Armed transport of cash; application for weapons permits

If, as a cash-in-transit company, you wish to transport your weapons by road through Germany on a commercial basis, you will require a weapons permit. These can be issued by the district administrative authority in whose district your border crossing into Germany takes place or in whose district your destination is located. As a rule, you will need a carry permit and a weapons licence.

Description

Permission to take weapons or ammunition into, through or out of the area of application of the Weapons Act (import, transit, export)

A firearm or ammunition is taken along by anyone who brings this firearm or ammunition temporarily on a journey without relinquishing possession for use across the border into, through or out of the area of application of the Act.

The following permits refer to the carrying of firearms or ammunition in accordance with Annex 1 to the Weapons Act, Section 3, Categories A 1.2 to C (classification of firearms or ammunition into Categories A to C in accordance with the Weapons Directive) into, through or out of the area of application of the Weapons Act, which extends to the entire national territory of the Federal Republic of Germany.

If you wish to take the above-mentioned weapons or other weapons, the acquisition and possession of which require a permit, into or through the area of application of the Weapons Act, the district administrative authority in whose district your border crossing into Germany takes place or which is responsible for your destination may issue you with a permit if the requirements of Section 4, Paragraph 1, Nos. 1 to 4 of the Weapons Act are met.

Weapons licence

If, as a cash-in-transit company, you wish to take your firearms to Germany not only in a state in which they are not ready to be fired or accessed, but also in order to guard the cash transport, you will require a firearms licence in addition to the carry permit.

For alarm, irritant and signal weapons with the "PTB mark", a so-called small firearms licence is required. You do not need a firearms license to transport firearms that are not ready to fire or ready to be accessed.

Prerequisites

Carry permit

  • Minimum age 18 years
  • Reliability
  • Personal suitability
  • Expert knowledge
  • Need

If you have your normal place of residence in another member state and wish to take weapons with you (import, export or transit), permission to do so will only be granted if you are the holder of a European firearms pass issued by that member state and the weapons are entered in the European firearms pass.

If you are a citizen of a third country, permission to take weapons through the area of application of the law into another member state also requires, insofar as the consent of the other member state is required, its prior consent.

You do not need permission to take weapons into or through the area of application of the Weapons Act (import, transit) for which you have a permit to acquire or possess under the Weapons Act.

Weapons licence

  • Minimum age 18 years
  • Reliability
  • Personal suitability
  • Expert knowledge
  • Need
  • Insurance
  • for small firearms license: only minimum age 18 years, personal suitability and reliability

Further details can be obtained from the district administrative authority responsible for you, in whose district the border crossing into Germany takes place or in whose district your destination is located.

Required documents

  • Identity card or passport
  • Proof of insurance against liability in the amount of 1 million euros - lump sum for personal injury and property damage
  • Certificate of competence
  • documents which show that you are carrying out guarding assignments which require the guarding of a cash transport

    No special justification is required for a small arms license.

Fees

    • Carry permit: between 25 and 500 euros
    • Firearms license: between 100 and 500 Euro
    • Small firearms licence: between 30 and 150 euros

Status: 11.11.2021

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium des Innern, für Sport und Integration

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