India’s citizens may purchase Non-Prohibited Bore (NPB) firearms under the Arms Act of 1959. Any person of Indian nationality who meets the requirements below can be granted a licence by the NPB:

  • Self-defence: people who may be vulnerable to attacks due to their riches, their safety, or other factors.
  • The term “general security” refers to the protection of banks, other institutions, etc. This can also apply to the snipers and the bodyguards of politicians and VVIPs.
  • Crop Protection: People with agricultural or comparable areas that require defence against non-scheduled pests and rodents, such as boars, etc.
  • Sports Shooting: Individuals who practise sports shooting and require firearms for competitive shooting.
  • Anyone who is an Indian national coming home and who has owned a firearm in his foreign residence for over 2 years, can apply for an Indian license and bring back the gun they owned abroad.
  • Foreign National Status – Any foreign national is allowed to own and bear arms for a maximum period of 6 months during their stay in Haryana, given valid reasons.

Eligibility Criteria for Getting a Gun Licence (Firearm Licence) in Haryana

The eligibility requirements for obtaining a firearms licence in Haryana are as follows.

  • The candidate shouldn’t have any prior criminal activity records of any kind. Police will obtain a great deal of information on the applicant, including asking neighbours and those in the applicant’s immediate vicinity if they have witnessed any hostile behaviour or if the applicant has ever been into fights out of rage or outburst.
  • The candidate will be interviewed to determine whether or not they are mentally or physically unwell.

Documents Required to get gun license (firearm license) in Haryana

The following are the documents required for getting gun license in Haryana.

  1. Two passport-sized copies of the applicant’s most recent photo (with a white background):- to be turned in at the scheduled time
  2. Evidence of birthdate
  3. Aadhar card as proof of identity; if the applicant does not have an Aadhar card, a written declaration in the form of an affidavit must be submitted along with an alternate form of identification, such as a passport, voter identification card, PAN card, or identity card that is issued to employees.
  4. Residence Proof: If the applicant does not have a passport or an Aadhar card, they may provide proof of residency in the form of a voter ID card, an electricity bill, a landline phone bill, a rent or lease deed, property paperwork, or any other documentation that the licencing authority deems satisfactory.
  5. Certificate of Firearms Training in Form S-1 (whenever made applicable by the Central Government by passing a general or special order);
  6. Using and storing guns safely is an undertaking (Form S-2).
  7. copies of the applicants’ self-attested copies of their professional and educational credentials, as required by clause (a) of subrule (3) of rule 12 of the Arms Rules, 2016.
  8. Medical certificates in form S-3, on prescribed proforma, attesting to physical and mental health fitness, issued by a registered MBBS physician.
  9. An authenticated copy of the documentation proving one’s date of birth, such as a passport, graduation certificate, or school leaving certificate, is required.
  10. If you would like to safeguard wild creatures that harm people, cattle, or crops, you must obtain a permit from the authority designated by the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 (53 of 1972).

How do I apply for a gun license (firearm license) in Haryana?

As per the category of licence applied for (Form II, III or IV), the applicant must explicitly state the purpose(s) for which the licence is required. Examples of such purposes include use, self-defense, acquisition, possession, carrying, sport, display, destruction of wild animals that harm people or cattle, and damage to crops.

Instructions for filing gun license (firearm license)

  • Before submitting an online application, save scanned copies of all essential paperwork in JPG and PDF formats (each no more than 1 MB) as well as your passport photo.
  • Once the application has been successfully registered online, upload a photo and print the completed form. For processing, the completed application form and the necessary paperwork must be sent to the relevant issuing body.
  • Kindly make a note of your online registration number for future reference and documentation.
  • The application will be cancelled if any material facts are withheld or if fraudulent information is submitted.


Follow the below steps to apply for gun license in Haryana.

how to get licensed gun in Haryana
  • Fill the category of application (Manufacturer, Individual, Institution, Sports, Dealer)
  • Select State, District.
  • Enter the basic details about the applicant like name, address etc.
how to get licensed gun in Haryana
  • You need to provide additional details and license specific details to complete the application.

Once the application is submitted, the following activities will be carried out:

  • Police will investigate the applicant’s background by taking the appropriate steps.
  • Police will forward the reports to the National Crime Record Bureau and the Crime Branch after they are cleared.
  • The relevant commissioner of police will receive the report. The licence will be issued if the report meets the requirements and the applicant is given consideration.
  • The applicant must get in touch with the dealer to purchase the firearm after receiving their gun licence. In order to obtain the gun from any authorised retailer of their choosing, the buyer must make a pre-purchase reservation.

Documents required for getting the gun from a licenced shop

The following paperwork must be submitted in order to purchase a gun from a licenced retailer.

  • issued licence that is valid for the specified date and location and that is either in Hindi or English.
  • a duplicate of the firearms licence.
  • Two copies of the NOC were provided: one to the police authorities and one to the factory owner. NOC stands for No Objection Certificate; if a firearms licence is accepted anywhere in India, no NOC certificate is required.
  • Additionally, the location of the factory’s transport licence is required.
  • Letters cannot be issued just on the basis of authority; distribution to the retainer may only be approved on the customer’s behalf. Currently, this also requires some additional information including the name of the retainer along with the passport size picture and an authority letter signed by the retainer himself. 

Track Status of gun license (firearm license) in Haryana

Follow the below steps to track the status of your Gun license.

track status gun license Haryana
  • Enter the Application Number followed by Application Date/Date of Birth.
  • Enter the code.
  • Click on Submit.

How do I apply for a renewal of my gun license (firearm license) in Haryana ?

To apply for a Haryana firearms licence renewal, follow the instructions below.

  • The application for the renewal of an arms license must be submitted in the prescribed format one month prior to the license’s expiration date.
  • Apply on the Arms Licence website for a renewal.
  • When renewing a licence, the holder must pay the renewal fees and present their licence and firearm for inspection.
  • The responsible authority may confirm the Licensee’s physical and mental health if they are an elderly person.
  • The licence will be instantly renewed, and all required renewal procedures will be completed.

Adv. Khanak Sharma

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