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Download Competency Certificate Renewal SAPS 517(g) Form

Application for the renewal of a competency certificate

Before renewing a firearm licence, you must first renew your competency certificate. Download and complete a SAPS 517(g) form (application for renewal of a competency certificate) and submit, along with supporting documentation, to the designated firearms officer (DFO) at the police station in the area where you ordinarily reside.

SAPS 517 (g) Form Supporting Documentation

  • Certified copy of your official identification document or passport
  • Certified copy of your permanent residence permit in case of a non-South African citizen
  • Certified copy of your current competency certificate which is to be renewed (front and back)
  • Two passport-size colour photographs (with a neutral background) that are not older than three months
  • Certified proof of residence
  • Two testimonial letters attesting your character with the signature of the deponent
  • Any other supporting documents

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Also see other SAPS Firearm Licence Forms