What documents are needed for firearm competency?

To obtain firearm competency in South Africa, several documents are typically required:

  1. Application Form: You’ll need to fill out the application form for competency. This form can be obtained from your nearest police station or downloaded from the South African Police Service (SAPS) website.
  2. Identity Document (ID): A certified copy of your identity document (ID) or, for non-South African citizens, a passport or other valid identification.
  3. Proof of Residence: Provide documentation that confirms your residential address, such as a utility bill or a lease agreement.
  4. Two Passport-Sized Photos: These should meet the specific requirements set by the SAPS for identification purposes.
  5. Training Certificate: A certificate confirming successful completion of the firearm proficiency training course from an accredited training provider. This certificate is crucial and serves as proof that you have undergone the necessary training in firearm safety, laws, and handling.
  6. Fee Payment Receipt: There might be fees associated with the competency assessment. A receipt or proof of payment for these fees might be required.

Ensure that all documents are certified copies where necessary, and they should be presented in accordance with the specific requirements outlined by the SAPS. Additionally, it’s advisable to confirm the exact documentation needed with the relevant SAPS office or the training provider to ensure a smooth and accurate application process.

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