency for a handgun is valid for 5 years and for a rifle, shotgun or self-loading rifle it is valid for 10 years.
How long is competency in South Africa?
How long does a competence and firearm license take from the SAPS? It depends on the load they have, but applicants should allow 12-15 weeks for the competence and another 3-6 weeks for the license.
How much does firearm competency cost in South Africa?
Step 1: – Proficiency
So in total to do your handgun and legal will cost R1850, all inclusive (workbooks, Open book tests, closed book tests, firearm rental, range fees and ammo).
How long does it take to get a firearm license card in South Africa?
How long will it take to obtain the Competence and firearm license take from the SAPS? This process depends on the load they have, approximate and normally 12-15 weeks for the competence and another 3-6 weeks for the license if there are no other delays.
Does firearm competency expire?
You must renew competencies at least 90 days before the expiry date of a specific competency. Remember that each firearm type has its own competency, albeit that all your competencies might be printed on one document. Competency for Section 13 firearms [self-defence] expires after 5 years.
How much does it cost to renew a competency certificate?
Usually, the fee for the competency certificate is R70,00 while that of the firearm licence which you are renewing is also R70,00.
How long does the firearm competency take?
Firearm Training Questions
It depends on the load they have, approximate and normally 12-15 weeks for the competence and another 3-6 weeks for the license.
What is competency certificate?
Competency certificates are issued per category of firearm, i.e. for a handgun, for a self-loading (semi-auto) rifle, for a manually operated rifle (i.e. a rifle with a bolt, lever action, falling block, pump action), and for a shotgun (either break-neck, bolt operated, pump action or semi-auto shotgun).
How long do you wait for firearm license card?
Waiting for a firearm licence application? You’ll now have to wait up to 120 working days because the pandemic and firearm amnesty period have caused severe delays in the application process. The delay will now see applications completed in 120 working days, instead of the usual 90 days.
What documents are needed for firearm competency?
Certified copy of your firearm proficiency training certificate issued by an accredited training provider. Certified copy of previous competency certificate. Two passport-size colour photographs (with a neutral background) that are not older than three months. Certified proof of residence.
How many years is a competency certificate valid for?
If a license was issued in respect of self defence, the competency certificate will be valid for five (5) years. If, however, the license had been issued for hunting/sport shooting, the validity of the competency certificate is now for a period of 10 years.
What period is the competency certificate valid for?
Your SAPS is linked to your longest valid licence’s expiry date, even though there may be a different expiry date on the competency certificate. Competency for handgun is valid for 5 years and for rifle, shotgun or self-loading rifle is valid for 10 years.
Are the old firearm licences still valid?
If you have a ‘green’ licence, i.e. a licence from the old Arms and Ammunition act 1969, then this licence is still considered valid.