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Licence to Carry a Firearm

Application to Carry a Firearm

You must be in possession of a valid Firearm User’s Licence issued by the Commissioner of Police to carry and use a firearm in Trinidad and Tobago.

 

Who can apply for a Licence?

 

How do I apply for a Licence?

 

What happens after an application is made?

 

Are there any associated fees?

 

Where can I find more information?

Who can apply for a Licence?
Any company, business group or individual can apply for a Firearm User’s Licence. You must be at least 25 years of age to apply.

How do I apply for a Licence?
The Firearm User’s Licence application process has two steps. First, you must obtain a Provisional Licence that authorises you to discharge a firearm at a specific shooting range for the purpose of training in the use of the firearm. You can obtain a copy of the Provisional Licence application form from the Firearms Section of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) at the address at the bottom of this page. The form should be completed in accordance with the included instructions and returned, together with the following documents, to the TTPS Firearms Section.

 

Two passport-sized photographs of the applicant.

 

A Certificate of Character issued by the Commissioner of Police not less than three months prior to the date of application. Please follow the link at the end of this section for information on how to obtain a Certificate of Character.

 

A specimen of the signature of the person to whom the Licence is to be issued.
The Provisional Licence expires two months from the date of issue. You may apply for a Firearm User’s Licence once your Provisional Licence has expired. You can obtain a copy of the Firearm User’s Licence application form from the Firearms Section of TTPS. The form should be completed in accordance with the included instructions and returned, together with the following documents, to the TTPS Firearms Section.

 

Two passport-sized photographs of the applicant.

 

A Certificate of Character issued by the Commissioner of Police not less than three months prior to the date of application.

 

A specimen of the signature of the person to whom the Licence is to be issued.

 

A Certificate of Competence issued by a licensed firearms instructor.

What happens after an application is made?
All applications are processed by the TTPS with input, where necessary, from the Immigration Authority, Customs and Excise and the Industrial Inspection Supervisor. Applicants are notified within 15 business days of TTPS’s decision. If an application for a Licence is rejected, the applicant can appeal the TTPS’s decision through the Firearms Appeal Board. More information about the appeal process can be found by following the link below.

Appealing to the Firearms Appeal Board

Are there any associated fees?
There is no fee for a Provisional Licence or a Firearm User’s Licence.

Where can I find more information?
For more information, please contact the Firearms Section of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service. You can also view the amendment Firearms (Amendment) Act 2004 .

The Firearms Section
Trinidad and Tobago Police Service
Police Administration Building
Corner of Edward and Sackville Streets
Port of Spain
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel. (868) 627-4140
Fax. (868) 623-2620
E-Mail:firearms@ttps.gov.tt
Opening hours: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, except public holidays




 

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