Gun Licensing

The new Implementing Rules and Regulations of the RA 10591: “Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act”.

Gun Requirements for a Private Individual

License to Own and Possess

The written application to own and possess firearm/s shall be filed at the FEO, in three (3) legible copies duly
notarized, and must be accompanied by the original copy of the following requirements:

  • Court Clearance: RTC & MTC and/or the Sandiganbayan
  • Neuro-psychiatric clearance
  • Drug Test
  • Gun Safety Seminar
  • National Police Clearance; (DI Clearance)
  • NSO Birth Certificate (For New Applicants);
  • Proof of Latest Billing;
  • At least two valid IDs (one Government issued ID);
  • Income Tax Return (ITR), Certificate of Employment, Business permit or any appropriate document as proof of income;
  • Government Employee (Copy of Appointment Order, Oath of Office);
  • For Military Reservists (J9 Clearance);
  • For OFW: (Certificate of Employment)
  • Retired Government Employee (Retirement Order or appropriate document).

Types of Licenses

  • Type 1 – Maximum of two (2) registered firearms
  • Type 2 – Maximum of five (5) registered firearms
  • Type 3 – Maximum ten (10) registered firearms
  • Type 4 – Maximum of fifteen (15) registered firearms
  • Type 5 — Certified gun collector, to own and possess more than fifteen (15) registered firearms

Registration of firearms (Newly Purchase)

  • License to Own/Possess Firearms (Type 1- 5);
  • Certificate of Ballistics Testing;
  • Firearm Bond;
  • Registration fees

Registration of firearms (Transfer)

  • License to Own/Possess Firearms (Type 1- 5);
  • Firearm Bond
  • Deed of Sale/Donation (if subject for donation)
  • Certificate of Records of Ballistics Testing and Stencil;
  • Registration Fees

Renewal for a Private Individual

License to Own and Possess

Renewal of the License to Own and Possess Firearms, the following requirements shall be submitted:

  • Written application duly accomplished (3 legible copies)
  • Copy of the Original License to Own and Possess Firearms
  • Proof of latest Billing
  • National Police Clearance
  • Neuro-Psychiatric Clearance
  • Drug Test Clearance
  • Two valid IDs (one government issued ID)

Registration of firearms

Renewal of the Registration of Firearm/s, the licensed citizen shall submit the following requirements:

  • Copy of the License to Own and Possess Firearms;
  • Firearm Registration Card
  • Firearms Bond
  • Proof of latest billing
  • Certificate of Records of Ballistics Testing and Stencil for firearms purchased prior to year 2010.

* The application for the renewal of the license or firearm registration shall be submitted to the FEO within six (6) months before the expiration of such license or registration.

Gun Requirements for a Juridical

Ownership of Firearms and Ammunition

The application shall be filed at the FEO in three (3) legible copies duly notarized and must be accompanied with the following requirements:

Private Firm / Business / Corporation / Sole Proprietorship / Partnership / Cooperative

  • SEC/DTI/CDA Registration;
  • Income Tax Return (ITR)
  • Firearms Record Verification (FRV) issued by FEO;
  • License to Operate issued by SOSIA;
  • Insurance/Surety Bond/Cash Bond
  • Company Profile
  • Authorized Representative with LTOP and Board Resolution.

Private Security Agency

  • SEC/DTI/CDA Registration;
  • Company Profile/Income Statement (Certified by a CPA);
  • License to Operate issued by SOSIA;
  • Firearms Record Verification (FRV) ; and
  • Insurance/Surety Bond/Cash Bond.

Registration of firearm/s

  • Deed of Absolute Sale/Donation (if subject for donation)
  • Firearm Bond
  • Authority to Purchase/Transfer issued by SOSIA;
  • For LGUs, inventory report of the firearms signed by the Head of Office and SAO/Property Custodian
  • LTO for PSAs, GGUs, CGFs
  • Certification from SEC or DTI or CDA,

Renewal for Juridical

  • Copy of the License to Own and Possess Firearms;
  • Copy of the License to Operate issued by SOSIA;
  • Lists of Firearms with Recapitulation;
  • Latest Monthly Disposition Report (MDR) ;
  • Copy of the Firearm Registration;
  • Firearm Bond;
  • Certificate of Records of Ballistics Testing and Stencil for firearms purchased prior to year 2010;
  • Certificate of Verification of Firearms; and
  • Firearm Records Verification.