Upon confirmation of your booking, we will supply you with a Letter of Invitation, Motivation Letter and Temporary Import of Firearm Form SAP 520. Refer to details bellow.
You are required to register your firearm with your Country of origin’s Customs at the Airport. USA citizens obtain an officially stamped Customs Declaration Form 4457.
You will clear Customs at your airport of entry into South Africa where you will be issued with a Temporary Firearms Import Permit. No permit is currently required for a bow.
Temporary Firearms Import Permit:
You will be required to fill out the SAP 520 Temporary Import Application that can be downloaded from www.saps.gov.za, (scroll down to “Applications” and then to “SAPS 520″
The SAPS 520 form can also be filled out on arrival at the Airport in South Africa. We suggest doing it beforehand to ensure you have all the required documentation and to save processing time at the Police office in South Africa.
(Please complete sections E1 to E25.4, G, I and J in black ink but don’t sign the 8 page form as sections I and J must be signed in front of a Police officer)
Documentation required for the SAPS 520 Form:
Please ensure that the following documentation is available at the South African Airport in support of the SAPS 520 form
- Proof of Ownership
- Proof of Export
- Return Airline ticket
- Invitation letter from the Hunting Outfitter
Proof of Ownership:
Firearm licenses, documentary proof that you own the firearm.
For USA citizens an officially stamped Customs Declaration Form 4457
Proof of Export:
Note: Clients must obtain documentation for the legal export of firearms in English from Police or Custom officials or from an official government department in their country stating the following: “It is hereby certified that the owner of the firearm(s) M (state particulars) with calibre (state calibre), serial number (state the serial number) and type (state type of weapon) is hereby authorised to temporarily export the above firearm(s) from country (state country)”
This must be written in English
Firearms and ammunition will usually be physically inspected to ensure the serial number(s) match those of the licenses (proof of ownership) and the application form.
Letter Invitation from Hunting Outfitter:
This letter to be written on Official Letterhead and contain the following detail of the Hunting Outfitter / Company:
Name, Surname, License No, and the Province in which they are registered
The type of hunt, the duration and where the hunt will take place (name of farm and district)
Calibres that will be used during the hunt.
State that the mentioned weapons will only be used for hunting purposes on the mentioned properties
Letter to be signed by Hunting Outfitter / Company and must be dated.
It remains the hunter’s responsibility to ensure that all detail on Letter of Invitation corresponds with official documentation