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Frequently Asked Questions - GENERAL INFORMATION

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FAQs - GENERAL INFORMATION

The Firearm Licensing Authority is the statutory body in the Ministry of National Security that regulates the legal and lawful use of firearms in Jamaica in keeping with the Firearms Act. The Authority was established in 2005 by an act of Parliament to streamline and standardize the granting, renewal, and revocation of firearm licences and all the attendant processes relating to the use of firearms in Jamaica.

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Monday – Thursday: 8:30am - 4:00pm

Fridays: 8:30am - 3:00pm

FLA Headquarters – 91A Old Hope Road. Kingston 6


Montego Bay Regional Office – Shop #9, Bogue City Centre. Bogue, Montego Bay, St. James


Mandeville Regional Office – Shop G15, James Warehouse Plaza. Mandeville, Manchester

 

PROCESS

TIME PERIOD

New Application

12months

Additional Ammunition Request

5 working days

Disposal Permit Request

5 working days

Replacement of Defective Firearm

10 working days

Exchange of Non-Defective Firearm

10 working days

Firearm Import Permit

5 working days

Ammunition Import Permit

5 working days

LICENCE

PERIOD

Firearm User’s Licence Card

5 years

Firearm User’s Licence Fee Certificate

1 year

Firearm User’s Business Licence

5 years

Firearm User’s Employee Certificate

1 year

Firearm User’s (Special) Permit

5 years

Provisional Permit (Bird Hunting Season)

Valid for the period of the event

Minor Permit (Bird Hunting Season)

Valid for the period of the event

Safe Use & Handling Assessment

3 years

Firearm Dealer’s Licence

1 year

Firearm Import Permit

Valid for the period

Gunsmith’s Licence

1 year

Disposal Permit

30 days

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CONTACT US

Firearm Licensing Authority Headquarters
91A Old Hope Road, Kingston 6, Jamaica, W.I.
(876) 927-5158-60 / 927-6057 - 59
 
Montego Bay Regional Office
Shop #9, Bogue City Centre
Bogue, Montego Bay, St. James
(876) 978-0245
 
Mandeville Regional Office
Shop G15, James Warehouse Plaza,
Mandeville, Manchester
(876) 962-3063 Fax: (876) 962-3062