Hunting licence granted to foreigners

The hunting licence shall be issued by the lower hunting authorities if the applicant fulfils the following conditions: Passed hunter test. In Germany, the exact regulation of the hunter test is the responsibility of the federal states. The hunter test concludes with a complex, three-part, state examination. Proof of hunting liability insurance (at least €50,000 for property damage and at least €500,000 for personal injury) personal reliability according to the Arms Act (WaffG), which requires, among other things, a flawless certificate of leadership Minimum age 18 years, with at the earliest 16 years of age, the restricted youth hunting license can be issued by the lower hunting authority. Hunting licences are also available for falconers and foreign nationals.

Documents to be submitted when applying for a hunting certificate for foreigners: Certified copy and German translation of proof of passed hunter test Identity card/passport Hunting Liability Insurance Policy two passport pictures for the initial application further documents at the request of the lower hunting authority


Forms already available online from the lower hunting authorities

Preconditions
The practice of hunting requires a passed hunter test, an existing hunting liability insurance and personal and physical suitability.

Hints
In parallel with the issue of a new hunting licence, hunting permits for consideration and leased hunting district land must also be submitted for registration. In a justified individual case, the lower hunting authority may request the personal appearance of the applicant.
Procedures for issuing juvenile hunting licences, falconer hunting licences and foreigner hunting licences require in some cases further documents, which are requested by the lower hunting authority in individual cases by the applicant.

Request for a hunting licence in writing to the lower hunting authority, where the hunt is to be practised or where the habitual stay takes place.

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Ministry of Agriculture, Environment and Climate Protection (MLUK) of the State of Brandenburg, Division 3
VL-MLUK-Abteilung3@MLUK.Brandenburg.de , +49 331 866 7601 (Secretariat)

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