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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.



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




New Application


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




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

5 years

Firearm Dealer’s Licence

1 year

Firearm Import Permit

Valid for the period

Gunsmith’s Licence

1 year

Disposal Permit

30 days


You can download all applicable forms and instructions from the How To Apply section of our website.



To apply for a firearm licence, you need:

• Completed application form
• Justification letter
• 2 passport size photos (1 certified by a Justice of the Peace -JP)
• 2 recommendation letters from a Justice of the Peace, Lawyer, Medical Doctor, Principal, Gazetted Rank Police Officer (not below the rank of Deputy Superintendent) or a Member of the J.D.F. (Major and above) Applicant must be known to the person for at least five (5) years.
• Proof of age (Passport or Birth Certificate. Original & Photocopy)
• Original & Photocopy of both licence fee receipt & finger print receipt
• Proof of income (Job Letter or Last Three (3) Payslips. Self-employed individuals may submit bank statements and Individual TCC)


Licence Fee is paid at the Firearm Licensing Authority. Debit Card, Credit Card and cash transactions are accepted by the cashier at any of our offices island wide.

All application forms 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.

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

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Head Office
Firearm Licensing Authority Headquarters
91A Old Hope Road, Kingston 6, Jamaica
(876) 927-5159-60 / 927-6057-59