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Travelling with weapons

You can apply for a European Weapons Pass if you intend to travel with weapons to another EEA country. If you are travelling outside the EEA, you must submit a declaration to Norwegian Customs at the border.

If you are going to remove the weapon abroad temporarily – for example, in connection with a hunt or competition – you must generally submit a customs export declaration for the firearm.

Weapons Pass if travelling within the EU/EEA

The customs declaration requirement does not apply if:

  • you have a valid European Weapons Pass for the weapon in question, and
  • the firearm will be removed for less than three months, and
  • you are travelling within the EU/EEA.

You apply to the police for the weapons pass.

If you have a valid European Weapons Pass, you do not need to declare the weapon to Norwegian Customs when leaving and entering Norway. This means you may use the green channel.

Travelling to Sweden with weapons

The Swedish customs authorities have a registration scheme for the temporary import of weapons into Sweden. You can register online at the Swedish customs’ website www.tullverket.se or at a Swedish customs office. You should also check the Swedish rules regarding the import of silencers. The export of silencers from Norway may also be subject to regulations.

For more information, check www.eksportkontroll.no

If you do not have a weapons pass or are travelling outside the EEA

If you do not have a valid weapons pass or are travelling to a country outside the EEA, you must declare the weapon to Norwegian Customs upon leaving and entering. You can submit a declaration for one trip, for up to one year.

You can collect a declaration form from Norwegian Customs or download it from the Norwegian police’s website.

Vedlegg_364.pdf Download the declaration concerning temporary importation of firearms for hunting or competition purposes from politi.no

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.

Weapons card

Remember to carry your weapons card with you when travelling with weapons. The weapons card shows that you have a permit to own firearms.

Read more about travelling with weapons and apply for a weapons pass at the Norwegian police’s website (only in Norwegian)

Moving abroad

If you move abroad and want to take your weapons, parts thereof, or ammunition, you must obtain a permit from the police to remove these from Norway.

Check the rules of the country you are travelling to

Remember to check the rules that apply in the country you are travelling to. You should make sure that the weapons pass is sufficient, or whether national schemes also apply to you.

Crossing the border with weapons, parts thereof, and ammunition

When you cross a border with weapons, parts thereof, and ammunition, under the general rule you must present the weapons and documentation to Norwegian Customs for inspection.

Use the red channel If you have a valid permit from the police for importing or exporting a weapon
Use the red channel If you have purchased a weapon abroad, regardless of whether it is within or exceeds the value limit.
Exceptions:Use the   green channel If you have a valid weapons pass and are travelling within the EU/EEA

Norwegian Customs can and will seize weapons found during green channel inspections even if the permit is in order. The only exception is if you are travelling with a valid weapons pass.

Contact the police

The police are responsible for the regulations regarding the import and export of weapons, parts thereof, and ammunition. Contact the police by calling +47 0 28 00 or visiting politi.no for more information about travelling with weapons.