Conditions

The Basic General Conditions under which a permit will be issued:


A Temporary Import Permit may only be issued to a foreign visitor for Hunting Purposes.

A Temporary Import Permit shall not be issued for a period exceeding six months at a time.

A Temporary Import Permit will be issued subject to the requirements of the Act regarding the carrying, storage, safe custody and transport of a firearm and ammunition.

Should a firearm not be declared on arrival and a temporary import permit not issued, you will face severe penalties and possible arrest if detected.

Possession of no more than the quantity of cartridges determined by the Registrar and specified on the permit for each firearm in respect of which the temporary import permit applies.

An applicant must be 21 years old, or over. There is however a possibility that applications may be approved for applicants younger than 21 years. Please contact us for further information and requirements.

Whenever the holder of a temporary import permit leaves the Republic of South Africa, the firearm in respect of which the permit was issued must accompany the holder of the permit.

A Temporary Import Permit will be issued subject to the sole use of the firearm, only for the purposes as set out in the permit.


A Temporary Import Permit will be issued subject to the fact that no person who holds a temporary import permit is allowed to transfer the firearm to another person in South Africa without prior written permission from the Central Firearms Register