How to Apply for Firearms Licence (Individual) in Hong Kong

Apply for Firearms Licence (Individual) in Hong Kong

  • To apply for an Firearms Licence (Individual), you must file applications with Arms Licensing Department.
  • Links are available under the “Documents to Use’ section which you can get the Application Form.
  • Complete the form and submit it along with two recent, full-face photos (4cm 5cm).
  • It is also necessary to provide 3R photos along with two copy of the catalog, the purchase order, or agreement when it is there is one available (each gun).
  • Make payment for the fee of application.

Required Documents For Firearms Licence

  • Application is complete
  • Two recent full face photographs (4cm , 5cm)
  • 3R photos as well as two duplicates of the catalog, the purchase order or the agreement, when you have it (each firearm)

Office Locations and Contacts

Arms Licensing

Tel. No. 2860 6536Faxline: 2200 4323

12/F Arsenal House,
Police Headquarters,
1. Arsenal Street,
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
(MTR Admiralty Station Exit D/ Wan Chai Station Exit C)

Hong Kong Police
Contact details


Exemption pursuant to the section 4(3) of the Ordinance (per permit) : (HK$) 622 :

  • Possession Licence (issue or renewed) issued to a security guard: 275.
  • In other cases in any other circumstance: 2,370

To issue the licence to possess or a dealer’s license granted for a restricted use pursuant to subsection 30(1) of the Ordinance (per licence) Dealer’s Licence (issue or renewal) The number of 105 is:

  • Limits to a specified classification and description of the arms, ammunition or both: 5,650
  • Only available to cartridge cases that have been used or used shots, used missiles, bullets or pieces of any of these items 5,460
  • If not, the following 12850

Ammunition and Firearms Ammunition (Storage Costs) Order (Cap 238 Sub. leg. B):

  • Fee for storage of arms (for each item for each month or portion of the month) 160
  • Fee for storage of imitation firearms (for each item for the month or part of the month) 170
  • Fee for storage of ammunition (for 100 rounds, or portion thereof, for each month or a portion of it) (160)
  • Fee for storage of arms and ammunition that are awaiting transshipment, if the ammunition and arms are stored in a container or similar container(for each 50kg gross weight, or a part of it per month or a portion of the month) 120

A4 Photocopying Fee (per photocopy) : 1.2

Note: Payments made with a cross-check must be made out in the name of “The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region”.

Documents to Utilize

Application for Licence to Possess and the addition of arms (For an Individual):

On-line Form

The Information You Need

  • Name in full
  • Identification Document Type and Number.No. of HKID Card.
  • Chinese Commercial Code
  • Nationality
  • Date of Birth
  • The place of birth
  • Occupation
  • Residence Address
  • Office Address
  • Information on the firearm(s)
  • The reasons for having weapons and ammunition

External Links

Hong Kong Police Force



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