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Firearms forms and guides

Firearms forms and guides

Date Published: 
December 2019

These forms are a collection of the most used application forms for licences, endorsements and firearms or offensive weapon import permits.

Visit our Firearms and Safety section for further information.

 

Change to requirements for airguns purchases
[24 Jan 2018] Police mail order guidelines for form S.43A previously required people to prove membership of an airsoft club when purchasing an airsoft gun. After feedback from the public, Police has reviewed this requirement and found it is not a requirement of the Arms Act. Therefore, Police has now amended the policy to remove this requirement and updated all relevant documentation. Changes effective from 24 January 2018.

Arms Surrender Form. Surrender to the Police firearm/s and/or ammunition/explosives.

Application for a permit to possess by endorsed licence holders to acquire pistols, restricted weapons, or prohibited firearms or prohibited magazines within New Zealand from another person.

Application to be recognised by Police as a certain person who may possess prohibited ammunition (a bona fide collector of ammunition/ a director or curator of a bona fide museum).

Completed application forms can be sent to

Application to be recognised by Police as a certain person who may possess prohibited ammunition (a researcher of the chemical makeup of certain types of prohibited ammunition/ a researcher employed or contracted by the New Zealand Defence Force/ a researcher employed or contracted by the Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited).

Completed application forms can be sent to

Application to import firearms, airguns, restricted airguns, and firearm parts. A permit is required for a firearm, pistol, starting pistol, restricted airgun, or restricted weapon, and any part of a firearm, pistol, starting pistol, or restricted weapon. It is also required for a prohibited firearm, and all prohibited items.

Completed application forms can be sent to PermitFirearms@police.govt.nz

Information about Import permits for parts of firearms

Application for a "B" endorsement to possess pistols for target pistol shooting. Applicants must be or become a member of a pistol club recognised by the Commissioner of Police.

Application for a "C" endorsement to possess pistols and restricted weapons e.g. collectors; historical event re-enactors; film makers.

Renewal of dealer's licence. Dealers' licences are renewed annually.

Application for a firearms dealer's licence. Applicants must hold a standard firearms licence. Applies to any firearms activity by way of business e.g. shops; on-line merchants; gunsmiths; second hand dealers; game parks.

Application to import offensive weapons (Customs Import Prohibition Order). Applies to among other things, edged weapons, such as: bayonets, double-edged knives, daggers, disguised edged weapons (e.g. walking stick swords), flick knives, throwing knives, short swords (18" or less), disguised weapons, including items such as walking stick guns and knuckle dusters.

Completed application forms can be sent to PermitFirearms@police.govt.nz.

 

 

Endorsement and permit to possess prohibited items

For further information on how to use the forms listed below, please visit the "Apply for an endorsement and permit to possess prohibited items" page.

Completed application forms can be sent to ProhibitedFirearmEndorsement@police.govt.nz.

  • Form 02A (DOCX 69KB) - Pest Control Ownership Endorsement
  • Form 02B (DOCX 62KB) - Pest Control Employee Endorsement
  • Form 02C (PDF 55KB) - Dealer Prohibited Endorsement
  • Form 02D (PDF 56KB) - Dealer Employee Prohibited Endorsement
  • Form 02E (DOTM 65KB) - Collector General Endorsement
  • Form 02F (DOTM 64KB) - Collector Heirloom Endorsement
  • Form 02G (DOTM 64KB) -Collector Museum Endorsement
  • Form 02H (DOTM 61KB) - Collector Theatrical Endorsement Form

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