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Colombia. 1993 ‘Requirements for the Request of an Ownership Permit (Requisitos para Solicitud de Permiso para Tenencia).’ Decree 2535 of 1993 on Arms, Ammunition and Explosives (Decreto 2535 de 1993 sobre Armas, Municiones y Explosivos); Title III, Chapter II (Article 33), pp. 5-6. Bogota: Presidency of Colombia. 17 December

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Artículo 33. Requisitos para Solicitud de Permiso para Tenencia

Para el estudio de las solicitudes de permisos para tenencia, deben acreditarse los siguientes requisitos:

1. Para personas naturales:
a. Formulario suministrado por la autoridad competente, debidamente diligenciado;
b. Presentación de la tarjeta de reservista o provisional militar;
c. Fotocopias de la cédula de ciudadanía y del certificado judicial debidamente autenticadas;
d. Certificado médico de aptitud sicofísica para el uso de armas.

2. Para personas jurídicas:
a. Formulario suministrado por autoridad competente debidamente diligenciado;
b. Certificado de existencia y representación legal;
c. Fotocopias de la cédula de ciudadanía y del certificado judicial del representante legal debidamente autenticadas;
d. Concepto favorable de la Superintendencia de Vigilancia y Seguridad Privada para los servicios sometidos a su vigilancia.

Parágrafo.- El solicitante, además de los requisitos anteriores deberá justificar la necesidad de un arma para su seguridad y protección, circunstancia que será evaluada por la autoridad competente.

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Decree No. 2535, 1993, on Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives

Article 33. Requirements for the Request of an Ownership Permit

The following requirements shall be necessary for the assessment of a request for an ownership permit:

1. For individuals:
a. An application form provided by the competent authority, duly filled.
b. Provide a reservist card or interim military card;
c. Photocopies of a citizenship card and of a criminal record, duly authenticated;
d. Medical certificate testifying to the psycho-physical fitness of the applicant to carry weapons.

2. For legal persons:
a. An application form provided by the competent authority, duly filled.
b. Certificate of legal existence and representation;
c. Photocopies of the identity card and the criminal record of the legal representative, duly authenticated;
d. Positive evaluation of the Private Surveillance and Security Administration for services under its authority.

Paragraph. In addition to requirements listed above, the applicant shall provide a justification for the necessity to carry a firearm for his security and protection, circumstances which shall be assessed by the competent authority.

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