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    Guns to South Africa

    Had a phone call today from a "mate" to say that the criteria has changed for taking Firearms into South Africa
    has anyone else heard this or is it a wind up , because i'm going in a couple of weeks

    Drag

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    Just been on South African Airlines website and nothing appears to have changed in the last 2 years. Who are you traveling with and hunting with?
    Tusker

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    was out just before Xmas and no changes to the last time The only thing that is needed extra now is a temporary export permit from UK Customs

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    Quote Originally Posted by TH4 View Post
    was out just before Xmas and no changes to the last time The only thing that is needed extra now is a temporary export permit from UK Customs
    Hi TH4 , how do you go about getting one.
    Tusker

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    Tusker my lad, there are a thousand posts on here about taking guns to South Africa. I imagine, as I have no skill, if you put South Africa in that search box at the top, much info will come up.
    if not, contact "smullery" on this site who quotes chapter and verse of what goes on when you get there.
    Good hunting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tusker View Post
    Hi TH4 , how do you go about getting one.
    Tusker
    I will PM you the details. Where are you flying out of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TH4 View Post
    I will PM you the details. Where are you flying out of?
    cheers mate, got that. Went to S.A. year before last without any of this. we are flying out of Heathrow. Going to Namibia via Joberg. bags and rifles checked through.
    Tusker
    Last edited by tusker; 06-02-2016 at 20:35. Reason: More info

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    Quote Originally Posted by tusker View Post
    cheers mate, got that. Went to S.A. year before last without any of this. we are flying out of Heathrow. Going to Namibia via Joberg. bags and rifles checked through.
    Tusker
    Tusker,

    Then you are not "entering" South Africa, you transit straight through and any SAP procedure does not apply.

    Stan

    P.S.

    Assuming you have no stopover. In which case.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by smullery View Post
    Tusker,

    Then you are not "entering" South Africa, you transit straight through and any SAP procedure does not apply.

    Stan

    P.S.

    Assuming you have no stopover. In which case.........
    No stop over so should be good. Thanks everyone for your input.
    Tusker

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    perhaps THIS CAN HELP, this what I forward my clients and with no problems until my season close in mid November 2015.



    UK CITIZENS importingfirearms into the RSA for hunting!

    made aware that UK Citizens temporarilyexporting firearms for hunting to South Africa and applying for a temporaryimport permit at the airport (not pre-issued) after arrival in SouthAfrica, will need to have Proof of Export from the UK.

    This is compulsory. Without this proof, thepolice will not issue the temporary import permit and will confiscateyour firearm(s).

    What to do:
    Email the UKBF Armoury Control on firearmslhr@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk:
    o Advise themthat you will be travelling to South Africa for a game hunting safari.
    o Request themto issue you with a letter/document that you may lawfully temporarily exportyour firearms and ammunition to South Africa.
    o Scan andemail copies of the following with the request:

      • Passport
      • Firearms licence indicate exactly which rifles/shotguns you will take and the amount of ammunition
      • Return flights and date
      • Contact details: +44 (0) 20 8910 3721


    • SAP520 to be filled out for import of rifle to RSA
    Last edited by Bushwack; 09-02-2016 at 11:51.
    Patrick Reynecke (Bushwack Safaris)
    Web: http://www.bushwacksafaris.co.za
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