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ARMS & EXPLOSIVES LICENCE

Under the Arms and Explosives (A&E) Act, you have to apply for a licence if you:

  1. Have in your possession or under your control any gun, arms, explosives, explosive precursors, poisonous or noxious gas or noxious substance;

  2. Import any gun, arms, explosives, explosive precursors, poisonous or noxious gas or noxious substance;

  3. Export any gun, arms, explosives, explosive precursors, naval or military stores, poisonous or noxious gas or noxious substance; or

  4. Manufacture or deal in guns, arms, explosives, explosive precursors, poisonous or noxious gas or noxious substance.

You will also be required to apply for a strategic goods permit, on top of a licence, if you are transhipping or transiting items listed in the Fourth and Fifth Schedule of the Strategic Goods (Control) Regulations respectively.

Please click here to visit the Singapore Custom’s website for more information.



Controlled Item Prohibited Item and Non regulated Weapons

Please click here for the list of controlled and prohibited items and common non-regulated weapons.


NON-REGULATED WEAPONS

CONTROLLED ITEM

PROHIBITED ITEM

Import

Allowed

Subjected to assessment

Not allowed

Export

Allowed

Possess

Allowed

Manufacture

Not applicable

Requirements

Do not require licence or approval


Licence, approval or authorisation is required

Not applicable

Offence

Unlawful possession of such non-regulated weapons in any public place without any lawful purpose may constitute to an offence of Possession of Offensive Weapon or Scheduled Weapon under the Corrosive and Explosives Substances and Offensive Weapons Act.

Anyone who import, export or is found in possession of such controlled items without any licence, approval or authorisation may be liable for offences under the respective legislations which the items are regulated under.

Anyone who import, export or is found in possession of such prohibited items may be liable for offences under the respective legislations which the items are regulated under.


Example of Offence

A person is found in a public place with a knife and is unable to provide a lawful purpose for the possession.

He may be liable for an offence under the Corrosive and Explosive Substances and Offensive Weapons Act.

A person was detected at the checkpoint trying to import an airsoft gun. He does not have a licence to import the airsoft gun which is a controlled item.

He may be liable for an offence under the Arms and Explosives Act.

A person was found with firecrackers which are prohibited under the Dangerous Fireworks Act.

He may be liable for an offence under the Dangerous Fireworks Act.



Apply New or Renew Existing Licence

Types of Arms Licence

Nature

Licence Name

Licensing Conditions

Criteria and Documents Required

Base Licence

Possession of Arm(s)

or

Possession and Purchase of Arm(s) by an Individual/ Schools/ Government Clubs

Click here

Click here

Dealing in Arms (including swords, spearheads, bayonet & daggers)

Click here

Click here

 

 

Manufacturing of Arms

Click here

Repair of Arms (including swords, spearheads, bayonet & daggers)

Click here

Ad-hoc Licence

Import or Export Arms

Click here

Click here

 

Purchase of Arms

Not applicable

 

Fees

Nature

Licence Name

Fees

Base Licence

Possession of Arms or Possession and Purchase of Arms by an Individual/ Schools/ Government Clubs

Firearm, including blank firing weapons

$440 for a period of up to 2 years

 

Air gun or pistol or any arms that can propel, or is designed to propel, a projectile by means other than an explosive

$220 for a period of up to 2 years

 

A firearm for sport or target shooting by a member of a shooting club

$220 for a period of up to 2 years

 

Dealing in Arms (including swords, spearheads, bayonet & daggers) or Explosives.

Dealing in arms

$550 for a period of up to 2 years

 

Dealing in Swords, Spears, Spearheads, Bayonets and Daggers

$405 for a period of up to 2 years

 

Manufacturing of Arms

$550 for a period of up to 2 years

 

Repair of Arms (including swords, spearheads, bayonet & daggers)

$405 for a period of up to 2 years

Ad-hoc Licence

Import or Export Arms

$22 for 14 days per consignment

Purchase of Arms

$22 for 14 days per purchase

 

Processing Time

About 14 working days from the receipt of the application, processing fee and the necessary documents, if required. Any incomplete or incorrect submission will be rejected.

You will be notified of the outcome via email or post. Alternatively, you can login to LicenceOne to view your application status.

 

Apply

You will be directed to GoBusiness Licensing webpage which will require you to sign in using your SingPass or CorpPass.

The process may take about 15-20 minutes to complete.

 

Click 'Here' To Apply.

 

 


Amend Existing Licence

Introduction

You can make the following amendments to your existing Arms licence:

  1. Add or Dispose of Arms*

  2. Submit details of Arms*

  3. Add Particulars of New Employees Handling Arms

  4. Delete or Replace Employees Handling Arms

  5. Change of Licensee

  6. Change of Director

  7. Change Name or Address of Company/Business

  8. Change Contact Details of Company/Licensee

     

    *For schools only

Documents Required

You are required to obtain the following documents before amending your existing Arms licence.

Information to be amended

Documents Required

1) Add or Dispose of Arms

2) Submit details of Arms

  • Reason to add or dispose Arms
  • Details and specification of Arms to be added/updated

3) Add Particulars of New Employees Handling Arms

  • Competency certificate or training records of new employees
4) Delete or Replace Employees Handling Arms
  • No document is required
5) Change of Licensee

 

6) Change of Director

 

  • Reason for change of licensee
  • Company’s business profile from ACRA listing the new licensee or Director

7) Change Name or Address of Company/Business

  • Latest company business profile from ACRA
8) Change Contact Details of Company/Licensee
  • No document is required

 

Fees

No fee is required.

 

Processing Time

About 14 working days from the receipt of the submission and the necessary documents, if required. Any incomplete or incorrect submission will be rejected.

You will be notified of the outcome via email or post. Alternatively, you can login to LicenceOne to view your application status.

 

Amend

You will be directed to GoBusiness Licensing webpage which will require you to sign in using your SingPass or CorpPass.

The process may take around 15-20 minutes to complete.

 

Click 'Here' To Apply



Terminate Existing Licence

Introduction

You are permitted to terminate your existing Arms Licence any time before its expiration.

Please be informed that there will be no refund upon termination of the existing Arms licence.

 

Documents Required

If your licence has any approved storage premises and there is balance of any stock of arms, you will need to dispose or export the stock before the licence can be terminated.

You will need to provide confirmation that you do not have any stock balance of arms in the storage premises by submitting the following documents:

  1. Company letter to declare no stock balance; and

  2. Updated inventory record.

PLRD may inspect the storage premises to confirm that there is no stock balance before the termination of licence is approved.

 

 

Fees

No fee is required.

 

Processing Time

About 7 working days from the submission of your Termination Request together with all supporting documents.

You will be notified of the outcome via email or post. Alternatively, you can login to LicenceOne to view your application status.

 

Terminate

You will be directed to GoBusiness Licensing webpage which will require you to sign in using your SingPass or CorpPass.

The process may take around 15-20 minutes to complete.

 

Click 'Here' to Apply

 


Withdraw Application

Introduction

You can withdraw your applications for any Arms licence any time before licence approval.

Please be informed that there will be no refund upon withdrawal of application.

If licence has been approved and issued, you will have to submit a request to terminate licence.

 

Documents Required

No document is required.

 

Fees

No fee is required.

 

Processing Time

About 7 working days from the receipt of your Withdrawal Request.

You will be notified of the outcome via email or post. Alternatively, you can login to LicenceOne to view your application status.

 

Withdraw

You will be directed to GoBusiness Licensing webpage which will require you to sign in using your SingPass or CorpPass.

The process may take around 15-20 minutes to complete.

 

Click 'Here' To Apply



Apply New or Renew Existing Licence

Types of Explosives Licence

Nature

Licence Name

Licensing Conditions

Criteria and Documents Required

Base Licence

Dealing in Explosives

Click here

Click here

 

Manufacturing of Explosives

Click here

Storage of Explosives

Click here

Click here

Carrying out Blasting

Click here

Not Applicable

 

Disposal of Explosives

Click here

Ad-hoc Licence

Importation, Exportation or Purchase of Explosives

Click here

 

Click here

 

Removal of Explosives

Click here

Click here

 

Fees

Nature

Licence Name

Fees

Base Licence

Dealing in Explosives

Explosives for non-blasting Purpose

$405 for a period of up to 2 years

Explosives for Blasting Purpose

$1850 for a period of up to 2 years

 

Manufacturing of Explosives

$1050 for a period of up to 2 years

Storage of Explosives

$650 for a period of up to 2 years

Carrying out Blasting

$405 for a period of up to 2 years

Ad-hoc Licence

Importation or Exportation of Explosives

$22 for 14 days per consignment

Purchase of Explosives

$22 for 14 days per consignment

Removal of Explosives

For Blasting Work

$22 for 14 days

For Pyrotechnic Effects

$22 for 14 days

 

 

Processing Time

About 14 working days from the receipt of the application, processing fee and the necessary supporting documents, if required. Any incomplete or incorrect submission will be rejected.

You will be notified of the outcome via email or post. Alternatively, you can login to LicenceOne to view your application status.

 

Apply

You will be directed to LicenceOne webpage which will require you to sign in using your SingPass or CorpPass.

The process may take around 15-20 minutes to complete.

 

Base Licence

Ad-hoc Licence

Click here to apply 'Dealing in Explosives'

Click here to apply 'Importation or Exportation of Explosives'

Click here to apply 'Manufacturing of Explosives'

Click here to apply 'Storage of Explosives'

Click here to apply 'Purchase of Explosives'

Click here to apply 'Carrying out Blasting'

Click here to apply 'Removal of Explosives'

Click here to apply 'Disposal of Explosives'


Amend Existing Licence

Introduction

You can make the following amendments to your existing Explosives Licence:

  1. Add Particulars of New Employees Handling Explosives

  2. Delete or Replace Employees Handling Explosives

  3. Change of Licensee

  4. Change of Director

  5. Change Name or Address of Company/Business

  6. Change Contact Details of Company/Licensee

Documents Required

You are required to obtain the following documents before amending your existing Explosives licence.

Information to be amended

Documents Required

1) Add Particulars of New Employees Handling Explosives

  • Competency certificate or training records of new employees
2) Delete or Replace Employees Handling Explosives

 

  • Competency certificate or training records of new employees
  • No document is required for deletion of employees
3) Change of Licensee

4) Change of Director

  • Reason for change of licensee
  • Company’s business profile from ACRA listing the new licensee or Director

5) Change Name or Address of Company/Business

  • Latest company business profile from ACRA

6) Change Contact Details of Company/Licensee

  • No document is required

 

Fees

No fee is required.

 

Processing Time

About 14 working days from the receipt of the submission and the necessary documents, if required. Any incomplete or incorrect submission will be rejected.

You will be notified of the outcome via email or post. Alternatively, you can login to LicenceOne to view your application status.

 

Amend

You will be directed to LicenceOne webpage which will require you to sign in using your SingPass or CorpPass.

The process will take around 15-20 minutes to complete.

 

 Click here to 'Amend Existing Licence'



Terminate Existing Licence

Introduction

You are permitted to terminate your existing Explosives Licence any time before its expiration.

Please be informed that there will be no refund upon termination of the existing Explosives licence.

 

Documents Required

If your licence has any approved storage premises and there is balance of any stock of explosives, you will need to dispose or export the stock before the licence can be terminated.

You will need to provide confirmation that you do not have any stock balance of explosives in the storage premises by submitting the following documents:

  1. Company letter to declare no stock balance; and

  2. Updated inventory record.

PLRD may inspect the storage premises to confirm that there is no stock balance before the termination of licence is approved.

 

 

Fees

No fee is required.

 

Processing Time

About 7 working days from the submission of your Termination Request together with all supporting documents.

You will be notified of the outcome via email or post. Alternatively, you can login to LicenceOne to view your application status.

 

Terminate

You will be directed to LicenceOne webpage which will require you to sign in using your SingPass or CorpPass.

The process may take around 15-20 minutes to complete.

 

 

Click here to 'Terminate Existing Licence'


Withdraw Application

Introduction

You can withdraw your applications for any Explosives licence any time before licence approval.

Please be informed that there will be no refund upon withdrawal of application.

If licence has been approved and issued, you will have to submit a request to terminate licence.

 

Documents Required

No document is required.

 

 

Fees

No fee is required.

 

Processing Time

About 7 working days from the receipt of your Withdrawal Request.

You will be notified of the outcome via email or post. Alternatively, you can login to LicenceOne to view your application status.

 

Withdraw

You will be directed to LicenceOne webpage which will require you to sign in using your SingPass or CorpPass.

The process may take around 15-20 minutes to complete.

 

Click here to 'Withdraw'



Apply New or Renew Existing Licence

Types of Explosives Precursors Licence

Nature

Licence Name

Licensing Conditions

Criteria and Documents Required

Base Licence

Possession or Control of Explosive Precursors

Click here

Click here

 

Dealing in Explosives Precursors

Click here

Manufacturing of Explosives Precursors

Click here

Storage of Explosives Precursors

Click here

Ad-hoc Licence

Importation, Exportation or Purchase of Explosive Precursors

Click here

Click here

 

Fees

Nature

Licence Name

Fees

Base Licence

Possession or Control of Explosive Precursors

$44

Dealing in Explosive Precursors

$285

 

Manufacturing of Explosive Precursors

$140

 

Storage of Explosive Precursors

$130

 

Replacement of Explosive Precursors Licence

$11

 

Ad-hoc Licence

Importation, Exportation or Purchase of Explosive Precursors

$22 for 14 days per purchase

 

Processing Time

About 14 working days from the receipt of the application, processing fee and the necessary documents, if required. Any incomplete or incorrect submission will be rejected.

You will be notified of the outcome via email or post. Alternatively, you can login to LicenceOne to view your application status.

 

Apply

You will be directed to LicenceOne webpage which will require you to sign in using your SingPass or CorpPass.

The process may take around 15-20 minutes to complete.

 

Base Licence

Ad-hoc Licence

Click here to apply 'Possession or Control of Explosive Precursors'

Click here to apply 'Importation, Exportation or Purchase of Explosive Precursors'

Click here to apply 'Dealing in Explosives Precursors'

Click here to apply 'Manufacturing of Explosives Precursors'

Click here to apply 'Storage of Explosives Precursors'

 


Amend Existing Licence

Introduction

You can make the following amendments to your existing Explosives Precursors licence:

  1. Add or Remove Explosive Precursors licence types

  2. Change Quantities of Explosive Precursors

  3. Change of Licensee

  4. Change of Director

  5. Change Name or Address of Company/Business

  6. Change Contact Details of Company/Licensee

Documents Required

You are required to obtain the following documents before amending your existing Explosives Precursors licence.

Information to be amended

Documents Required

1) Add or Remove Explosive Precursors licence types

 

  • Company letter stating the reason and justification to add or remove Explosive Precursors licence type
  • Safety datasheets of new Explosive Precursors type to be added

2) Change Quantities of Explosive Precursors

  • Company letter stating the reason and justification to change quantities of Explosive Precursors type

3) Change of Licensee

4) Change of Director

  • Reason for change of licensee
  • Company business profile from ACRA listing the new licensee or Director
5) Change Name or Address of Company/Business
  • Latest company business profile from ACRA
6) Change Contact Details of Company/Licensee
  • No document is required

 

Fees

No fee is required.

 

Processing Time

About 14 working days from the receipt of the submission and the necessary documents, if required. Any incomplete or incorrect submission will be rejected.

You will be notified of the outcome via email or post. Alternatively, you can login to LicenceOne to view your application status.

 

Amend

You will be directed to LicenceOne webpage which will require you to sign in using your SingPass or CorpPass.

The process will take around 15-20 minutes to complete.

 

Click here to 'Amend Existing Licence'


Terminate Existing Licence

Introduction

You are permitted to terminate your existing Explosives Precursors Licence any time before its expiration.

Please be informed that there will be no refund upon termination of the existing Explosives Precursors licence.

 

Documents Required

If your licence has any approved storage premises and there is balance of any stock of explosives precursors, you will need to dispose or export the stock before the licence can be terminated.

You will need to provide confirmation that you do not have any stock balance of explosives precursors in the storage premises by submitting the following documents:

  1. Company letter to declare no stock balance; and

  2. Updated inventory record.

PLRD may inspect the storage premises to confirm that there is no stock balance before the termination of licence is approved.

 

Fees

No fee is required.

 

Processing Time

About 7 working days from the submission of your Termination Request together with all supporting documents.

You will be notified of the outcome via email or post. Alternatively, you can login to LicenceOne to view your application status.

 

Terminate

You will be directed to LicenceOne webpage which will require you to sign in using your SingPass or CorpPass.

The process may take around 15-20 minutes to complete.

 

Click here to 'Terminate Existing Licence'


Withdraw Application

Introduction

You can withdraw your application for any Explosives Precursors licence any time before licence approval.

Please be informed that there will be no refund upon withdrawal of application.

If licence has been approved and issued, you will have to submit a request to terminate licence.

 

Documents Required

No document is required.

 

 

Fees

No fee is required.

 

Processing Time

About 7 working days from the receipt of your Withdrawal Request.

You will be notified of the outcome via email or post. Alternatively, you can login to LicenceOne to view your application status.

 

Withdraw

You will be directed to LicenceOne webpage which will require you to sign in using your SingPass or CorpPass.

The process may take around 15-20 minutes to complete.

 

Click here to 'Withdraw' 


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You will be directed to LicenceOne webpage which will require you to sign in using your SingPass or CorpPass.

The process may take around 15-20 minutes to complete.

 

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