Forms & guides

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Recent changes

Changes are being made to the material on the website. The recent changes to this page are:

  • updated application form for a firearms licence
  • updated application form for a licensed dealer for approval to manufacture certain classes of arms items (dealer’s licence holder)

Completing Police forms

Follow the steps below to complete the online forms.

How to use editable PDFs

  • Download the form and edit it using your PDF software. We recommend Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you need to download the latest version, visit the Adobe website.
  • Save a copy of the completed form for your own records, and upload to the Firearms forms upload web page.
  • By submitting your application or permit by email, you consent to providing the information by electronic means.
 
Important note
If the form is completed using an internet browser, the entered information may be lost if you click on the 'back' button or if you try to save it.

 

How to scan documents

We don’t recommend scanning documents as this creates a large file size that may exceed the limit for the Firearms forms upload web page.


If you need to scan a document, adjust your scan settings to a lower quality setting (this excludes photographs which must be high quality). The main scanner/printer settings to adjust are:

  • scan in ‘black and white’ (as opposed to ‘colour’)
  • lower the resolution (dpi) to approx. 300 (as opposed to ~600+/high quality)
  • if available, select the option to compress the output/PDF file
  • scan the document to create a .PDF file. Do not output to an image file such as .JPEG, .TIFF, .PNG.

 

Submit forms

For licence, endorsement, and approval to manufacture applications, upload the form to the Firearms forms upload web page.

For all other forms, send to the email address stated at the top of each section.

 

Licences

If you are unsure if you need to apply for a licence, go to Licensing and find the relevant licence page for more information.

  

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.

 

FRM23FLA
 

See Apply for a New Zealand firearms licence for more information.

 

Application for a dealer’s licence or dealer endorsements

Applicants must already hold a New Zealand firearms licence.

This form is for both first-time applicants and current dealer’s licence holders renewing their dealer’s licence. 
Also use this form when applying for an endorsement to possess pistols, restricted weapons, or prohibited firearms and magazines as a licensed dealer.
 
 

FRM05DLP
(Editable PDF 656KB)

See Apply for a dealer’s licence for more information.

 

Application for a visitor's firearms licence

 

Use  Access the online visitors firearms application form using the firearms forms upload portal.

Endorsements

Endorsements relating to pistols, restricted weapons, prohibited weapons, prohibited firearms and magazines

See Apply for an endorsement page if you are unsure if you need to apply for an endorsement.

 

Form name & Description

 

Form code / link

 

Pistol target shooting: 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.

 

FRM29TS
(Editable PDF 189KB)

 

Supporting club and national body form

Clubs must fill out this form and send it to the national body to support an individual’s application to possess pistols for target pistol shooting.

 

FRM29NP
(Editable PDF 74KB)

 

Bona fide collector: Application for an endorsement as a bona fide collector to possess pistols, restricted weapons, prohibited firearms and prohibited magazines

Required by firearms licence holder to possess pistols, restricted weapons, prohibited firearms and prohibited magazines as a bona fide collector

 

FRM29CP
(Editable PDF 230KB)

 

Broadcaster/theatrical: Application for an endorsement to possess pistols, restricted weapons, prohibited firearms and prohibited magazines for the purposes of film or theatre productions

Required by a dealer's licence holder wishing to possess pistols, restricted weapons, prohibited firearms and prohibited magazines for the purpose of film or theatre productions.

 

FRM29TP
(Editable PDF 257KB)

 

Dealer employee: Application for an endorsement as a dealer or dealer employee to possess pistols, restricted weapons, prohibited firearms and prohibited magazines

Requied by a dealer employee to handle pistols, restricted weapons, prohibited firearms and prohibited magazines possessed by the dealer as part of business activities.

 

FRM29DE
(Editable PDF 175KB)

 

 

Heirloom/Memento: Application for an endorsement to possess pistols, restricted weapons, prohibited firearms and prohibited magazines as an heirloom or memento

Required by a firearms licence holder wishing to possess pistols, restricted weapons, prohibited firearms and prohibited magazines as heirloom or memento. Applicants must already hold New Zealand firearms licence.

 

FRM29HP
(Editable PDF 189KB)

 

Endorsements relating to prohibited items and pest control

Required by anyone who wants to import, manufacture, sell, supply, possess, or use prohibited items for the purposes of pest control. See Apply for an endorsement for more information.

 

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 86KB)

 

Pest control employee endorsement

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

 

Form 02B
(DOCX 73KB)

 

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
(DOCX 78KB)

 

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 the employer and /or manager.

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

 

Form 02M
(DOCX 85KB)

Permits to Possess

See Apply for permits to import or possess for more information about permits to possess and when you need to apply for one.
Important note: These forms are applications for a permit to possess ONLY. Applicants must already hold a firearms licence and relevant endorsement.

Send completed application forms to PermitFirearms@police.govt.nz or deliver to your local Police Station.

 

Form name & Description

 

Form code / link

 

Application for a permit to possess

Application by endorsed licence holders for a permit to possess a pistol, restricted weapon, prohibited firearm, or prohibited magazine.

The approval of a permit must be completed by your local Arms Office prior to any transfer of the items listed above.

 

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-RP-PCCK
(Editable PDF 108KB)

Permits to Import

Send completed application forms to PermitFirearms@police.govt.nz or deliver to your local Police Station.

See Apply for permits to import or possess for more information about permits to import and when you need to apply for one.

 

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.

 

FRM67B 
(Editable PDF 108KB)

 

Application for a permit to import non-prohibited ammunition

A permit is required for all non-prohibited ammunition.

 

FRM67B-NP
(Editable PDF 128KB)

 

Application for a permit to import prohibited ammunition

A permit is required for all prohibited ammunition.

 

FRM67B-P
(Editable PDF 124KB)

 

Application to import prohibited offensive weapon(s)

Application to import offensive weapons. See Customs Import Prohibition Order for a list of prohibited offensive weapons.

 

FRM67OW
(PDF 90KB)

Mail Order and Internet sales

Deliver completed application forms to your nearest police station or arms office.

See Buying & selling for more information about 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

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.

 

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)

Recognition/Notification

Send completed application forms to ProhibitedFirearmEndorsement@police.govt.nz or deliver to your local Police Station.

 

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).

 

FRM28YC
(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.

 

FRM67AR
(PDF 769KB)

 

Notification of being an Ammunition Seller

Notification to self-identify to Police that you are a person who is responsible for the day-to-day management of a business that includes selling or supplying ammunition.

 

FRM22D-AS
(DOCX 868KB)

 

Notification of surrender of dealer's licence
(Dealer's licence holder)

Notification to Police that you intend to or are surrendering your dealer’s licence or to surrender another person’s dealer's licence where they are not able to do so.

Once completed, submit this form to firearms.NST@police.govt.nz, or deliver it to your nearest police station or arms office.

 

FRM08BSUR
(Editable PDF 133KB)

 

 

Update Health Practitioner Details

A holder of a firearms licence must inform Police if their health practitioner changes, and provide updated details of the name and contact details of their health practitioner.

You can also update your health practitioner details online.

Once completed, submit this form to firearms.NST@police.govt.nz, or deliver it to your nearest police station or arms office.

 

FRM24BHP
(Editable PDF 75KB)

 
Health Practitioner Reporting Form

Health practitioners are required by law to notify Police of health concerns related to their patient’s firearms access, or if they have received information about a firearms licence holder who is not their patientHealth Practitioner Reporting Form

  View form

Health Practitioner

See Health practitioners for more information about your obligations as a health practitioner or as a licence holder.

Other applications/permissions

  

Form name & Description

  

Form code / link

   

Application by a licensed dealer for approval to manufacture certain classes of arms items
(Dealer’s licence holder)

Application by a licensed dealer for permission to manufacture certain classes of arms items.

Applicants must hold a current dealer’s licence and have obtained the Commissioner’s approval (see section 6B of the Arms Act 1983). 

Once completed, submit this form through the Firearms forms upload web page or deliver it to your nearest arms office.

 

FRM06BMAN
(Editable PDF 124KB)

See Apply for a dealer’s licence for more information.

 

   

Application for consent to conduct a gun show from a different place of business
(dealer’s licence holder)

Application by a licensed dealer for consent to hold a gun show from a place of business other than the usual place of business before the commencement of the gun show event.

Guns shows include (but are not limited to) auctions away from your place of business, or the display or sales of, or taking orders for, arms items and/or ammunition from a stand or display booth at an arms exhibition or arms related conference.

Once completed, deliver this form  to your nearest police station or arms office.

 

FRM07AGS
(Editable PDF 126KB)

 

 

 

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