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Tuvalu. 1964 ‘Licence to Import.’ Chapter 74: Arms and Ammunition Ordinance 1964 [Revised Edition 1990]; Section 12 (Part IV). Funafuti: House of Assembly. 17 February

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12. Licence to Import

(1) No person shall import any arm or ammunition or part of arms and ammunition unless he holds a licence in that behalf: Provided that when any arm is imported 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 arm on importation is left in the possession of the Customs Staff.

(2) Such licence may be obtained on application to the Chief of Police on payment of the prescribed fee and shall be in the prescribed form.

(3) Every holder of such licence shall endorse thereon descriptive particulars of all arms and ammunition or parts of arms and ammunition imported thereunder, and shall return such licence to the officer in charge of the police for the place where he resides within 3 days from the expiration of
the term allowed thereby.

(4) Bona fide travellers arriving in Tuvalu may, on application to the officer in charge of police at the place of arrival, obtain an interim licence to import their personal arms and ammunition for such arms, which licence shall be in the prescribed form and shall remain in force in the first instance for a period of 14 days from the date of issue.

(5) Where bona fide traveller leaves arms and ammunition in the possession of the Customs Staff under the provisions of this section, such arms and ammunition shall be transported from the port or airport where they were imported to any other port of first entry or customs airport in Tuvalu at the
request of such traveller, made in writing to the Minister, and on payment of the prescribed fee.

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