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Thane - Apply for New Firearm (Gun) License

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This procedure explains various ways to Apply for New Firearm (Gun) License in Thane.

Apply In-Person

  1. In order to apply for arm gun license in Maharashtra, applicant has to apply with the Arms Licensing branch of the concerned District magistrate administration office in the respective districts of Maharashtra.
  2. Following link provides contact details: online link please select the respective district from the page to reach the district portal. Here, please select about district menu and select Who’s Who sub option for contact details.
  3. Please approach the respective office as per the link above to get details and application form.
  4. Link for application form: form
  5. Make sure that applicant is eligible for applying.
  6. Please make sure that the documents are in hand before applying.
  7. Complete the application form and submit along with required documents to the authority.
  8. After the application is received, proper entry of records in registry will be made and then request will be forwarded to process.
  9. Application will be forwarded to local police station for verification.
  10. Competent authorities make through assessments regarding
    1. threat based requirements of the arms by the applicant
    2. capabilities of use
    3. safe handling of the arms by the applicant
    4. physical fitness of the applicant for capabilities of handling the arms
    5. Background
    6. antecedent, etc..
  11. The report will be sent to respective department.
  12. An interview of the applicant is conducted before District Commissioner/magistrate or the respective authority.
  13. On satisfactory ground based on the above process, the filled Arms License Book is issued to the applicant.
  14. Then, the applicant has to purchase the weapon within six months of the issued date of the arms license book.
  15. After purchasing the weapon, applicant has to come to the Arms Licensing Branch to submit the purchased weapon, submit an application for the entry of the weapon along with a receipt from the Gun house and the arms license book.
  16. After internal processing and inspection, respective authority signs the arms license book, and the book is issued to the applicant.
  17. Applicant should fill in NDAL (National Database on Arms License)Data Input Form : online link
  18. Submit it to the Arms Act Department for uploading in the National Database and generate Unique ID.

Apply Online

  1. Go to the portal: online portal link
  2. Please select Apply online menu to get services list and select Apply here tab to reach applying page.
  3. Complete the page prompt for category, State, District, Name of the licencing authority and service to get the next page.
  4. Here, please complete the prompts for Identity of applicant and hit next to reach additional details page prompts.
  5. Please complete the page prompt and hit respective tab to get the next session license specific details. Once all the details are completed hit the respective tab to complete this phase of applying. Applicant will be uploading the required documents and photograph.
  6. Applicant has to save the online registration number for future reference.
  7. Please take printout of application and further process it with the respective office by submitting along with applicable fees.
  8. This will be processed further to issue the license.

Apply for Renewal

  1. Make sure you have the application form for applying. Link: form
  2. Please make sure that the documents are in hand before applying.
  3. Application for renewal of Arms License in the specified format should be submitted one month before the date of expiry of arms license.
  4. The licensee should produce his/her weapon and license for inspection at the time of renewal and pay the renewal fees.
  5. If the License is a senior citizen, the competent authority may verify physical fitness and mental alertness.
  6. If required, address and current antecedent may be verified through local PS.
  7. Renewal will be done immediately and the necessary remarks about renewal will be made in the license.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Application form. Link for new license: formand link for renewal of license: form
  • Address proof
  • Report from Police and the Chief Wildlife Warden
  • Physical fitness certificate as required
  • Weapon training certificate
  • Photos
  • Property certificate
  • Business certificate
  • Recent passport size photo
  • Two self attested Proof of present residential address.
  • Ration card
  • Aadhaar card
  • Income tax returns
  • Pan card

For Renewal

  • Weapon Deposit certificate in case of expiry of renewal date.
  • In case of Individual
    • Application form
    • Proof of address
    • Original License
    • Senior citizen should produce fitness and mental alertness certificate
  • In case of Companies and Bank applying:
    • Application form
    • Proof of address
    • Original License
    • IT returns

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Police Commissionerate,
10th Floor, Administrative Building,
Near Chetna College, Government Colony,
Bandra East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400051
Tel. +91 022 2655 6799

Link for contact information:online link (please select the respective district from the page to reach the district portal. Here, please select about district menu and select Who’s Who sub option for contact details.)


  • The license authority shall refuse to grant a license:
    • Where such license is required in respect of any prohibited arms or prohibited ammunition
    • Where such is required by a person whom the licensing authority has reason to believe:
      • To be prohibited by the Indian Arms Rules or by any other law for the time being in force from acquiring, having in his possession or carrying any arms or ammunition.
      • To be of unsound mind.
      • To be for any reason unfit for a license.


  • Fee information can be obtained directly from the department office while applying.
  • Fees may vary in variation of the arms


  • A license is valid for 3 years from the date on which it is granted (unless revoked earlier) and need to be renewed before one month of expiry
  • License may be granted for a shorter period also, if the person by whom the license is required desires or if the licensing authority decides
  • License is renewable from time to time - Even the authority can ask for renewal in between the renewal period for recording purpose

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

  • Fresh license can be issued at a maximum of one month
  • Renewal can be obtained in 9 days

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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Please provide other instructions related to the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

Following are the required information to apply for the transfer of arms license

  • Applicant details.
  • Date of Birth and age.
  • Address details.
  • Occupation and designation of office held any
  • Signature/thumb impression.
  • Other particulars of the applicant like Convicted – if so, (the officers), the sentence and ate of sentence
  • Need for license
  • Area within which applicant wishes to carry arms
  • Place where it will be kept
  • Details about the previous license if any

Need for the Document[edit]

  • Indian national can claim a license for self-defence, general security, sports-Shooting etc.,
  • Any person who wishes to carry firearms must first secure a license and has to renew before the period of license lapse.
  • Every application for the grant of a license shall be submitted in respective form (usually Form A).
  • Arm license (also known as a gun license) is a license or permit issued by government to an eligible individual.
  • It needs to be renewed before the validity lapses.

Information which might help[edit]

  • Any foreign National is allowed to own and bear arms for a maximum period of 6 months during their stay in India, given valid reasons.
  • Any Indian who is returning to India and has owned a gun in his foreign residence for over 2 years can apply for an Indian license and bring back the gun they owned abroad.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]


More information which might help people in Thane can be listed here.