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New Zealand. 2008 ‘Duration of Firearms Licence.’ Arms Act 1983 No. 44; Section 25 (Reprint 2008). Wellington: Parliamentary Counsel Office. 1 October
Duration of Firearms Licence
(1) Every firearms licence shall come into force on a date to be specified in the licence and, unless sooner revoked or surrendered, shall continue in force for the period of 10 years beginning on that date.
(2) Despite subsection (1), if a licence is granted to a person who states in the application form for the licence that he or she is a visitor to New Zealand and intends to reside in New Zealand for 1 year or less, the licence may be granted subject to a condition that it expires 1 year from the date of issue or expires on any earlier date specified in the licence.
(3) If a licence has been granted subject to a condition referred to in subsection (2), the licence expires on the date of expiry referred to or specified in the licence, or on the date the person to whom the licence is granted leaves New Zealand, whichever occurs first.