Manufacture of weapons and ammunition (

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The following formalities are performed by responsible authorities and can also be handled via the Point of Single Contact if necessary. Please specify the location via Change selection. If you choose "To the responsible Point of Single Contact for ..." (if available), the contact details of the responsible Point of Single Contact are displayed. The contact details of the competent authority/-ies are displayed after choosing the formality.

Formalities according to the Services Directive

Formalities according to the Services Directive

For taking-up and pursuit of a service the follwoing specific service-related formalities (authorisations and notifications) must always be obeyed:

To the responsible Point of Single Contact

The following authorisations and notifications may be required:

  • European firearms pass; application

    If you want to take firearms and ammunition with you when travelling to or through other states that are members of the European Union, you need a European Firearms Pass, which is issued by the district administrative authority responsible for you - the Landratsamt or Kreisfreie Stadt.

  • Weapons and ammunition; application for a transfer and carry permit

    You need a permit to bring and take weapons or ammunition into, through or out of the area of application of the Weapons Act.

Formalities relating to the employment of workers

Formalities relating to the employment of workers

If you would like to hire an employee you need to proceed with the following steps. These formalities CANNOT be processed through the Point of Single Contact.

If the employment is terminated you also have to inform the authorities where the employee has been registered.

  • Posting of workers to Germany; registration and other obligations

    When posting employees to Germany, the Employee Posting Act must be observed. This law obliges both employers based in Germany and employers based abroad who employ workers in Germany to comply with statutory and, in certain sectors, collectively agreed working conditions. In addition, employers are subject to further obligations.

Characteristics and key concepts of the service

This service includes:

  • Manufacture of heavy arms (artillery, heavy guns on self-propelled gun carriages, missile launchers, torpedo launchers, heavy machine guns)
  • Manufacture of small arms (pistols and revolvers, shot guns, automatic guns, light machine guns)
  • Manufacture of air or gas guns and pistols
  • Manufacture of warshot ammunition
  • Manufacture of hunting, sports, or defense firearms, and ammunition
  • Manufacture of explosive devices such as bombs, mines, and torpedoes


  • Artillerieausrüstung (Waffen und Munition), H.
  • Bolzenviehtötungsapparate, H.
  • Büchsenmacherei (H.v. Handelswaffen)
  • Büchsenmacherin
  • Federdruckgewehre und -pistolen, H.
  • Fernlenkgeschosse, H.
  • Feuerwaffen, H.
  • Gasdruckgewehre und -pistolen , H.
  • Geschütze (Kriegswaffen), H.
  • Gewehre , H.
  • Granaten (Artilleriemunition, Handgranaten), H.
  • Handelswaffen , H.
  • Handgranaten (Artilleriemunition), H.
  • Harpunen, H.
  • Jagdwaffen und Munition, H.
  • Kampfmunition, H.
  • Kartuschen für Nietwerkzeuge, H.
  • Kleinkalibergewehre, H.
  • Kleinwaffen , H.
  • Kugeln für Waffen, H.
  • Leinenschießgeräte, H.
  • Leuchtpistolen, H.
  • Luftgewehre und -pistolen, H.
  • Minen, (Kampfmittel), H.
  • Patronen für Waffen , H.
  • Pistolen , H.
  • Reizstoffpistolen, H.
  • Revolver , H.
  • Schalldämpfer für Waffen, H.
  • Scheintodpistolen, H.
  • Schießbedarf für Waffen , H.
  • Schlagstöcke, H.
  • Schreckschusspistolen , H.
  • Schrot für Handelswaffen, H.
  • Schusswaffen, H.
  • Schutzfeuerwaffen, H.
  • Signalpistolen, H.
  • Sportfeuerwaffen, H.
  • Sprengkörper , H.
  • Starterpistolen, H.
  • Torpedos, H.
  • Tränengassprühdosen, H.
  • Viehtötungsapparate, nichtelektrische, H.
  • Waffen , H.
  • Wetterkanonen, H.