Application for Multiple Import or Export Permit (SAP520) Firearms Control Act, 2000 (Act No 60 of 2000):
The South African Police Service regulated Multiple Import/Export firearm permit is valid for a period of 6 months.
To apply for the import permit you are required to appoint a South African company to act on your behalf pertaining to all MARSEC legal requirements e.g. authorised firearm permit/s.
There are 15 Items required under the Multiple entry, Import/Export firearm permit application for the purpose of vessel protection, specific document information will be requested by your appointed responsible company/person in South Africa.
The responsible company/person appointed by yourself will be required to compile and forward the firearm permit application to the Central Firearm Registry (CFR) in Pretoria, South Africa.
It is important to understand that the SAPS firearm permit process as stated in the firearm regulations can take as long as 21 days provided the application did not require any further documentation or investigation.
Central Firearm Registry (CFR) always does their utmost in processing all application timeously so as to avoid any delays to vessels as they understand that delays are costly to vessel owners/management companies.
Central Firearm Registry (CFR) will consider urgent/emergency applications, however, these are done on an adhoc basis and considered on its own merits and documented proof as to the legitimacy of the application – provided by you to your responsible person/company in South Africa.
It is the combined responsibility of all parties; MARSEC company and SA responsible person/company to verify and ensure that all information entered in the firearm permit application is correct.