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Travelling with firearms for hunting or competition

If you are travelling across Sweden’s border with firearms for hunting or competition, you must always give notification that you are travelling with a weapon.

How you give notification depends on whether you are travelling between Sweden and another EU country or between Sweden and a country outside the EU.

Travelling between Sweden and another EU country and/or Norway

Give notification via the internet

When you are travelling with a firearm or ammunition between Sweden and another EU country, you can give notification of this via the internet. To confirm your notification, you receive an email with a notification number.

If you have submitted notification via the internet, you can choose the green or the blue lane in the surveillance area when you cross the Swedish border. The only thing you have to remember is that you must be able to present your notification number if a customs officer requests this.

Notify that you are travelling with a firearm and ammunition

Remember to “denotify” your weapon

When you have returned from your travels, you have to denotify your firearm. You do this by clicking the link in the email you received when you gave notification of the weapon.

Give notification at the border

You can also give notification directly at the border. You do this by finding a customs officer and presenting your weapon and possession authorisation (weapon licence).

Same rules for travelling to and from Norway

When you are travelling between Sweden and Norway (which is not an EU country), you can once again give notification of your weapon via the internet or directly at the border.

If you are resident in Norway and travelling to or through Sweden, you can give notification of your weapon via the internet. If you do not do this, you have to complete the Single Administrative Document or form 730.2 Declaration for firearms and ammunition for hunting / competition / transit.

Download form 730.2 Declaration for firearms and ammunition for hunting / competition / transit.

Resident in another EU country

If you are resident in an EU country other than Sweden and are travelling with a firearm or ammunition between Sweden and another EU country, you can give notification of your weapon directly via the internet or at the border.

When you give notification at the border, you are to provide a customs officer with page 1 of form 730.2 Declaration for firearms and ammunition for hunting / competition / transit. You are also to present your weapon and weapon passport. When you then leave the country you were visiting, you must once again find a customs officer and present page 2 of the same form.

Download form 730.2 Declaration for firearms and ammunition for hunting / competition / transit.

Resident in Denmark, Finland or Norway

If you are resident in Denmark, Finland or Norway and are travelling with a firearm to Sweden, you must have one of the following with you:

  • a possession authorisation (weapon licence) issued in the country in which you are resident
  • a European firearms pass.

Thus, you do not need to have both an authorisation/licence and a pass.

If you are resident in Denmark and are travelling to Sweden with a shotgun, but do not have a possession authorisation (weapon licence), you must have, instead, a firearms pass issued for the shotgun.

Travelling between Sweden and a country outside the EU (Norway excluded therefrom)

When you are travelling with a firearm or ammunition between Sweden and a country outside the EU, you have to declare that you are carrying the weapon and ammunition across Sweden’s border. You do this by completing the Single Administrative Document.

Download the Single Administrative Document

See how to complete the Single Administrative Document when travelling, with a firearm, from an EU country.

See how to complete the Single Administrative Document when travelling, with a firearm, into an EU country.

Stopover within the EU

If you are to make a stopover in an EU country without collecting your baggage, you must declare your weapon, i.e. submit the Single Administrative Document to Swedish Customs in Sweden.

If you make a stopover in an EU country and collect your baggage, you must once again declare your weapon, i.e. submit the Single Administrative Document to Swedish Customs in Sweden. However, it is essential that you also contact the competent authority in the stopover country and find out what rules apply when you are leaving that country with your firearm.


When you are travelling with a firearm, you must always have your Swedish possession authorisation (weapon licence) or your weapon passport with you. Remember that a silencer is also regarded as a firearm.

If you do not have a Swedish possession authorisation, you must have an importation permit if you are travelling with a firearm into Sweden.

Read more about weapon permits/licences (information from the Swedish Police Authority).

Last updated: 2020-09-17

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