Tullverket

Permanent importation and exportation of weapons and ammunition

Importation or exportation of weapons and ammunition must always be reported to Swedish Customs. The provisions depend on whether the weapons are permanently or temporarily imported or exported. The provisions also depend on whether the importation or exportation takes place within the EU or outside the EU.

Temporary or permanent importation or exportation?

The provisions for importation and exportation of weapons depend on whether the weapons are permanently or temporarily imported or exported. Temporary importation or exportation may be done for hunting or competition purposes. Permanent importation or exportation may occur in conjunction with a move to or from Sweden.

Travelling with weapons for hunting and competition

Buying weapons and dangerous objects when travelling abroad

Buying weapons and dangerous objects online

Gifts containing alcohol, tobacco, weapons or pharmaceuticals

What classifies as a weapon?

Weapons are defined in the Weapons Act (1996:67). (in Swedish)

How should I submit my notification?

The notification process depends on whether it concerns importation or exportation, and whether it involves an EU member state or a third country. Information about how to give notification for your weapon or ammunition can be found under the following headings.

Permanent importation of weapons from an EU member state to Sweden

1. Apply for a permit

A permit from the Swedish Police Authority is required. Find out more from the website of the Swedish Police.

Permanent import and export of firearms – The Swedish Police Authority

2. Give advance notification to Swedish Customs – for accelerated processing

It is recommended that you, or your transport undertaking, report the weapons in advance to Swedish Customs.

  • Notify Swedish Customs at least 24 hours prior to the weapons crossing the border.
    This may be done using the form Details of importation or exportation of firearms and ammunition for a purpose other than temporary hunting or competition.

730.3 Details of importation or exportation of firearms and ammunition for a purpose other than temporary hunting or competition Pdf, 229 kB.

730.4 Details of importation or exportation of firearms and ammunition for a purpose other than temporary hunting or competition (supplementary sheet) Pdf, 143.3 kB.

  • Send the form by e-mail to a duty officer. You may choose to send the form to Stockholm, Gothenburg or Malmö, depending on which city is closest to your border crossing.

Contact information:

Duty officer, Stockholm
Phone no.: 08-456 66 20
kcgs.vb@tullverket.se

Duty officer, Malmö
Phone no.: 040-661 32 20
kcgm.vb@tullverket.se

Duty officer, Göteborg
Phone no.: 031-63 38 00
kcgg.vb@tullverket.se



3. Choose the red lane at the border crossing

When crossing the border, choose the red lane “Goods to declare” and present the form Details of importation or exportation of firearms and ammunition for a purpose other than temporary hunting or competition, together with the weapons.
We will verify that the information corresponds to the carried weapons and your permit from the police.


Note: The country from which you travel may place restrictions on the exportation of weapons. Please contact the relevant embassy or competent authority.

Permanent importation of weapons from a third country to Sweden

1. Apply for a permit

A permit from the Swedish Police Authority is required. Find out more from the website of the Swedish Police.

Permanent import and export of firearms – The Swedish Police Authority

2. Give advance notification to Swedish Customs – for accelerated processing

It is recommended that you, or your transport undertaking, report the weapons in advance to Swedish Customs.

  • Notify Swedish Customs at least 24 hours prior to the weapons crossing the border.
    This may be done using the form Details of importation or exportation of firearms and ammunition for a purpose other than temporary hunting or competition.

730.3 Details of importation or exportation of firearms and ammunition for a purpose other than temporary hunting or competition Pdf, 229 kB.

730.4 Details of importation or exportation of firearms and ammunition for a purpose other than temporary hunting or competition (supplementary sheet) Pdf, 143.3 kB.

  • Send the form by e-mail to a duty officer. You may choose to send the form to Stockholm, Gothenburg or Malmö, depending on which city is closest to your border crossing.

Contact information:

Duty officer, Stockholm
Phone no.: 08-456 66 20
kcgs.vb@tullverket.se

Duty officer, Malmö
Phone no.: 040-661 32 20
kcgm.vb@tullverket.se

Duty officer, Göteborg
Phone no.: 031-63 38 00
kcgg.vb@tullverket.se

3. Submit an import declaration to Swedish Customs

You, or your transport undertaking, are responsible for declaring weapons that are imported from a third country. Please use the Single Administrative Document (SAD). Present your declaration when crossing the border.

Download the Single Administrative Document (SAD) as a PDF file Pdf, 182.3 kB.

Declaration guide for completing the Single Administrative Document (in Swedish)


4. Choose the red lane at the border

  • When crossing the border, choose the red lane “Goods to declare” and present the form Details of importation or exportation of firearms and ammunition for a purpose other than temporary hunting or competition, together with the weapons. We will verify that the information corresponds to the carried weapons and your permit from the police.
  • Please also present your Single Administrative Document (SAD), i.e. your customs declaration.


Note: The country from which you travel may place restrictions on the exportation of weapons.
Please contact the relevant embassy or competent authority

Permanent exportation of weapons from Sweden to an EU member state

1. Apply for a permit

A permit from the Swedish Police Authority is required. Find out more from the website of the Swedish Police.

Permanent import and export of firearms – The Swedish Police Authority

2. Give advance notification to Swedish Customs – for accelerated processing

It is recommended that you, or your transport undertaking, report the weapons in advance to Swedish Customs.

  • Notify Swedish Customs at least 24 hours prior to the weapons crossing the border.
    This may be done using the form Details of importation or exportation of firearms and ammunition for a purpose other than temporary hunting or competition.

730.3 Details of importation or exportation of firearms and ammunition for a purpose other than temporary hunting or competition Pdf, 229 kB.

730.4 Details of importation or exportation of firearms and ammunition for a purpose other than temporary hunting or competition (supplementary sheet) Pdf, 143.3 kB.

  • Send the form by e-mail to a duty officer. You may choose to send the form to Stockholm, Gothenburg or Malmö, depending on which city is closest to your border crossing.

Contact information:

Duty officer, Stockholm
Phone no.: 08-456 66 20
kcgs.vb@tullverket.se

Duty officer, Malmö
Phone no.: 040-661 32 20
kcgm.vb@tullverket.se

Duty officer, Göteborg
Phone no.: 031-63 38 00
kcgg.vb@tullverket.se

3. Choose the red lane at the border

When crossing the border, choose the red lane “Goods to declare” and present the form Details of importation or exportation of firearms and ammunition for a purpose other than temporary hunting or competition, together with the weapons. We will verify that the information corresponds to the carried weapons and your permit from the police.Note: The country from which you travel may place restrictions on the importation of weapons.
Please contact the relevant embassy or competent authority.

Permanent exportation of weapons from Sweden to a third country

1. Apply for a permit

You will need a permit from the Inspectorate of Strategic Products. Read more on the website of the Inspectorate of Strategic Products.

Civila skjutvapen (Weapons for civilian use; in Swedish) – Inspectorate of Strategic Products


2. Give advance notification to Swedish Customs – for accelerated processing

It is recommended that you, or your transport undertaking, report the weapons in advance to Swedish Customs.

  • Notify Swedish Customs at least 24 hours prior to the weapons crossing the border.
    This may be done using the form Details of importation or exportation of firearms and ammunition for a purpose other than temporary hunting or competition.

730.3 Details of importation or exportation of firearms and ammunition for a purpose other than temporary hunting or competition Pdf, 229 kB.

730.4 Details of importation or exportation of firearms and ammunition for a purpose other than temporary hunting or competition (supplementary sheet) Pdf, 143.3 kB.

  • Send the form by e-mail to a duty officer. You may choose to send the form to Stockholm, Gothenburg or Malmö, depending on which city is closest to your border crossing.

Contact information:

Duty officer, Stockholm
Phone no.: 08-456 66 20
kcgs.vb@tullverket.se

Duty officer, Malmö
Phone no.: 040-661 32 20
kcgm.vb@tullverket.se

Duty officer, Göteborg
Phone no.: 031-63 38 00
kcgg.vb@tullverket.se

3. Submit an import declaration to Swedish Customs.

You, or your transport undertaking, are responsible for declaring weapons that are exported to a third country. Please use the Single Administrative Document (SAD). Present your declaration when crossing the border.

Download the Single Administrative Document (SAD) as a PDF file Pdf, 182.3 kB.

Declaration guide for completing the Single Administrative Document (in Swedish)

4. Choose the red lane at the border

    • When crossing the border, choose the red lane “Goods to declare” and present the form Details of importation or exportation of firearms and ammunition for a purpose other than temporary hunting or competition, together with the weapons. We will verify that the information corresponds to the carried weapons and your permit from the police.
    • Please also present your Single Administrative Document (SAD), i.e. your customs declaration.

    Note: The country from which you travel may place restrictions on the exportation of weapons.
    Please contact the relevant embassy or competent authority

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