Firearms forms and guides

Firearms forms and guides

Date Published: 
September 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.

 

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Licences

  

Form name & Description

  

Form code / link

   

Application for a firearms licence

This application form is for all applicants for a New Zealand Firearms Licence (except visitors to New Zealand) whether you have previously held a firearms licence or not.

This licence is considered the standard licence and is the minimum requirement to legally possess any arms items.
 

 

Form POL67J

 

Application for a dealer’s licence

Applicants must concurrently hold a firearms licence.

Applies to any firearms activity by way of business e.g. shops; on-line merchants; gunsmiths; second hand dealers; game parks.

Includes manufacture for sale of any firearm, prohibited magazine, prohibited part, airgun, pistol, or restricted weapon.
 

 

Form POL67M
(PDF 886KB)

 

Application for renewal of dealer’s licence

Dealers’ licences must be renewed annually for a dealer to continue to carry on any firearms activity by way of business.
 

 

Form POL67L
(PDF 827KB)

 

Application for a visitors firearms licence

 

Use the online visitors firearms application form

 

Endorsements

Endorsements relating to pistols and restricted weapons.

 

Form name & Description

 

Form code / link

 

Application for an 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.
 

 

Form POL67F
(PDF 58KB)

 

Application for an endorsement to possess pistols and restricted weapons

Required by a person wishing to possess pistols and restricted weapons as a collector; historical event re-enactor; theatrical production and film armourer, museum curator; or to possess a pistol or restricted weapon as a memento or heirloom.
 

 

Form POL67G
(PDF 140KB)

 

Application for an endorsement as a dealer or dealer employee to possess pistols and restricted weapons

Required by a person wishing to possess pistols and restricted weapons as a dealer or dealer employee as part of a firearms activity by way of business.
 

 

Form POL67M
(PDF 886KB)

 

Endorsement for prohibited items

Required by anyone who wants to import, manufacture, sell, supply, possess, or use prohibited items.

 

Form name & Description

 

Form code / link

 

Pest control ownership endorsement

Endorsement to possess and use prohibited firearms in a recognised pest control business.
 

 

Form 02A
(DOCX 69KB)

 

Pest control employee endorsement

Endorsement to possess and use prohibited firearms as an employee of a recognised pest control business.
 

 

Form 02B
(DOCX 62KB)

 

Dealer prohibited endorsement

Endorsement to possess prohibited firearms as a firearms dealer by way of business.
 

 

Form 02C
(DOCX 55KB)

 

Dealer employee prohibited endorsement

Endorsement to possess prohibited firearms as an employee of a firearms dealer in the course of their employment.
 

 

Form 02D
(DOCX 56KB)

 

Collector general endorsement

Endorsement to possess prohibited firearms as part of a collection of firearms within the collectors agreed collecting theme(s).
 

 

Form 02E
(DOTM 65KB)

 

Collector heirloom endorsement

Endorsement to possess prohibited firearms as a memento or as an heirloom.
 

 

Form 02F
(DOTM 64KB)

 

Museum curator endorsement

Endorsement to possess prohibited firearms as part of a collection of firearms within the museums agreed historical interest collecting theme(s).
 

 

Form 02G
(DOTM 64KB)

 

Theatrical endorsement

Endorsement to possess and use prohibited firearms as integral props in the making or presentation of theatrical, film or re-enactment productions and related activities.
 

 

Form 02H
(DOTM 61KB)

 

Owner or manager of agricultural, horticultural or silvicultural business pest control endorsement

Endorsement to possess and use prohibited firearms in a recognised agricultural, horticultural or silvicultural business for the purposes of pest control on rural land.
 

 

Form 02L
(PDF 458KB)

 

Employee of agricultural, horticultural or silvicultural business pest control endorsement

Endorsement to possess and use prohibited firearms as an employee in a recognised agricultural, horticultural or silvicultural business, for the purposes of pest control on rural land as required by my employer and /or manager.

Including employees required to manage use and ongoing possession and security of firearms away from the business’ main storage location.

 

 

Form 02M
(PDF 468KB)

 

Permits to Possess

 

Form name & Description

 

Form code / link

 

Application for a permit to possess

Application for Permit to Possess a Pistol, Restricted Weapon, Prohibited Firearm, or Prohibited Magazine.
 

 

FRM67A-RP
(Editable PDF 101KB)

 

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.
 

 

FRM67A-PCCK
(Editable PDF 113KB)

 

Mail Order and Internet sales

 

Form name & Description

 

Form code / link

 

Mail order or Internet sales of non-prohibited firearm(s), airgun(s) non-prohibited magazines, and/or ammunition

This mail order or Internet sales form is required where arms items (excluding prohibited parts) are being sold without in-person completion of the sale.

Section 43A(1) and (2) of the Arms Act 1983.

For more information regarding the Mail Order process see the Guide for Applicants – Mail Order Sales (PDF 21KB).
 

 

FRM43A
(Editable PDF 117KB)

 

Mail Order or Internet sales of prohibited parts

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

Section 43A(3) of the Arms Act 1983.
 

 

FRM43A-PP
(Editable PDF 122KB)

 

Permits to Import

 

Form name & Description

 

Form code / link

 

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, 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
 

 

FRM67B 
(Editable PDF 108KB)

 

Application for a permit 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
 

 

FRM67B-NP
(Editable PDF 128KB)

 

Application for a permit to import prohibited ammunition

A permit is required for all prohibited ammunition.

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

 

FRM67B-P
(Editable PDF 124KB)

 

Application to import prohibited offensive weapon(s)

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
 

 

FRM67OW
(DOC 266KB)

 

Recognition

 

Form name & Description

 

Form code / link

 

Application to be recognised by Police as a certain person who may possess prohibited ammunition
(Collector or Museum Curator)

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 ProhibitedFirearmEndorsement@police.govt.nz
 

 

FRM67AC
(PDF 1.5MB)

 

Application to be recognised by Police as a certain person who may possess prohibited ammunition
(Researcher)

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 ProhibitedFirearmEndorsement@police.govt.nz
 

 

FRM67AR
(PDF 769KB)

 

Guidance for collectors

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