Armed transportation of money; application for weapons permits

If you are a cash-in-transit company and want to carry your weapons on commercial cross-border road transports of euro cash through Germany, you need permits under weapons law.

Description

Prerequisites

Carry permit

  • Minimum age 18 years
  • Reliability
  • Personal suitability
  • Expertise
  • Need

If you have your habitual 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 to 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 license

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

For further details, please contact 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 euros
    • Small arms license: between 30 and 150 euros

Status:13.09.2023

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

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