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Obtaining of Gun/ Air Gun / Explosive Permits for the First Time

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Step 1 : Applicant must obtain application form (DOP AG1) from the Divisional Secretarial Office
Step 2 : Filled application form should be handed over to the Ministry via the Divisional Secretarial Office. The reasons for the request of Permit should be highlighted and justified.
Step 3 : On satisfactory basis the Ministry of Public Law and Order will issue the permit License for the Applicant.

Note : The approval is given by the Secretary of the Ministry of Public Law and Order.
Reference : Police Public Relation Division, Kirulapone Police Station

Qualification Criteria
Citizen of Sri Lanka having a valid reason and justifying the need of a Gun Permit

Note : People who are not eligible for possessing a Gun
•Old People
•Medical Unfit
•Small Children

Submission Procedure
Visit Respective Divisional Secretarial Office
The applicant should visit the respective Divisional Secretarial Office to make a request for a Gun/ Explosive Permit.
Police Station
24/7/365 days

Obtain Application Form
To obtain a gun license, an application should be made in writing in terms of section 23 of the firearms ordinance to the licensing authority on the prescribed form. It should include the following details as mentioned below:

Documents Required
•Name and Address of the Applicant
•The Number and the description of the gun for which the license is desired. Viz. type, makers name and the number on the barrel.
•If required should produce such gun before the licensing authority for inspection
•The licensing authority should be satisfied that the applicant has the necessary skills to use such

Submit Application Form
The applicant has to Submit Application Form along with support details to the respective Divisional Secretarial Office

Application Form
Application (DOP AG1) for the Possession of Fire Arms
No person shall have in his custody, or possess or use any gun unless he has a license for the same, as per Section 22 of the firearms ordinance.

To obtain a gun license, an application should be made in writing in terms of section 23 of the firearms ordinance to the licensing authority on the prescribed form. It should include the following: -
1.Name and address of the Applicant.
2.The Number and the description of the gun for which the license is desired. Viz. type, makers name, and the number on the barrel.
3.If required should produce such gun before the licensing authority for inspection.
4.The licensing authority should be satisfied that the applicant has the necessary skills to use such gun


Timeline

Process Time
Cannot be specified

Working Hours
Ministry:8.00am – 4.30pm Monday / Friday
Police Station:24 / 7 / 365 days

Cost related to service
Not defined by the department

Fines and Surcharges
The person possessing the gun license will be liable for the weaponry if misused and action will be taken by the Police Officer.

Support Documents Required
The applicant has to bring documents justifying his reasons for requesting a Gun Permit.

Service Responsibility
Secretary of the Ministry of Public Law and Order.
Assistant Superintendent of Police ( Divisional )

Special Cases
Not applicable for this service

Sample Form with Dummy Data
Not provided by the Department of Police due to confidential Information


Organization Information

Department of Police

Police Head Quarters,
Colombo 01



Telephones:+94-11-2421111 / +94-11-2327711-2-3
Fax Nos:+94-11-234553
Email:telligp@police.lk
Website: www.police.lk

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Last Updated On: 2011-06-06 11:34:26
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