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Application for permit to acquire firearm (Raffle)


This service allows an individual to acquire and legally own a firearm. The application process is followed by a raffle draw in which applicants are picked to be winners.

Who is eligible?
  • Any person aged 18 years and above
  • Applicant should have no criminal record
How do I get this service?

Download and complete Application For Permit to Acquire Firearms(Raffle) form (Application forms are also available at all Police Stations).

What supporting documents are required?
  • Valid National Identification document (Omang)
  • Non-citizens must present a valid passport and residence permit
How long will this service take?

The service usually takes months as it encompasses the application process, followed by sorting, raffle draw and vetting of successful applicants.

How much does it cost?

No cost.

Where can I obtain this service?

Any police station

Where can I get more information on this Service

Botswana Police Service

Lot 4, Government Enclave

Private Bag 0012



Tell. (+267) 3951161

Fax. (+267) 3973723

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


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