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Offline Didi77

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Re: Importing your hunting rifle
« Reply #60 on: July 03, 2008, 03:41:42 am »
My docs just went missing for the 2nd time....  :confused: :tickedoff: :uglystupid2: :tongue: ::) :'(



Offline SaKiwiBoer

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Re: Importing your hunting rifle
« Reply #61 on: July 03, 2008, 03:55:51 am »
Sorry isn't this the 3rd time??
21/03/2007-EOI submitted
18/07/2007-Selected from the Pool
07/03/2008-Receive ITA
15/05/2008-ITA Submitted-(hou duim vas)
11/12/2008-PR GRANTED-(thanx a lot!!!)

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Re: Importing your hunting rifle
« Reply #61 on: July 03, 2008, 03:55:51 am »

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Re: Importing your hunting rifle
« Reply #62 on: July 03, 2008, 05:42:37 am »
LOL - yeh. That is if you count the first time when they put the wrong photo's on our application by mistake! They phoned us 3 weeks later as said:

"eish madam but you application say you are white woman but this photo ish of the black man?"




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Re: Importing your hunting rifle
« Reply #63 on: July 03, 2008, 12:53:09 pm »
OMG!

Sorry that you are having such bad luck Didi.

Hope everything works out soon.  :flowers:




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Re: Importing your hunting rifle
« Reply #64 on: July 03, 2008, 04:11:09 pm »
I still want to bring my guns here, so I can see I'm still going to have some fun!!!  :2funny: SAKB
21/03/2007-EOI submitted
18/07/2007-Selected from the Pool
07/03/2008-Receive ITA
15/05/2008-ITA Submitted-(hou duim vas)
11/12/2008-PR GRANTED-(thanx a lot!!!)

"Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security, will not have, nor do they deserve, either one." (Benjamin Franklin)

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Re: Importing your hunting rifle
« Reply #65 on: July 04, 2008, 08:02:38 am »
 :P



Offline Hill

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Re: Importing your hunting rifle
« Reply #66 on: August 05, 2008, 11:58:58 am »
I have finally got my export permit. Now it is just a case of finding a way to transport the rifles.
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Hill




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Re: Importing your hunting rifle
« Reply #67 on: October 23, 2008, 06:20:52 am »
I have not been on in a while, so thought I would update everyone about gun licensing in NZ.


1.) Go to cop shop and ask for the necessary forms to fill out.
2.) Complete the forms, pay the fees at a post stop or similar and then hand in forms with receipt of payment at the cop shop. I think you need to include a passport pic as well.
3.) You will then be contacted by a officer who will meet with your references and also inspect the method you will be using to secure your firearms.
4.) You are then required to write a basic test where you need to score 28 out of 30 to pass. It is pretty easy.
5.) Wait for your licence to arrive in the post.
6.) My whole process took about a month.

Good luck. But it is much easier and quicker than the SA licensing.
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Hill




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Re: Importing your hunting rifle
« Reply #68 on: November 04, 2008, 09:17:11 am »
For crying out loud, things just seem so complicated sometimes.

Pickfords have packed up all our stuff except for my rifles that are still at my Dad's place until such time the container get packed for shipping. Now the %&@#ing shipping company is refusing to ship the rifles. Something about piracy or terrorism. Will find out more once my Dad gets to speak to the shipping company itself.

I sommer feel like just selling up everything now and saying stuff the shipping and the companies and the horses they rode in on. Oh by the way you probably noticed that I am more than a little peeved.

It is just that you pay such a lot of money to these guys but they cannot be bothered to to really help.  :cursing:
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Re: Importing your hunting rifle
« Reply #69 on: November 06, 2008, 10:01:58 am »
Does any one have any advice on getting my rifles here.
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Hill




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Re: Importing your hunting rifle
« Reply #70 on: November 08, 2008, 09:13:09 pm »
I am beginning to wonder if anyone is still reading this thread?
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Hill




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Re: Importing your hunting rifle
« Reply #71 on: November 08, 2008, 11:29:34 pm »
pm Didi, she will have all the information you need as I know they brought rifles over.

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Offline Didi77

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Re: Importing your hunting rifle
« Reply #72 on: November 12, 2008, 12:37:13 am »
Hill apologies - I have not been on for a while.

I have been struggling for over 18 months with my permits. SAP is  :knuppel2: :thumbdown: >:( :uglystupid2: :tickedoff: I still do not have export permits.

Anyhow - try contacting this guy in PTA for advise on transport of the rifles: Cherrie Schafer [caskay@iafrica.com]

If you do not come right - give me a PM and I will forward you another guys number.

Pickfords lied to me too about this - lucky I caught them out on it before I used them as someone in this forum warned me.

Good luck!!



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Re: Importing your hunting rifle
« Reply #73 on: March 27, 2009, 11:23:58 am »
OK good news.

I finally got my rifles delivered to NZ.  :clap: I eventually used a seperate export company and although it still took a few2 weeks they finally arrived last week. I feel it was still worth it though as it cost around $1000-00 and replacing the rifles would have cost in excess of $3500-00 and unfortunately selling in SA is not an option.

So I am a happy chappy at the moment. Besides work keeping me so busy I do not get a chance to attend the hunting club meetings.
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Hill