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wish you would ship me a nice lee metford - i have a gaping hole in my collection where that belongs , 
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Hoadie, There is NO requirement that a person must be a Canadian citizen or even live in Canada. The easiest and most common way to start the process is to take a course in Canada from a PAL/RPAL instructor. I have taught people from other countries that happened to be nearby when I had a course scheduled.

In BC, there are instructors that have traveled outside the province and taught a course elsewhere, such as in Alaska. This requires extra expenses for the instructor to travel with the training pieces and computer for training aids. Once the student passes the course, he or she is given a course report, an addressed envelope, and an application which can be mailed to the Central Firearms Office once it is filled out. Also needed is a letter on letterhead from the student's residence area regarding their criminal record.

Next, the course report, application form, a passport size photo, and payment in Canadian pesos is mailed away. A first PAL often takes 10 to 12 weeks due mostly to the lack of speed of any federal bureaucrat.  Once this is done and the waiting time is over, the PAL card is mailed to the address that the student provides, whatever the country.

Hope this helps.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote hoadie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 06 2019 at 4:17am
yes it does...somewhat.
You would never get an instructor from here to do that.
(& I suspect that there would be border issues on that, nowadays. USBS may view it as "working without a permit" stateside.
No matter, we have established that it IS possible, although quite a rarity.

The issue of export still stands, though. The American doesn't require a PAL, if a Canadian is sending it to him / her. He / she still has to have the proper AMERICAN licences, & an ATFB agent to work with.

I found ATFB to be VERY helpful & understanding when I wanted to take my Enfield to Mississippi (where I 1st met Rhino), to shoot with Cookie & Rhino.
She expedited the forms & permits & followed up with phone calls to ensure I was looked after. (And they have never charged me anything!)
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That's very intersting to hear about being able to be a PAL lic holder. Im just to busy to do that right now until I fully retire in 5 years or so, maybe less. I do have a local ATF shop here in my city, been busy do to Christmas and stuff.

I think that if you own the rifle being authorized to buy it in the country that your in. One just needs to file the proper paper work to ATF state side to bring the rifle into the USA. Once approved, then you can bring it in, takes 90-120 days for a responses from ATF. A importer then isn't required, unless you have not took legal control of it before it crossed the boarder.

I could be very wrong though. But that's basically what I remember from my experience buying shotguns in Turkey and talking to AF guys who bought them waiting to go back home who had their paper work returned or waiting for it.
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Originally posted by Tonsper Tonsper wrote:

Hoadie, There is NO requirement that a person must be a Canadian citizen or even live in Canada. The easiest and most common way to start the process is to take a course in Canada from a PAL/RPAL instructor. I have taught people from other countries that happened to be nearby when I had a course scheduled.

In BC, there are instructors that have traveled outside the province and taught a course elsewhere, such as in Alaska. This requires extra expenses for the instructor to travel with the training pieces and computer for training aids. Once the student passes the course, he or she is given a course report, an addressed envelope, and an application which can be mailed to the Central Firearms Office once it is filled out. Also needed is a letter on letterhead from the student's residence area regarding their criminal record.

Next, the course report, application form, a passport size photo, and payment in Canadian pesos is mailed away. A first PAL often takes 10 to 12 weeks due mostly to the lack of speed of any federal bureaucrat.  Once this is done and the waiting time is over, the PAL card is mailed to the address that the student provides, whatever the country.

Hope this helps.



This is pretty much how my South African buddy told me how it was when he took his in Kelowna.
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