Name of the Organization : Royal Canadian Mounted Police (rcmp-grc.gc.ca)
Type of Facility : Firearm License Renewal
Country : Canada
Website : http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/fs-fd/renew-renouv-eng.htm
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RCMP Renew Firearm License
** Individuals who possess firearms or handle them in the course of their work are required, under the Firearms Act, to have a firearms licence. A firearms licence is also necessary to acquire firearms or ammunition.
Related / Similar Service :
RCMP Firearm License Application Canada
** Firearms licences are generally valid for five years, and must be renewed before they expire. It’s the licence holder’s responsibility..
Canadian Firearms Program
The RCMP Canadian Firearms Program (CFP) is making every effort to facilitate the renewal of licences :
** The CFP will send a renewal notice and a partially completed renewal application form approximately 90 days before the expiry date of a licence. For this reason, the CFP needs to be notified of address changes.
** Completed renewal applications should be returned to the CFP as soon as possible to ensure the new licence is issued before the current licence expires. Complete and accurate licence applications are normally processed within 45 days.
** It is important to notify the CFP of address changes so renewal notices and other important information are sent to the correct address. This can be done online or by calling the CFP.
** If a licence is about to expire but a renewal application form has not been received, an application form (RCMP 5614) can be downloaded from the CFP website here, or obtained by calling the CFP.
Renewal Advantages & Exception
Advantages to renewing a licence before it expires include :
** The CFP uses a streamlined process for renewals, whereas a longer process is used for individuals who do not have a licence or whose licence has expired.
** Those who renew avoid the risk of having their registration certificates revoked and permanently losing their grandfathered privileges for any prohibited firearms they possess.
** The risk of penalties for unlawful possession of firearms can be avoided.
** A Possession Only Licence (POL) is available only as a renewal of an existing licence. If a POL is not renewed on time, the licensee must obtain a Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL), including meeting safety training, if they want to continue owning or using firearms.
Until May 16, 2015, those who (a) still possess restricted or non-restricted firearms and (b) have not been prohibited from possession, are eligible to apply for a new POL to replace an expired POL. Eligible applicants can obtain an application form by contacting the CFP.
The fee payable by an individual for the issuance or renewal of a PAL is $60 for non-restricted firearms only, and $80 for any combination of non-restricted, restricted, or prohibited firearms.
For more information, contact the CFP.
This fact sheet is intended to provide general information only. For legal references, please refer to the Criminal Code and the Firearms Act and their corresponding regulations. Provincial, territorial and municipal laws, regulations and policies may also apply.