If you intend to travel with firearm(s) to another EEA country, you can apply for a European Firearms Pass. If you are travelling outside the EEA, you must submit a declaration (a temporary exportlicence) to Norwegian Customs at the border.
For temporary export of firearms – for example, in connection with hunting or competition abroad - you must, as a general rule, submit a customs export declaration for the firearm(s) before crossing the border out of Norway.
Firearms Pass if travelling within the EU/EEA
The customs declaration requirement does not apply if:
- you have a valid European Firearms Pass for the firearm(s), and
- the firearm(s) will be temporary exported for less than three months, and
- you are travelling within the EU/EEA.
To obtain a Firearm Pass - contact the police.
If you have a valid European Firearms Pass, you do not need to declare the firearm(s) to Norwegian Customs when leaving and entering Norway. This means you may use the green channel.
Travel to Sweden with firearms
The Swedish customs authorities have a registration scheme for the temporary import of firearms into Sweden. You can register the firearm online at the Swedish customs’ website www.tullverket.se or at a Swedish customs office. You should also check the Swedish regulations regarding the import of certain weapon components like a silencer/suppressor or a telescopic sight.
The export of silencers/suppressors from Norway may also be subject to regulations.
For more information, check www.eksportkontroll.no
If you do not have a Firearms Pass or are travelling outside the EEA
If you do not have a valid European Firearms Pass or are travelling to a country outside the EEA, you must declare the firearm(s) to Norwegian Customs upon leaving and entering the country. You can submit a declaration for one trip, valid for up to one year.
Declaration concerning the temporary export (a temporary exportlicence) of a firearm may be downloaded from the Norwegian police’s website.
You must complete the declaration in duplicate. When leaving Norway, you must use the red channel and submit your declaration to Norwegian Customs. Norwegian Customs will take one copy. You must submit the second copy to Norwegian Customs when you return to Norway.
Remember to carry your firearms card when travelling with firearms. The firearms card shows that you are the legal owner of the firearm.
Travel with a borrowed firearm
For questions concerning travelling to or from Norway with a Firearm that you have borrowed from others, please contact the police on phone 0 28 00 or visit www.politi.no for more information.
If you move abroad and want to take your firearm(s), parts thereof, or ammunition, you must obtain a permit from the police to export these from Norway.
Check the regulations of the country you are travelling to
Remember to check the regulations that apply in the country you are travelling to. You should make sure that the European Firearms Pass is sufficient, or whether national schemes also apply to you.
Crossing the border with firearms, parts thereof, and ammunition
When you cross the border with firearms, parts thereof, and ammunition, you should – as a general rule - present the firearms and documentation to the Norwegian Customs for inspection.
Use the red channel
If you have a valid permit from the police for importing or exporting a firearm
Use the red channel
If you have purchased a firearm abroad, regardless of whether it is within or exceeds the value limit.
Exceptions:Use the green channel
If you have a valid European weapons pass and are travelling within the EU/EEA
Norwegian Customs may seize firearms revealed during green channel inspections even if the permit is in order. The only exception is if you are travelling with a valid european weapons pass.
Contact the police
The police are responsible for the regulations regarding the import and export of firearms, parts thereof, and ammunition. Contact the police by calling +47 0 28 00 or visiting politi.no
Regulations and guidelines
- Norwegian Firearms Act (lovdata.no)
- Norwegian Firearms Regulations (lovdata.no)
- Prohibited and Approved Firearms (lovdata.no)
- The Governor of Svalbard’s Firearms Guidelines (sysselmannen.no)
- Travel with Firearms (toll.no)
- Import of Firearms for Private Citizens (toll.no)
- The Norwegian Police's regulations
- Commercial import of firearms (toll.no)
- Export of strategic goods, defence-related products, dual use items, technology and services (mfa.no)