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Application for Temporary Permit to Possess Firearm and Ammunition (Non-Residents)


The service enables non-residents to import firearms and ammunition into the country. The permit is valid for 30 calendar days. Applicants are expected to start the application process at least two weeks prior to arrival in Botswana.

Who is eligible?
  • Any person aged 18 years and above
  • Applicant should have no criminal record 


How do I get this service?

Complete Form 6 (Application form available online and at all police stations).

What supporting documents are required?
  • Valid identification documents
  • Arms Registration Certificate
  • Proof of invitation to an event/ activity where the firearm is to be used
  • Applications done through agents must be accompanied by authorisation letter from the registered firearm owner permitting another person to carry out this process on his behalf
  • An Export Permit from country of origin
How long will this service take?

Fourteen (14) working days

How much does it cost?

BWP 100.00

Where can I obtain this service?

Any police station

Where can I get more information on this Service

Any police station

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