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==Procedure==
 
==Procedure==
'''Apply in-person for fresh license:'''<br>
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Contact your District Superintendent of Police, where you will be interviewed by DM or SP whether to give a license which will then be passed on to the district collector who is provide you license to buy a fire arm.
#In order to apply for arm gun license in Kerala, applicant has to go the respective collector office.
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#Download and fill up Form '''A''', Arms License Registration.
#Link for contact: [https://kerala.gov.in/districts-collectors-adms-ploce-officers link]
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#Applicants may approach the Deputy Commissioner's office to apply for a license.
#Application form can be obtained from the office while you visit.
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#The Applicant must submit the form along with all the required documents.
#Make sure that applicant is eligible for applying.
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#Once all documents submitted are verified and approved by the licensing authority, they will grant the applicant the license.
#Please make sure that the documents are in hand before applying.
 
#Complete the application form and submit along with required documents to the authority.
 
#After the application is received, proper entry of records in registry will be made and then request will be forwarded to process.
 
#The district authority shall call for an report from the concerned Superintendent of Police, thasildhar and the divisional forest officer.
 
#Application will be forwarded to local police station for verification. 
 
#Competent authorities make through assessments regarding
 
##threat  based requirements  of  the  arms  by the applicant
 
##capabilities of use
 
##safe handling of the arms by the  applicant, 
 
##physical  fitness  of  the  applicant  for  capabilities  of handling  the  arms,
 
##Background,
 
##antecedent, etc..
 
#The report will be sent back to the respective department.
 
#If the report is satisfactory and the applicant is considered then the license will be granted.
 
#Applicant should fill in NDAL (National  Database on Arms License)Data Input Form : [https://cdn.s3waas.gov.in/s3fe9fc289c3ff0af142b6d3bead98a923/uploads/2018/03/2018032332.pdf link]
 
#Submit it to the Arms Act Department for uploading in the National Database and  generate Unique ID.
 
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'''Apply for Renewal'''<br>
 
#Please approach respective collector office.
 
#Link for contact: [https://kerala.gov.in/districts-collectors-adms-ploce-officers link]
 
#Complete and submit the application for renewal as obtained / advised by respective authorities, one month before the date of expiry of arms license.
 
#Make sure that the documents are in hand before applying.
 
#The licensee should produce his/her license and weapon for inspection at the time of renewal and pay the renewal fees.
 
#If the  Licensee  is  a  senior  citizen,  the  competent  authority may verify physical fitness and mental alertness.
 
#If  required, address and current  antecedent may be verified through local police station. Renewal will be done immediately and the necessary thing about renewal will be made in the license.
 
  
  
  
  
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==Required Documents==
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'''For NEW Applications'''
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'''For General Public'''
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*Two recent Passport size photographs.
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*Recommendation Letter From the Authority
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*Proof of identity/nationality, which may include:
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**Elector's Photo Identity card (EPIC)
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**Family identity card (Food Card)
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**Passport
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**Aadhaar Card
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**Local Certificate.
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**Any other document duly certified/attested by a responsible Gazetted Officer.
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'''For Defense / Police Personnel'''
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*Two recent passport size photographs
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*Proof of identity/nationality, certified/attested by a responsible officer of the Administration which may include the above described general public case.
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*NOC / Certificate by the Controlling Officer giving the service particulars of the applicant and specific recommendation.
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*Aadhaar Card
  
==Required Documents==
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*Application  form 
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'''For RENEWAL'''
*Address proof
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*Arms license in original form.
*Physical fitness certificate
 
*Weapon training certificate
 
*Photos
 
*Property certificate
 
*Business certificate
 
*Valid Arms license in original form.
 
*Recent passport size photo
 
 
*Weapon Deposit certificate in case of expiry of renewal date.
 
*Weapon Deposit certificate in case of expiry of renewal date.
*Two Self attested Proof of present residential address.
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*Proof of present residential address.
*Ration card
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*Aadhaar Card
*Aadhaar card
 
*Income tax returns
 
*Pan card
 
'''For Renewal'''<br>
 
*Proof of address
 
*Original License
 
*Senior citizen should produce fitness and mental alertness certificate
 
  
  
==Office Locations & Contacts==
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'''For TRANSFERS'''
'''Collector,'''<br>
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*When the original licencee is alive:
2nd Floor Civil Station Building, Civil Station Road,<br>
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**The licencee may transfer the arms licence to legal heirs by making an application in plain paper.
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala - 695043.<br>
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**The person to whom licence is to be transferred shall apply using Form "A".
Tel: 0471-2731177 | 0471- 2731166(F)<br>
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**Aadhaar Card
9447700222(M)<br>
 
E- mail: [email protected]<br>
 
  
Link for contacts: [https://kerala.gov.in/districts-collectors-adms-ploce-officers link]<br>
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*When the original licencee has expired:
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**Application shall be made in Form "A".
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**No Objection Certificate from the legal heirs, in the form of an affidavit sworn before a magistrate.
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**Two Passport size photographs.
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**Aadhaar Card
  
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==Office Locations & Contacts==
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Please list down the office locations that can be approached for applying. External links can also be used specifying office locations.
  
  
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==Eligibility==
 
==Eligibility==
*The license authority shall refuse to grant a license:
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The license authority shall refuse to grant a license:
**Where such license is required in respect of any prohibited arms or prohibited ammunition.
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*Where such license is required in respect of any prohibited arms or prohibited ammunition;
**Where such is required by a person whom the licensing authority has reason to believe:
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*Where such is required by a person whom the licensing authority has reason to believe:
***To be prohibited by the Indian Arms Rules or by any other law for the time being in force from acquiring, having in his possession or carrying any arms or ammunition.
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**To be prohibited by the Indian Arms Rules or by any other law for the time being in force from acquiring, having in his possession or carrying any arms or ammunition.
***To be of unsound mind.
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**To be of unsound mind.
***To be for any reason unfit for a license.
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**To be for any reason unfit for a license.
 
 
'''Renewal'''<br>
 
*Applicant should have valid Firearm License to renew.
 
 
 
  
  
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==Fees==
 
==Fees==
*Fee information can be obtained directly from the department office while applying.
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Explain the fees structure which is required for obtaining the certificate/document.
*Fees may vary in variation of the arms.  
 
*Stamp charges
 
  
  
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==Validity==
 
==Validity==
*A license is valid for 3 years from the date on which it is granted (unless revoked earlier) and need to be renewed before one month of expiry.
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*A license shall unless revoked earlier, continue in force for a period of three years from the date on which it is granted.
*License may be granted for a shorter period also, if the person by whom the license is required desires or if the licensing authority decides.
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*However, such a license may be granted for a shorter period if the person by whom the license is required so desires or if the licensing authority for reasons to be recorded in writing considers in any case that the license should be granted for a shorter period.
*License is renewable from time to time -  Even the authority can ask for renewal in-between the renewal period for recording purpose.
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*Every license shall, unless the licensing authority for reasons to be recorded in writing otherwise decides in any case, the renewable for the same period for which the license was originally granted and shall be so renewable from time to time.
  
  
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==Documents to Use==
 
==Documents to Use==
  Please attach documents which can be used by people who would like to follow this procedure.  
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  Please attach documents that can be used by people. e.g. links
  
  
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==Processing Time==
 
==Processing Time==
*Fresh license can be issued at a maximum of one month.
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Undue delay in getting reports from police,revenue and forest. Any objections should be intimated to authority within 15 days but no response even after 12 months. If you want to get it speedily, approach all with minimum Rs.1000 each for speed up the process.
 
 
*Renewal can be obtained in 5 days.
 
 
 
  
  

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