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Application for Temporary Permit to Possess Firearm and Ammunition


This service allows individuals to apply for a permit to possess and use a firearm.

Who is eligible?
  • Any person aged 18 years and above
How do I get this service?
  • Complete Form 5 (Application form available online and at all police stations)
  • Both the applicant and firearm owner should be present at the police station
  • The firearm should be presented before the licensing officer 
What supporting documents are required?
  • Valid Identification documents for both owner and the recipient
  •  Firearm Certificate  
How long will this service take?

One (1) working day

How much does it cost?

BWP 10.00

Where can I obtain this service?

Any police station or post

Where can I get more information on this Service
Botswana Police Service Lot 4, Government Enclave Private Bag 0012 Gaborone Botswana Tell. (+267) 3951161 Fax. (+267) 3973723 Email: police [at]

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