Information Sheet: Application for Renewal of a Firearms Licence for
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Before you Start…
You must complete all sections of the form. An incomplete
form will cause delays in processing your application.
The application must be signed within six (6) months of mailing.
A firearms licence is valid for five (5) years.
You do not need to renew your licence if you have lawfully
disposed of all firearms in your possession, are not required to
handle firearms for employment purposes and do not intend to
obtain, transport, store or borrow firearms or obtain ammunition.
If you need additional space, list all information requested on a
separate sheet of paper, add your name and licence number to the
top of each sheet and attach the sheet to your application.
If you need help completing this application form or require
another form, call 1 800 731-4000. Additional information and some
application forms are also available on our Web site.
The fee to renew a firearms licence will be increasing annually.
Refer to Section G - Fees, for the applicable fee associated with
your firearms licence application.
Please note that individuals who currently possess firearms or
intend to purchase firearms and/or ammunition must have a valid
firearms licence. You must apply to renew your licence.
Use this form to renew your firearms licence.
Do not use this form to apply for a first-time licence. You will need
to submit a new application. You can request the form "Application
for a Possession and Acquisition Licence under the Firearms Act (for
Individuals Aged 18 and Over)" (RCMP GRC 5592) by calling
1 800 731-4000 or by downloading it from our Web site
Need a faster or more convenient way of sending your licence
renewal application? You can now submit your licence renewal online
by accessing the link "Web Services for Individuals" on the main
page of our Web site.
A - Licence Information
Boxes 1 to 3
Confirm your licence information, see the class of firearm information
indicated on the back of your current licence card. If you want to
change the class of firearm you may possess and/or acquire, you
must apply for a new licence using the form "Application for a
Possession and Acquisition Licence Under the Firearms Act (for
Individuals Aged 18 and Over)" (RCMP GRC 5592).
B - Personal Information
Boxes 4 a), b) and c)
Please do not use initials or nicknames. Your last, first and middle
name must be written in full. Junior (Jr.) or Senior (Sr.) can only be
used if they form part of your legal name. If Junior (Jr.) or Senior (Sr.)
form part of your legal name, please provide a photocopy of an official
piece of documentation issued by a municipal, provincial or federal
government that bears your full name.
If you have legally changed your name, please provide a photocopy of
the supporting documentation. For example if you have changed your
name by marriage, please attach a photocopy of your marriage
certificate to your application form.
Box 4 e) Street and land location
If you live in a rural area and do not have an address with a street
number and name, provide your rural address (for example: lot and
concession number). If you live on a reserve, provide the reserve
number, or if you live in an Inuit community, provide your house
number, box number or lot number. If your legal land location is
unavailable, please provide a general description of your home
location, e.g. 2km east of route 6.
The following information explains certain parts of the form and
will help you answer some of the questions. You should read the
instructions as you fill in your form. If you are still unsure about a
question, call 1 800 731-4000 for assistance.
Mail your completed application form and all attachments to:
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
P.O. Box 1200
Miramichi NB E1N 5Z3
All questions in Section C - Personal History must be answered by
C - Personal History
If you are a non-resident of Canada you must obtain a letter of good
conduct issued by your local or state police.
Non-Residents of Canada
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