Download Temporary Firearm Licence SAPS 518 Form
Application for a temporary authorization to possess a firearm
South African and non-South African citizens can apply for temporary authorization to possess a firearm by submitting SAPS 518 form to the designated firearms officer (DFO) at the police station in the area where you ordinarily reside. The same supporting documents must be included as for a permanent firearm licence. A really good motivation for temporary authorization to possess a firearm must be given.
The registrar may require an applicant to complete relevant training. The Applicant must also provide information and a declaration regarding their competency to ensure the safe custody of the firearm.
Temporary authorization to possess a firearm is valid for the period and specific use specified in the authorization. The maximum period for temporary possession of a firearm is 12 months.
Also see other SAPS Firearm Licence Forms