The FID card Cambridge is issued to applicants under the age of 21 but those older than 15 years. The license is valid for a period of 6 years. Applicants under the age of 18 are required to have parental permission before submitting their application. In this post, we will be taking a quick look at the steps you need to take when applying for the FID card.
Complete a gun safety course
Massachusetts has some of the strictest gun laws in the United States. One requirement that you cannot circumvent when applying for a gun license in Cambridge is having a gun safety certificate from a certified trainer. These courses are offered by both private companies and the local police departments. The course only takes a few hours and covers the basics on gun laws in Cambridge, how to handle a gun and you will spend time on the firing range. Upon the successful completion of the course, you will be awarded with a gun safety certificate. This is required when applying for an FID card Cambridge.
Visit the local police department
With the gun safety certificate in hand, the next thing you need to do is to visit the Cambridge police station location at 125 6th Street. First time applicants are required to visit the station from 2 in the afternoon. The services are not available on Fridays and weekends. For a renewal, services are available from 8.30am on weekdays. Don’t forget to bring proper identification.
There are costs that come with the application for an FID card Cambridge. This money is paid to the local police department which is the license issuing authority. A non-refundable fee of $100 is required. This can be paid in cash or check. Applicants under the age of 18 accompanies by their guardian with a letter pay $25. If you are applying for the FID Chemical (Pepper Spray), the fee is $25. First time applicants must submit the application forms in person.
Even after completing the gun safety course and getting the gun safety certificate, it is good to note that not every applicant ends up qualifying for the FID card. There are so many additional considerations that are made to ascertain if an applicant is a good fit. Here are some of the things that will be considered:
- Criminal record
- Your mental health
Applicants are also required to bring a number of documents. Here is a list of the crucial documents:
- A utility bill that has your name. Cell phone bills are not accepted.
- Typed notarization letter from the person you reside with is required if you don’t have a utility bill with your name.
- Massachusetts’ driver’s license or identification card that displays your Cambridge address
- Passport or birth certificate
- Naturalization certificate
- Original gun safety certificate
- 2 types letters from references who must be non-family
- Typed letter to the Deputy DeFrancesco stating reason for applying for the FID card
Following these simple steps will guide you when applying for an FID card Cambridge.