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Apply for a European firearms pass


The European firearms pass is valid for 5 years and can be extended twice for 5 years at a time.

Only weapons for which you have a valid permit for the purchase and possession of weapons (gun ownership card or hunting license) are entered in your European Firearms Pass. Up to 10 weapons are entered in the European Firearms Pass. If you wish to take more weapons with you, you will receive another European Firearms Pass.

You may take the corresponding ammunition with you for the registered weapons, but only as much as you are likely to need. Experience has shown that you will need less ammunition as a hunter than as a marksman.

The European firearms pass is no guarantee that you are actually allowed to take the registered weapons into the country. You should therefore check before traveling whether you are allowed to take the weapons with you to the country in question. In addition to the European firearms pass, you must also carry an identification document and the firearms ownership card in which the firearms are registered. It is also advisable to carry an invitation from the hunting club or the hunting license for the country or confirmation of registration for a shooting competition.

The European firearms pass is not an import document and does not entitle you to take firearms or ammunition abroad permanently. You will need other permits for this.

You must have a valid permit for the purchase and possession of the weapons (e.g. hunting license or gun ownership card) that are to be entered in the European firearms pass.

  • Identity card or passport (copy)
  • Weapons possession card (WBK) or hunting license
  • Current photograph (not older than 1 year, at least 45 x 35 millimeters in size, with a light background)

Please contact the weapons authority in your district. If you live in Dessau-Roßlau, please also contact the weapons authority.

If you live in Halle or Magdeburg, please contact the respective police department.

You must apply for the European firearms pass at the competent firearms authority. Submit the application together with the required documents.

The firearms authority will issue you with the European firearms pass if you meet the necessary requirements.

You can use the NWR identification numbers (NWR ID) to complete the application more quickly:

  • Your personal NWR ID (P or F NWR ID) for your personal details
  • the permit NWR ID for the firearms permit (E-NWR ID)
  • the weapon or weapon part NWR ID (W or T NWR ID).

You can obtain the NWR IDs on request from the relevant weapons authority.

Bavarian State Ministry of the Interior, for Sport and Integration

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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