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Firearms forms and guides

Firearms forms and guides

Date Published: 
July 2020

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.

 

Notification of Change of Address (Arms Act 1983, Section 34)
This is an editable PDF.

Complete the Online Notification of change of address and/or contact details form

For more information see Change of address and firearms issues eg. loss, stolen, handing in or surrender and destruction of firearm(s)

Mail Order or internet sales of non-prohibited Firearm(s), Airgun(s) non-prohibited magazines, and/or Ammunition (Section – 43A Arms Act)
This is an editable PDF.

For more information regarding the Mail Order process see the Guide for applicants – Mail order or Internet Sales (PDF 21KB)

Mail order and internet sales of prohibited parts.
This is an editable PDF.

A mail order or internet sales form is required where prohibited parts are being sold without in-person completion of the sale.

Application for a permit to possess

Application by endorsed licence holders for a permit to possess 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, blank firing gun, restricted airgun, restricted weapon, or ammunition and any part of a firearm, pistol, starting pistol, pistol carbine conversion kit (PCCK), 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 to import non-prohibited ammunition

A permit is required for all non-prohibited ammunition.

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

Application to import prohibited ammunition

A permit is required for all prohibited ammunition.

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

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.

Application for a permit to possess a pistol carbine conversion kit

Application by endorsed licence holders for a permit to possess to acquire a pistol carbine conversion kit for a pistol that is held against an endorsement and permit to possess or import


 

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
  • Form 02L (PDF 458KB) - Owner or manager of agricultural, horticultural or silvicultural business pest control endorsement
  • Form 02M (PDF 468KB) - Employee of agricultural, horticultural or silvicultural business pest control endorsement

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