Obtaining of Gun/ Air Gun / Explosive Permits for the First Time
Step 1 : Applicant must obtain application form (DOP AG1) from the Divisional Secretarial Office Step 2 : Filled application form should be handed over to the Ministry via the Divisional Secretarial Office. The reasons for the request of Permit should be highlighted and justified. Step 3 : On satisfactory basis the Ministry of Public Law and Order will issue the permit License for the Applicant.
Note : The approval is given by the Secretary of the Ministry of Public Law and Order.
Reference : Police Public Relation Division, Kirulapone Police Station
Citizen of Sri Lanka having a valid reason and justifying the need of a Gun Permit
Note : People who are not eligible for possessing a Gun
Visit Respective Divisional Secretarial Office
The applicant should visit the respective Divisional Secretarial Office to make a request for a Gun/ Explosive Permit.
Obtain Application Form
To obtain a gun license, an application should be made in writing in terms of section 23 of the firearms ordinance to the licensing authority on the prescribed form. It should include the following details as mentioned below:
•Name and Address of the Applicant
•The Number and the description of the gun for which the license is desired. Viz. type, makers name and the number on the barrel.
•If required should produce such gun before the licensing authority for inspection
•The licensing authority should be satisfied that the applicant has the necessary skills to use such
Submit Application Form
The applicant has to Submit Application Form along with support details to the respective Divisional Secretarial Office
Application (DOP AG1) for the Possession of Fire Arms
No person shall have in his custody, or possess or use any gun unless he has a license for the same, as per Section 22 of the firearms ordinance.
To obtain a gun license, an application should be made in writing in terms of section 23 of the firearms ordinance to the licensing authority on the prescribed form. It should include the following: -
1.Name and address of the Applicant.
2.The Number and the description of the gun for which the license is desired. Viz. type, makers name, and the number on the barrel.
3.If required should produce such gun before the licensing authority for inspection.
4.The licensing authority should be satisfied that the applicant has the necessary skills to use such gun
Cannot be specified
Ministry:8.00am – 4.30pm Monday / Friday
Police Station:24 / 7 / 365 days
Cost related to service
Not defined by the department
Fines and Surcharges
The person possessing the gun license will be liable for the weaponry if misused and action will be taken by the Police Officer.
Support Documents Required
The applicant has to bring documents justifying his reasons for requesting a Gun Permit.
Secretary of the Ministry of Public Law and Order.
Assistant Superintendent of Police ( Divisional )
Not applicable for this service
Sample Form with Dummy Data
Not provided by the Department of Police due to confidential Information
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