Permission to carry weapons or ammunition within, by or under the scope of the Arms Act, for persons habitually resident in a third country

Permission to carry firearms or ammunition in accordance with Appendix 1 Section 3 (categories A 1.2 to D) and other weapons or ammunition whose acquisition and possession require authorisation may be granted within or through the scope of the act if the conditions of Section 4 (1) no. 1 to 4 are met. The permit may be granted for a period of up to one year for one or more take-away operations and may be renewed several times for one year at a time. For persons from a third country, the scope of the law applies to the scope of the law to another Member State, Section 3 (2), in accordance with Section 3 (categories A 1.2 to D) in accordance with Annex 1. Permission to carry firearms or ammunition in accordance with Appendix 1, Section 3 (categories A 1.2 to D) and other weapons or ammunition which require authorisation to be acquired and possessed may be granted to another Member State if the applicant: 1. is entitled to acquire and possess the weapons in accordance with this Act; 2. the prior consent required by the law of the other Member State is available, and 3. safe transport by the applicant is ensured. Paragraph 1 sentence 2 applies accordingly. A licence referred to in paragraph 1 may be granted to persons who are habitually resident in another Member State and who wish to carry firearms in accordance with Annex 1, Section 3 (categories A 1.2 to D) and who wish to carry ammunition intended for that purpose in accordance with paragraph 1, only if they hold a European firearms passport issued by that Member State and the weapons are registered in the European Firearms Passport. (If they can prove the reason for the take-away, hold a European Firearms Passport and the weapons are registered in the European Firearms Passport, there is no need for a permit in accordance with paragraph 1 or paragraph 1a for: 1. hunters carrying up to three long-range weapons in accordance with Annex 1, Section 3, of categories C and D and the ammunition intended for that purpose within the meaning of Paragraph 13 (1) (2) (5) (5) for the purpose of hunting; 2. sport shooters carrying up to six firearms in accordance with Appendix 1, Section 3 of categories B, C or D, and the ammunition intended for that purpose for the purpose of shooting; 3. Customs shooters carrying up to three single-loader or repeater long guns in accordance with Appendix 1, Section 3 of categories C and D, and the ammunition intended for that purpose to participate in a customary event. For the purposes described in paragraph s. 1 to 3, persons habitually resident in a third country may be authorised to use the weapons and ammunition referred to therein, by way of derogation from paragraph 1, unless facts justify the assumption that the conditions set out in Paragraph 4(1) (2) do not exist.

Written application


Written form requirement (perspective: online procedure)

Preconditions
The applicant must be entitled to acquire and possess the weapons in accordance with this Act, present the prior consent required by the law of the other Member State and ensure safe transport.
Written application to the competent weapons authority. Written decision of the Arms Authority.

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Ministry of the Interior and Local Government

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Last update or date of publication
15.04.2020