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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Apply for a gun ownership card (red) as an expert or expert


If you need weapons or ammunition for an activity as an expert or expert, you need a permit for this. Scientific or technical purposes, testing, assessment or investigation and similar purposes are recognised as reasons. As proof of a scientific activity, publications or other evidence of expertise will usually be requested from you. An expert activity is to be separated from a collecting activity. A public-law appointment and swearing-in by a chamber of crafts is not required of you. The permit is usually issued to you for firearms or ammunition of any kind.

You can obtain permission as follows:

  • You submit an application and submit the necessary documents
  • the required documents will be checked, if necessary you must submit further necessary documents later
  • Your age, your reliability, your personal suitability, your expertise and your needs are tested (§ 4 Abs. 1 Nr. 1-4 WaffG)
  • the decision under weapons law is made

Please contact your county's weapons department. If you live in Dessau-Roßlau, please also contact the weapons authority.

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

  • You have reached the age of 18.
  • They are reliable within the meaning of the Weapons Act.
  • They are personally suitable within the meaning of the Weapons Act.
  • You are knowledgeable within the meaning of the Weapons Act.
  • They have a need in the sense of the Weapons Act. You need firearms or ammunition for an activity as an expert or expert.
  • Proof of your expertise
  • Proof of your needs, for example future assignments for expert work with firearms (in the case of scientific activity, for example, publications to prove your expertise)
  • Proof (certificates or safety reports) that your weapons and ammunition are safely stored

Administration fee: EUR 250

Period of validity of the permit: usually indefinite
Display Acquisition: within 2 weeks, unless weapon is possessed for a maximum of 3 months
Advertisement Provided: within 2 weeks

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Ministry of the Interior of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

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