Weapons and ammunition; application for a permit to bring them into, through or out of the Federal Republic of Germany

Do you want to permanently export weapons or ammunition from Germany to other countries, permanently import them into Germany or transport them through Germany? Then you need a permit.

Description

Prerequisites

Import to Germany

If you wish to permanently import weapons and ammunition into Germany, you must fulfill the following requirements:

  • The recipient must have a weapons possession card (WBK) that authorizes him/her to acquire and possess these weapons.
  • If the recipient and transporter are not the same person, the transporter also needs a firearms possession card (WBK) authorizing him to acquire and possess these weapons, but not the commercial carrier
  • You need an export license (if required) (when importing from a member state of the European Union (EU), Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Iceland)

Transit through Germany

If you wish to transport weapons and ammunition through Germany, you must fulfill the following requirements:

  • The transporter must have a firearms possession card (WBK) authorizing him/her to acquire and possess these weapons and ammunition.
  • You need an export and/or import permit (if required) (for member states of the European Union (EU), Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Iceland)

Export from Germany

If you wish to permanently export weapons and ammunition from Germany, you must fulfill the following requirements:

  • The transporter must have a firearms possession card (WBK) authorizing him to acquire and possess these weapons. Shipper and transporter can be the same person.
  • You need an import permit (if required) (if exporting to a member state of the European Union (EU), Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Iceland).

Procedure

You must apply for the permit from the relevant firearms authority. Submit the application together with the required documents.

The weapons authority will grant you the permit if you meet the necessary requirements.

Deadlines

none

Required documents

  • The following documents are required:

    • Identity card or passport (copy)
    • Import to Germany
      • Import from a member state of the European Union (EU), Switzerland, Liechtenstein or Iceland
        • Weapons possession card (copy) of the recipient and/or the transporter
        • Consent of the state (if required) or proof that no consent is required
      • Import from a third country (other countries)
        • Weapons possession card (copy) of the recipient and/or the transporter
    • Transit through Germany
      • Transit through Germany from a member state of the European Union (EU), Switzerland, Liechtenstein or Iceland
        • Weapons possession card (copy) of the transporter
        • Consent of the state (if required) or proof that no consent is required
      • Transit through Germany from a third country
        • Weapons possession card (copy) of the transporter
    • Export from Germany
      • Weapons possession card (copy) of the transporter
      • Consent of the state (if required) or proof that no consent is required

Fees

  • The fees for the permit are between EUR 25 and EUR 500.

Remedy

Administrative court proceedings; information

Administrative court action

Status:09.02.2024

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

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