The European Firearms Pass allows holders of firearms possession cards to temporarily carry weapons and ammunition when visiting another EU member state or Schengen state. It only allows a short-term, cross-border transport of your weapons for a purpose that is covered by your weapons legal need (e.g. hunting trip, participation in shooting sports event).
The European Firearms Pass is valid for 5 years and can be renewed twice for 5 years each time.
Only weapons for which you have a valid permit to acquire and possess (weapons possession card) will be entered in your European Firearms Pass. A maximum of 10 weapons can be entered in the European Firearms Pass.
You may take the corresponding ammunition for the registered weapons, but only as much as you expect to need. As a hunter, experience shows that you will need less ammunition than as a sport shooter.
Not every weapon that is registered in the European Firearms Pass may automatically be taken abroad. The respective firearms regulations of the host state and all states that are passed through must be observed. Appropriate permits from states to be visited must be obtained in advance. Therefore, please inform yourself comprehensively about the respective firearms regulations in force in the countries before your trip.
When traveling, in addition to the European Firearms Pass, you must carry an identification document as well as the weapons ownership card in which the weapons are registered. It is also advisable to carry an invitation from the hunting club or the hunting license for the country or a confirmation of registration for a shooting competition.
The European Firearms Pass is not an import document and does not authorize you to permanently transfer firearms or ammunition abroad. For this you need other permits.