How To Get Computerized Arms License From NADRA In Pakistan?

Ministry of interior issues arms license in Pakistan. It is the only authority which issues and regulates arms & ammunition matters. But recently NADRA and interior department of Punjab, Sindh and KPK have joined hands to bring a new system of governing arms license.

Under this new system NADRA doesn’t issue new arms licenses rather it make it easy for general public to renew their old arms license. But in future it is visioned that NADRA will take control on this whole process and then it will also become weapon license issuing authority.

This new system is named as Computerized Arms License System (CALS). It is also pertinent to note that getting computerized arms license under this new developing system may take up to 12 months or even two years for just renewal of license.

The reason is certain difficulties as they are computerized after manual verification from concerned DCO the original issuer of arms license in Punjab.

Age Limit For Arms License In Pakistan

Every citizen of Pakistan who is 25 years of age, domiciled in Punjab, and possessing National identity Card is eligible to apply for arms license.

How To Apply For New Arms License In Punjab

In Punjab the application form of weapon license are available at local district coordination officer. You can personally visit these offices. Once you fill application form and attach all required documents, these forms are sent to Provincial Home Secretary for full and final approval. You can also download arms license application form by Clicking Here.

Required Documents For New Arms License

These documents are mandatory. Attach them with application form at the time of submission. These are

  1. Copy of your CNIC
  2. Two recent passport size photographs with blue background
  3. Certificate of  your Profession/Service
  4.  In case you are income taxpayer than attach a copy of NTN number
  5. Recommendation from public representatives

Procedure OF Getting Gun License In PunjabArms license in pakistan

The registration procedure in Punjab is as follows:

  1. Fill Personal arms application from and attach all the required documents mentioned above
  2. Get verification from (SHO) Police Station or DSP, SP concerned on filled up Arms License Form
  3. Applicant himself should appear before the Deputy Commissioner along with the copy of Identity Card
  4. Deputy Commissioner will order for the issuance of Arms License on the form
  5. Paste tickets equivalent to Rs. 2000/- for weapon License Form is required
  6. Submit the forms in Arms Licensing Issuing Branch in the D.C. Office.
  7. The temporary copy of the license will be issued. The applicant will purchase arm from registered arms dealer. Its entry will be made in the post office and renewal thereof will be made annually with fee. (this not the end of procedure)
  8. You have to write application to secretary interior ministry for requesting the approval of your filled application.
  9. The secretary will issue demand note upon approval of application. Once you acquire demand note you have six month to complete rest of the procedure.
  10. Now again you have to pay fee amounting Rs.5000 with National Bank Of Pakistan (any branch).
  11. Then buy your weapon from licensed gun dealer. He will put the number of weapon with his official stamp on demand note.
  12. Then visit concerned DCO office. Get his endorsement with stamp on demand note. Also register your weapon with arms branch in kacherhi (district court).
  13. After this whole exercise you have to wait for at least 4-8 month before licensing authority issues you arms/weapon license.
  14. They will also inform you via SMS or you can send them your tracking ID to know the status of you application.

This is how you can get you very first 30. bore pistol licence in Punjab.

Arms License Fee Structure In Pakistan As Applicable In 2017

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List of fee structures as per Arms Rule 2017 is given below

License categoryInitial feeRenewal fee
Prohibited Bore Weapon

(a) Personal arms license

(b) Institutional license/private security company



2000/- per annum

2000/- per annum

Non- Prohibited Bore Weapon

(a) Personal arms license

(b) Institutional license/private security company



1000/- per annum

1000/- per annum

Extending validity to whole of Pakistan5000/-
Revalidation fee1400/-
Processing fee1400
Duplicate fee1000
Increase in number of cartridge10/- for each bullet.
Change of bore1000/-
Transfer on inheritance basis1000/-
Fee structure pertaining to Manufacturing, Repairing and keep for sale etc

License for keeping or sale of arms, ammunition or military stores

License for manufacturing500,000/-200,000/-
License for Repairing20,000/-10,000/-
Enhancement of quota

i. Per bullet

ii. Per weapon



Transportation fee

i. Per bullet

ii. Per weapon



Fee for change of place of business100,000/-
Duplicate license fee25,000/-
Transfer on inheritance basis25,000/-

How To Apply For Computerized Arms License From NADRA

To strengthen the arms governing system, NADRA in initial stage will issue only smart cards. Remember NADRA only renews gun license. For this purpose, NADRA Pakistan has started its operation in Islamabad, Lahore, Sargodha, Multan, Peshawar, Quetta, Hyderabad, Sukkur & Karachi. Additional information regarding NADRA registration centers is below.

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So if you still have old book type arms license than you should certainly visit NADRA office. Get computerized and renew arms license from NADRA before the expiry of grace period.

Requirements For renewal Of Arms License At NADRA

For the purpose of renewal of weapon licence in Pakistan you have to keep following documents with you:

  1. Application Form
  2. Copy of License issued by MOI
  3. Copy of CNIC
  4. Fee deposit slip

Procedure For Renewal At Arm License Facilitation Center

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The license renewal procedure consists of main 6 steps.

Step 1- Get Token

This the first step in which they will give you token after verification of below documents;

  1. Your original CNIC
  2. Original old weapon License (in case it’s lost then copy of FIR)
  3. Pay slip of UBL-Omni (Which is Rs.1400)
  4. In case retainer, he himself along with original CNIC must appear

Step 2- Picture/ Thumb Impression

After that when your number arrives, they will take photos of you along with finger impression. In case retainer, his photographs and finger impression are also taken.

Step 3- Data Entry

At that time keep original required documents with you. Enter your complete and accurate record. In case retainer, he will also have to enter his accurate data. Once it’s complete, again check it for any spelling mistake.

Step 4- Printed Form

Now its time to get printed form. Check it if there is any mistake. If not than sign it and hand it over to the concerned officer.

Step 5- Get Certificate

Now, Nadra official will scan your all documents while retaining your original arms license. In it’s place they will issue you certificate after sign of officer in charge. This certificate is alternate of license and it will expire after 3 months.

Step 6-  Scrutiny of Documents

For checking and scrutiny all documents will be sent to concerned DCO office. After complete scrutiny you will obtain your renew computerized arms license from NADRA. This process can take 2 to 3 months after the submission of application provided that all other requirements have been fulfilled.


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How To Track Computerized Arms License In Pakistan?

You can also check the status of application by send your tracking ID number on 8200.

What Is The Validity & Expiry Of Arms License Issued By Govt. Of Punjab?

The arms license of Government of Punjab is valid within the whole of Punjab and it will expire every 31 December of the year for which it is valid.

Is There Any grace Period For Renewal Of weapon License?

Yes Govt. has provided grace period which is initial three months of calendar year. This period is given to every license holder in order to get his arms license renewed without any penalty.

What If You Failed To Renew Your License Within Grace Period?

If you have failed to renew your arms license don’t worry. Just appear in concerned NADRA center and submit prescribed fee along with penalty. The license will be renewed on satisfaction of the issuing authority about the delay.

Punjab Arms License Online Tracking

The Punjab the licencing authority has also started online tracking service to check application status. You can Visit and check your own status.

Features of Computerized Arms License NADRA

Here are some of the features of the computerized card that NADRA is currently offering:

  • Applicant photo on both side of card.
  • Easy verification of applicant particulars.
  • Easy verification of weapon: Card bears weapon information for instant verification.
  • Weapon Owner Track-ability Via CNIC.
  • Foolproof and Secure Document by introducing various security features in the card.
  • Machine readability through bar code.
  • Secure Lamination on both sides with GOP Logos that are visible under ultraviolet light.
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M. Mateen
I'm a professional practicing Lawer at Rawalpindi District Courts of Pakistan. I graduated from the International Islamic University of Islamabad in the faculty of Shria (LLB). Right now I am a student of LLM/M.Phil in Corporate Law.


  1. Moeen Ahmad from wah cantt taxila

    i am a FG school chowkidar please help me in lisence case now you tell me how to make lacense without any charges

  2. Bhai jan mein ne arm licence banwana hai,plz help me reply my email address&motivate me

  3. Salaam sir mery pass Book wala kpk pashwar ka licence ha or 2021 tk renew b ha kia mn os ko computerised krwa sakta hn mn Jhelum punjab se hn

  4. new licence kesy banta ha

  5. Salaam Sir mn out of country hn or ab Pakistan gia tha but mera licence computerised ni hova uno ne objection lagya k ye DCO Peshawar ka ha hum kpk ka licence abi computerised ni kr rehy mn ex Miltary person hn osi base pr book license banwaya tha or 2021 tk renew b ha abi tk punjab se renew b ni ho saka please es bary koi advise dien k kesy computerised ho saky ga

  6. slaam sir,
    me ne licence bnwany ke lye sary documeint submit kr dye licence office waly kehty he ke ab licence fee zyada ho gai he.abi fee nhi le skty jb tk new notifaction nhi milta.plz ye bta de k new notifaction kb tk ho ga.or new arms licence fee ktni he ab..plz reply me.

  7. me ne abbottabad arms licence office me documints jma kye he.

  8. I want to convert my punjab lisecnce to all pakistan also change 12bore to 30 bore…is it possible????

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