Firearm User’s (Special) Permit allows an individual to carry a firearm, to which another individual possesses a firearm user’s licence. This individual has to carry this firearm under the conditions specified in the Firearms Act.

Application Instructions

The Firearm User’s Licence Application form may be downloaded from the link below or collected at any of our offices across the island.

A single application form should be completed in the Applicant’s own handwriting and delivered to any FLA Office with following supporting documents:

  1. Two (2) Passport photographs certified by a Justice of the Peace. NB: stamp should include the JP’s registration number. Photographs are to be taken on white background.
  2. Two (2) recommendations from any of the following categories of persons:
  • Minister of Religion (must be a Marriage Officer)
  • Justice of the Peace
  • School Principal
  • Gazetted Rank Police Officer (not below the rank of Deputy Superintendent)
  • Attorney-at-law
  • Medical Doctor
  • Resident Magistrate
  • Member of the J.D.F (Major and above)
  • Member of Parliament


N.B. All recommendations are to be addressed to the Firearm Licensing Authority. Applicant must be known to the referee fot at least five (5) years.

  1. Proof of Age (Passport or Birth Certificate. Original and Photocopy).
  2. Proof of Income (Original and Photocopy)
  3. If Employed, take pay slip or letter of employment. Forthnightly paid persons should submit teh last six (6) payslips. Monthly paid persons should submit the last three (3) payslips.
  4. If Self-Employed/Business owners, take a valid Business Tax Compliance Certificate (TCC) and a valid Individual Tax Compliance Certificate (TCC) is required where the applicant is a business i.e. a Company, Sole Trader or Partnership.
  5. Original and Photocopy of both the Licence Fee Receipt and Fingerprint Receipt MUST accompany the application package.
  6. Members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force and Jamaica Defence Force are to submit a letter from their commanding officer (to be enclosed in a sealed envelope).


Method of Submission

All application Form(s) and supporting documents are to be submitted directly to the Firearm Licensing Authority at any of our locations across the island. Applications may be submitted in person or by registered mail.

Fingerprint Requirements

All applicants are required to be fingerprinted on the day of interview. The date of the interview will be scheduled for up to the 10th working day (excluding weekends and public holidays) after receipt of the application by the FLA. Fingerprint Receipt is to be obtained at any office of the Inland Revenue Department (Tax Office).

Licence Fee Requirements

Licence Fee Receipt(s) is to be obtained at the Firearm Licensing Authority. Debit Card, Credit Card and cash transactions are accepted at the Firearm Licensing Authority.


Recommendations and Authorization Letters issued more than 6 months prior to the submission of the application will NOT be accepted.


Applicable Forms