Central Firearms Registry has been affected, along with the rest of the country, by COVID-19. Ths has resulted in temporary closures of the Registry from time to time, together with personnel having to operate on a skeleton staff system. On top of this, the computerisation process is still a work-in-progress.

In addition, CFR has introduced a number of new requirements for the various classes of licenses, however these have yet to be distributed in writing as official policy, or gazetted inthe form of a statutory instrument.

The unofficial policy at the time of writing is that new licenses have not been issued at all for a couple of months, and FACs for cash-in-transit and self-protection are not being issued. We occasionally hear of exceptions to this, but we advise the public to follow all proper channels when dealing with Central Firearms Registry, and not make use of shortcuts or “facilitators”.

The Zimbabwe Firearms Dealers’ Association held its 2020 Annual General Meeting in August. We would like to sincerely thank the outgoing Chairman, Karel Strydom of L G Harriston’s and Secretary, David Middleton of National Cartridges for their hard work over the years, and especially their untiring liaison with Central Firearms Registry on behalf of all firearm owners. We congratulate the new Chairman, David Hiten of Fintz Investments and Secretary Chris Pakenham of Stronghold Arms on their election to head the ZFDA, and we look forward to working with them in the future.

CFR requirements for the various classes of firearm certificate at the time of writing follow. Note, these may change at any time without any policy directive in writing from CFR. (These pertain to NEW FACs; consult us for up-to-date requirements for RENEWALS.)

HOME PROTECTION

  1. Completed FR1 form, signed and stamped by the member-in-charge of your local police station.
  2. If being acquired from a firearm dealer, a completed FR11 form.
  3. If being acquired from an individual, the seller’s firearm certificate and an agreement of sale in affidavit form, certified by a commissioner of oaths, together with a copy of the seller’s ID card.
  4. Two sets of vetted fingerprints.
  5. Copy of title deeds or lease agreement.
  6. Police letter of gun cabinet inspection.
  7. Support letter from Officer Commanding District (DISPOL).
  8. Support letter from Officer Commanding Province (PROPOL).
  9. Letter from applicant’s doctor stating that the applicant is emotionally stable enough to own a firearm. The letter must state how long the applicant has been known to the doctor.
  10. Certificate of firearm safety training from a registered gun club or ZRP PUC.
  11. 3 passport-size photos.

GUN CLUB SPORT

  1. Completed FR1 form, signed and stamped by the member-in-charge of your local police station.
  2. If being acquired from a firearm dealer, a completed FR11 form.
  3. If being acquired from an individual, the seller’s firearm certificate and an agreement of sale in affidavit form, certified by a commissioner of oaths, together with a copy of the seller’s ID card.
  4. Two sets of vetted fingerprints.
  5. Support letter from gun club or certified copy of valid gun club membership card.
  6. Police letter of gun cabinet inspection.
  7. Support letter from Officer Commanding District (DISPOL).
  8. Support letter from Officer Commanding Province (PROPOL).
  9. Letter from applicant’s doctor stating that the applicant is emotionally stable enough to own a firearm. The letter must state how long the applicant has been known to the doctor.
  10. Certificate of firearm safety training from a registered gun club or ZRP PUC.
  11. 3 passport-size photos.

HUNTING

  1. Completed FR1 form, signed and stamped by the member-in-charge of your local police station.
  2. If being acquired from a firearm dealer, a completed FR11 form.
  3. If being acquired from an individual, the seller’s firearm certificate and an agreement of sale in affidavit form, certified by a commissioner of oaths, together with a copy of the seller’s ID card.
  4. Two sets of vetted fingerprints.
  5. Support letter from the National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, and a certified copy of applicant’s professional hunter’s or professional guide’s licence if applicable.National Parks require a letter of support from a landowner who has an official quota.
  6. Police letter of gun cabinet inspection.
  7. Support letter from Officer Commanding District (DISPOL).
  8. Support letter from Officer Commanding Province (PROPOL).
  9. Letter from applicant’s doctor stating that the applicant is emotionally stable enough to own a firearm. The letter must state how long the applicant has been known to the doctor.
  10. Certificate of firearm safety training from a registered gun club or ZRP PUC.
  11. 3 passport-size photographs.

PROTECTION OF CROPS AND LIVESTOCK

  1. Completed FR1 form, signed and stamped by the member-in-charge of your local police station.
  2. If being acquired from a firearm dealer, a completed FR11 form.
  3. If being acquired from an individual, the seller’s firearm certificate and an agreement of sale in affidavit form, certified by a commissioner of oaths, together with a copy of the seller’s ID card.
  4. Two sets of vetted fingerprints.
  5. Support letter from either Agritex, the District Administrator, the Local Authority and the National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority.
  6. Police letter of gun cabinet inspection.
  7. Support letter from Officer Commanding District (DISPOL).
  8. Support letter from Officer Commanding Province (PROPOL).
  9. Letter from applicant’s doctor stating that the applicant is emotionally stable enough to own a firearm. The letter must state how long the applicant has been known to the doctor.
  10. Certificate of firearm safety training from a registered gun club or ZRP PUC.
  11. 3 Passport-size photos.

PROTECTION OF CASH IN TRANSIT

  1. Completed FR1 form, signed and stamped by the member-in-charge of your local police station.
  2. If being acquired from a firearm dealer, a completed FR11 form.
  3. If being acquired from an individual, the seller’s firearm certificate and an agreement of sale in affidavit form, certified by a commissioner of oaths, together with a copy of the seller’s ID card.
  4. Two sets of vetted fingerprints.
  5. Support letter from the bank manager.
  6. Three months’ bank statements.
  7. Police letter of gun cabinet inspection.
  8. Support letter from Officer Commanding District (DISPOL).
  9. Support letter from Officer Commanding Province (PROPOL).
  10. Letter from applicant’s doctor stating that the applicant is emotionally stable enough to own a firearm. The letter must state how long the applicant has been known to the doctor.
  11. Certificate of firearm safety training from a registered gun club or ZRP PUC.
  12. 3 Passport-size photos.

PROTECTION OF CASH AND BULLION IN TRANSPORT

  1. Completed FR1 form, signed and stamped by the member-in-charge of your local police station.
  2. If being acquired from a firearm dealer, a completed FR11 form.
  3. If being acquired from an individual, the seller’s firearm certificate and an agreement of sale in affidavit form, certified by a commissioner of oaths, together with a copy of the seller’s ID card.
  4. Two sets of vetted fingerprints.
  5. Support letter from the Ministry of Mines.
  6. Mine registration certificate.
  7. Copies of at least three Fidelity gold deposit slips.
  8. Police letter of gun cabinet inspection.
  9. Support letter from Officer Commanding District (DISPOL).
  10. Support letter from Officer Commanding Province (PROPOL).
  11. Letter from applicant’s doctor stating that the applicant is emotionally stable enough to own a firearm. The letter must state how long the applicant has been known to the doctor.
  12. Certificate of firearm safety training from a registered gun club or ZRP PUC.
  13. 3 passport-size photos.

PROTECTION OF CASH, BULLION AND VAUABLES IN TRANSIT (SECURITY COMPANIES)

  1. Completed FR1 form, signed and stamped by the member-in-charge of your local police station.
  2. If being acquired from a firearm dealer, a completed FR11 form.
  3. If being acquired from an individual, the seller’s firearm certificate and an agreement of sale in affidavit form, certified by a commissioner of oaths, together with a copy of the seller’s ID card.
  4. Two sets of vetted fingerprints.
  5. Valid Security Guard’s licence.
  6. Certificate of Incorporation.
  7. Valid CR 14.
  8. Letter of appointment on company letterhead.
  9. Police letter of gun cabinet inspection.
  10. Support letter from Officer Commanding District (DISPOL).
  11. Support letter from Officer Commanding Province (PROPOL).
  12. Letter from applicant’s doctor stating that the applicant is emotionally stable enough to own a firearm. The letter must state how long the applicant has been known to the doctor.
  13. Certificate of firearm safety training from a registered gun club or ZRP PUC.
  14. 3 passport-size photos.

SELF PROTECTION

  1. Completed FR1 form, signed and stamped by the member-in-charge of your local police station.
  2. If being acquired from a firearm dealer, a completed FR11 form.
  3. If being acquired from an individual, the seller’s firearm certificate and an agreement of sale in affidavit form, certified by a commissioner of oaths, together with a copy of the seller’s ID card.
  4. Two sets of vetted fingerprints.
  5. Letter of justification for the need for self-protection.
  6. Police letter of gun cabinet inspection.
  7. Support letter from Officer Commanding District (DISPOL).
  8. Support letter from Officer Commanding Province (PROPOL).
  9. Letter from applicant’s doctor stating that the applicant is emotionally stable enough to own a firearm. The letter must state how long the applicant has been known to the doctor.
  10. Certificate of firearm safety training from a registered gun club or ZRP PUC.
  11. 3 passport-size photos.

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