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NZ Police. 2002 ‘Residential Requirement for Firearms Licence.’ Arms Manual; 2002 (2.16), p. 2.4. Wellington: New Zealand Police. 1 November
Residential Requirement for Firearms Licence
1. The law does not require that applicants for a Firearms Licence be New Zealand citizens living in New Zealand or have permanent residence status. The determining factor is that they and their referees are available for vetting.
2. A person "ordinarily resident in New Zealand" as defined in Section 4, Crimes Act 1961 may be suitable for consideration.
3. Any person visiting New Zealand for a period not exceeding 12 months may make
application for a Visitors Firearms Licence. Regular visitors to New Zealand are to be encouraged to obtain a standard Firearms Licence. See also Section 2.37 of this Manual.