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    Firearms License

    Hey guys,

    So im originally from sydney, aus looking to permanently reside in chch. I want to apply for my firearms license but my problem is with providing 2 character references. All my family and friends are back in Aus so im just wondering if anyone would know if there is any other way i can go about it as at them moment i can not provide a family members details or a friends details as a reference as they just aren't in the country to be interviewed.

    Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

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    Speak to your Arms officer.

    If you have no relatives in NZ they cannot require one as a referee. You can provide another person who would deem you to be of suitable character, such as an employer or work colleague.

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    Awesome thanks Koshogi, sorry to be such a newbie to all this lol but when you say "arms officer" is there one in every police station or each district?

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    Hi Adam, this might help you out:

    Firearms offices | New Zealand Police
    "I would rather suffer under imperfect freedom, than languish under perfect control".

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    Awesome, cheers guys.

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    I used my employer for one, no problems.

    If you have a Mrs the second has to be her.

    I dont see why you cannot put down someone in OZ, AO might like the trip....

    ;]

    "The Police will check whether you are a fit and proper person to possess firearms, and ensure you can provide safe storage. They will ask for the names of two people (one your spouse, partner or next of kin) who will be interviewed about your suitability."

    The way I read that is it doesn't say how they do the interview or where ie NZ, that is their problem (haha yeah right).

    Do you hold a OZ FAL?

    regards
    "I do not wish to be a pawn or canon fodder on the whims of MY Government"

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    I was told that the referees must be in NZ. The interview is conducted face to face and they must sign the form.

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    I went out and got myself a NZ missus. Sorted
    Toby likes this.
    "I would rather suffer under imperfect freedom, than languish under perfect control".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
    I went out and got myself a NZ missus. Sorted
    horrendous mistake

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    You will find referees need to know the applicant for a period of at least 2 years as normal practice.
    I do remember a English guy up the road who used referees from the English secret service and Queens council. He shot up a Tractor in the neighbours padock as he thought it was too noisy.................... Lost his license pretty quick smart!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARdave View Post
    horrendous mistake
    No, that's what she says about me haha!
    "I would rather suffer under imperfect freedom, than languish under perfect control".

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    steven, whats an OZ FAL?

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    A firearms licence in Australia
    VIVA LA HOWA

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    i also wonder how, whoever the person is who conducts the interview, would feel about doing the interview over skype, unless they need a signature, then im back to square one of waiting a year or so

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    nah no oz firearms license was a huge pain, they'd make you jump through so many hoops and its also really expensive and time consuming there

 

 

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