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Hunting and shooting competitions

Travellers will find information here about regulations pertaining to the import and export of firearms and ammunition for hunting or shooting competitions – in other words, for temporary use. In terms of ammunition, the import of ammunition that is reserved for use in the weapon that is imported is allowed.

Import of firearms for persons with a foreign weapons license or the equivalent

Far in advance of arrival in Sweden, persons planning on importing a firearm must have applied for and obtained an import permit from the police authority at Arlanda airport (contact the police on weapon-arlanda.stockholm@polisen.se). An import permit may pertain for several trips within a one-year period of time from the date of issuance.

In order to obtain an import permit, the Swedish police require that a person hold a license or the equivalent in their home country for the weapon that is to be imported to Sweden.

Persons coming from another EU-country must also obtain a European weapons passport, issued by the authorities in the home country/country of residence.  The European weapons passport must contain information about the weapon/s that a person is importing for hunting or competition.

Exceptions from import permission

  • Travellers from Denmark, Finland or Norway do not need to obtain an import permit for the import of hunting or competition weapons if a valid weapons license (or the equivalent) issued in one of these countries exists, and if the weapon is imported for a maximum of three months.
  • Travellers from Denmark, Finland or Norway who have valid weapons licenses (or the equivalent) in one of these countries, for travel through Sweden, for hunting or competition in Denmark, Norway or Finland.

Upon arrival in Sweden, persons who do not require an import permit issued by the Swedish Police must make a declaration to us at the port of entry and complete the customs form entitled Declaration for Firearms and Ammunition. You will also be required to show the weapon and the weapons passport/weapons license to the customs officer.

Firearms Declaration via the internet

If weapons declaration is made via the internet (only for citizen of an EU country or Norway) you do not need to notify customs in person upon arrival in Sweden.

Firearms Declaration via internet

Declaration at the border crossing

Upon arrival in Sweden, a declaration must be made at the port of entry as well as a completion of the Customs form Declaration for Firearms and Ammunition. Persons declaring weapons must also show the weapon, the weapons passport and the import permit that has been issued by the Swedish police authority to customs officials.

Customs form Declaration for Firearms and AmmunitionWord 

If no customs official is available at the border crossing, declaration must take place in one of the following ways:

  • Via the telephone at the border crossing which is provided for such purposes.
  • By calling the telephone number that is provided at the border crossing.
  • At the closest Customs clearance office.

Customs clearance office

File an import declaration

If you bring firearms into Sweden from a country outside the EU, you need to make an import declaration on the Single Administrative Document (SAD) and present it to a Customs officer at the border.

Forms

Single Administrative Document (SAD)

Export of firearms that have been previously imported

Upon export, a declaration must be made at the port of departure where the weapon is being exported. In addition, return the customs form Declaration for Firearms and Ammunition. Upon request of he customs officer, you must show the weapon/s in question.

If weapons declaration was made via the Internet, export is to be declared via computer within 20 days of the export date (valid only from Denmark, Finland and Norway).

I am invited for hunting in Sweden, what do I need to do?

If you are non-Scandinavian resident you need a permit from the Swedish Police before entering Sweden. You apply for this permit at the Police authority where you are about to enter Sweden. If you are a European resident you also need a weapons passport issued by authorities in your home country.

Upon arrival you have to declare your weapon, the permit and the weapons passport to the Customs. You shall also fill in a Customs form for the temporary use in Sweden.

The Customs form shall be returned to the Customs on departure.

Export and reimportation for persons with a Swedish weapons license

Declaration at the border crossing

Persons with a Swedish weapons license who will hunt or compete with the weapon outside of Sweden must declare the export at the port of departure. This declaration can take place orally and the license holder must show the weapons license/weapons passport to customs officials upon request.

Upon reimportation, the license holder must declare the weapon at the port of entry and must show both the weapon and the weapons license/weapons passport.

If no customs official is available at the border crossing, declaration must take place in one of the following ways:

  1. Via the telephone at the border crossing which is provided for such purposes.
  2. By calling the telephone number that is provided at the border crossing.
  3. At the closest Customs clearance office.

Customs clearance office

Firearms declaration via internet

Persons with a Swedish weapons license can declare their weapon via internet. This means that the license holder does not need to visit customs upon export or reimportation. Reimportation must be declared via computer within 20 days of the import date.

Upon a potential customs inspection, the license holder must provide the declaration ID that is provided at the time of internet declaration.

Firearms Declaration via internet


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Last modified: 2017-10-11