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Who is eligible ?

Any person not below the age of (21) years is entitled to apply for grant of Arms Licence.
The Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad City is the Licensing Authority for the area falling in Hyderabad City Police jurisdiction. The Licensing Authority is empowered to grant Arms Licence for validity within A.P.
Govt. of A.P. is competent to grant Licenses on “All India” area validity
For Non Prohibited bore weapons Licensing Authority of the respective Dist/Cities in the State are competent to grant Arms Licenses.
For Prohibited bore weapons Govt. of India alone is competent to grant Arms Licence.
How to apply for grant of

Arms Licenses by an individual

Application in Form-A Scheduled-III duly filled in without any blank, should be addressed to Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad and submitted to the concerned Zonal Dy. Commissioners of Police of their residential areas for its process. Application should accompany with the following documents.
 

Residential proof (viz. Electricity Bill, Water Bill, Telephone Bill, Driving Licence, Passport, Election Voter Id-card, Ration Card, Property/House Tax, PAN Card).
3 passport size photos
I.T. return for the last three years
Licence fee of Rs.100/- to be paid at any e-seva centre

Arms Licenses for the purpose of Target Shooting

Application in Form-A Scheduled-III duly filled in without any column blank, should be addressed to Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad and submitted to the concerned Zonal Dy. Commissioners of Police for its process. Application should be accompanied with
 

The applicant should be a member of Rifle Association of A.P. Sultan Bazar, Hyderabad.
Three years participation in sports event of target shooting – document evidence should be enclosed.
Residential proof (viz. Electricity Bill, Water Bill, Telephone Bill, Driving Licence, Passport, Election Voter Id-card, Ration Card, Property/House Tax, PAN Card).
 3 passport size photos
I.T. return for the last three years
 Licence fee of Rs.100/- to be paid at any e-seva centre

Renewal of Arms Licenses
Application for renewal of Arms Licence in the specified format should be submitted one month before the date of expiry of Arms Licence

The application should be submitted duly filled in without any blank to the concerned Zonal Dy. Commissioners of Police along with residential proof (viz. Electricity Bill, Water Bill, Telephone Bill, Driving Licence, Passport, Election Voter Id-card, Ration Card, Property/House Tax, PAN Card).

The renewal fee to be paid for various types of weapons as per schedule-IV.

Sale and replacement of weapon

An individual can apply for sale or replacement of weapon covered by the Arms Licence. Application addressed to the Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad should be submitted to the respective Zonal Dy. Commissioners of Police for consideration duly mentioning the reasons, grounds for making such an application. No fee is prescribed.

 

Inclusion of weapon

An individual can possess not more than three (3) weapons covered by an Arms Licence. Grant of Arms Licence for more than one weapon will be considered under special circumstances and depending on the dire need on genuine grounds.

Transfer of weapon from one Licencee to another
A weapon can be transferred from one Licensee to another on the following occasions:
 
By sale of weapon (to produce agreement of sale)
By gift (to produce gift deed)
To the legal heir In the case of death of licensee (to produce legal heir certificate in the name of the transferee along with NOC from other family members)

An individual can apply for transfer of weapon covered by the Arms Licence. Application addressed to the Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad should be submitted to the respective Zonal Dy. Commissioners of Police for consideration duly mentioning the reasons, grounds for making such an application. No fee is prescribed.

Inclusion of Retainer

An individual or a Firm/Company/Bank etc. can apply for inclusion of retainer in the Arms license for the convenience of the License holder. Application addressed to the Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad should be submitted to the respective Zonal Dy. Commissioners of Police for consideration duly mentioning the reasons, grounds for making such an application. No fee is prescribed.

Sale of Weapon & cancellation of Licence on request

An individual can apply for sale of weapon and cancellation of licence, at the request of the Licensee on account of old age, no necessity etc. Application addressed to the Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad should be submitted to the respective Zonal Dy. Commissioners of Police for consideration duly mentioning the reasons, grounds for making such an application. No fees is prescribed.

Extension of time for purchase and production of weapon

After the grant of Arms licence, the Licensee shall purchase and produce the weapon with in the stipulated time given to him, i.e. 3 months generally or as decided by the licensing authority.

If he fails to purchase the same within the given time, he has to make an application to the Zonal Dy. Commissioners of Police concerned for extension of time.

Journey licence to carry weapons
Licensees intending to carry weapons from one place to another within or outside State beyond the validity of area permitted in the Arms licence by the respective Licensing Authority should apply for grant of journey licence from the respective Licensing authority of the jurisdiction in which he purchase the weapons to carry the same.