Acquiring a PAL Card - Possession and Acquisition License
A PAL card is perfect for the avid Canadian Hunter. It allows you to register your firearms for a five-year period so that you don't have to do the firearms declaration every time you cross the border. Saving you time and making each hunting trip easier for crossing the border.
A licence is your authorization to possess and register a firearm and to obtain ammunition. Your licence must be kept current for as long as you possess firearms in Canada. The types of licences are as follows:
For Canadian Residents 18 and Older:
- The Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL) is the only licence currently available to new applicants. It is renewable every five years. The fee to renew a licence is waived until May 16, 2009 . As a general rule, applicants must have passed the Canadian Firearms Safety Course .
- Firearms Acquisition Certificates (FAC) issued under the former law are considered to be licences. They need to be replaced with a PAL before they expire.
For Non-Residents Aged 18 and Older:
- A Non-resident firearms declaration that has been confirmed by a customs officer is deemed to be a temporary licence for up to 60 days.
- Non-residents who have passed the Canadian Firearms Safety Course can apply for a five-year PAL.
For Individuals aged 12 to 17
- A Minors' Licence will enable young people to borrow a non-restricted rifle or shotgun for approved purposes such as hunting or target shooting. Generally, the minimum age is 12 years, but exceptions may be made for younger people who need to hunt to sustain themselves and their families. Applicants must have taken the Canadian Firearms Safety Course and passed the test. The fee to renew a minor's licence is waived until May 16, 2009 .
- Once a person turns 18, they are no longer eligible for a minor's licence. Instead, they must apply for a Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL) and pay the applicable fee. Currently, the fee only applies to the first PAL. Fees to renew a licence or modify licence privileges are waived until May 16, 2009 .
For Firearms Business
A Firearms Business Licence will permit a business to carry on only those firearm-related activities specified on the licence.
Any of the licences listed above will allow you to possess a firearm and obtain ammunition in Canada. Only the Possession and Acquisition Licence will allow you to acquire or permanently import a firearm.
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