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Weapons transportation: Permit

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

If you wish to transfer firearms or ammunition across borders into the area of application of the Weapons Act, into other member states of the European Union or into Switzerland, you require a permit.

Prerequisites:

  • The recipient is authorized to acquire or possess these weapons or ammunition and
  • safe transportation by a person authorized to acquire or possess these weapons or ammunition is guaranteed.

If firearms or ammunition are to be brought to Germany from another Member State of the European Union, the permit is issued as consent to the other Member State's permit for the transfer in question.

If the destination is another Member State of the European Union, its consent is also required.


Who should I contact?

To your district or district-free city (weapons authority).

Which documents are required?
  • Details of the transferor and the transferee,
  • details of the weapons,
  • delivery address.

Further documents/evidence may be required. It is therefore recommended that you contact the competent authority in advance.

ATTENTION:
The weapons authority can only issue the corresponding transfer permit if the competent authority of the recipient state has given its prior consent (import permit).

What are the fees?

The amount of the fee is based on the State Ordinance on Administrative Fees (VwGebV SH) (tariff item 25.1.56). It is calculated according to the number of items applied for (different weapons/ammunition).

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

None

Legal basis
  • §§ 29 ff. Weapons Act (WaffG),
  • § Section 29 of the General Weapons Act Ordinance (AWaffV),
  • State ordinance on administrative fees (VwGebV SH) (tariff item 25.1.56)
What else should I know?

This service does not apply to the personal carrying of weapons, for example as a marksman.

In certain cases there is an obligation to notify the Federal Criminal Police Office (see § 34 WaffG).

Before taking weapons to another country, it is advisable to find out in advance about the weapons regulations applicable there. The respective embassies/consulates are available for this purpose. Irrespective of the legal firearms regulations, the customs regulations must also be observed.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Who should I contact?

To your district or district-free city (weapons authority).

Which documents are required?

  • Details of the transferor and the transferee,
  • details of the weapons,
  • delivery address.

Further documents/evidence may be required. It is therefore recommended that you contact the competent authority in advance.

ATTENTION:
The weapons authority can only issue the corresponding transfer permit if the competent authority of the recipient state has given its prior consent (import permit).

What are the fees?

The amount of the fee is based on the State Ordinance on Administrative Fees (VwGebV SH) (tariff item 25.1.56). It is calculated according to the number of items applied for (different weapons/ammunition).

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

None

Legal basis

  • §§ 29 ff. Weapons Act (WaffG),
  • § Section 29 of the General Weapons Act Ordinance (AWaffV),
  • State ordinance on administrative fees (VwGebV SH) (tariff item 25.1.56)

What else should I know?

This service does not apply to the personal carrying of weapons, for example as a marksman.

In certain cases there is an obligation to notify the Federal Criminal Police Office (see § 34 WaffG).

Before taking weapons to another country, it is advisable to find out in advance about the weapons regulations applicable there. The respective embassies/consulates are available for this purpose. Irrespective of the legal firearms regulations, the customs regulations must also be observed.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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