Standard NZ Firearms Licence application form

Standard NZ Firearms Licence application form

Date Published: 
March 2017

Use this applications form to apply for a New Zealand Firearms Licence or renew you firearms licence. Download the PDF form, first time applicants will also need to complete a firearms safety course.

Licence renewal applicants will also need to complete the multiple choice safety test on the back of this form.

Attach your application fee receipt, provide two recent colour passport photos, deliver your application to Police - you can deliver it to your nearest Police Station or post to your nearest Arms Officer (Arms Officer details can be obtained by contacting your nearest Police Station or online - Firearms offices).

Once we have your application, a background check will be carried out, a vetting officer will contact the applicant to arrange an interview and complete a security check. A vetting officer will interview the applicants referees.

You will need to have a good understanding of the 'Arms Code' and what is required of you to use a firearm. You will need to provide a safe and secure place to store your firearms (see the 'Arms Code').