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Solomon Islands. 1996 ‘Licence to Import.’ Firearms and Ammunition Act (1967); Section 15 (Part IV). Honiara: National Parliament. 1 January

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Licence to Import

1) No person shall import any firearm or ammunition or parts of firearms or ammunition into Solomon Islands from a place without Solomon Islands unless he holds a licence in that behalf:

Provided that when any firearm is imported into Solomon Islands without an import licence or interim licence under this section having been obtained authorising the importation thereof, such importation shall not be deemed to contravene the provisions of this section while such firearm on importation is left in the possession of the Department of Customs and Excise.

(2) Such licence may be obtained on application to the Principal Licensing Officer on payment of the prescribed fee and shall be in the prescribed form or, if no form is prescribed, in such form as the Principal Licensing Officer may deem expedient.

(3) Every holder of such licence shall endorse thereon descriptive particulars of all firearms and ammunition or parts of firearms and ammunition imported thereunder, and shall return such licence to the Principal Licensing Officer within fourteen days from the expiration of the licence or from taking delivery of all the firearms, ammunition and parts authorised to be imported, whichever is the earlier.

(4) A police officer may in his discretion, but subject to such conditions as may be prescribed and the directions of the Principal Licensing Officer, issue in the prescribed form to any bona fide traveller arriving in the Solomon Islands an interim licence to import any personal firearm and the ammunition for such firearm. (5) Where a bona fide traveller leaves firearms and ammunition in the possession of the Department of Customs and Excise under the provisions of this section such arms and ammunition may be transported from the port or airport where they were imported to any other port or airport in Solomon Islands at the request of such traveller, made in writing to the Comptroller of Customs and Excise and on payment of the prescribed fee.

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