To use MyFirearms, you must have a mobile phone and a RealMe login. If you do not have a RealMe login already, you’ll be prompted to create one before you start your application.
What is RealMe?
RealMe is a New Zealand government service for proving your identity online.
- You only need a RealMe login to use MyFirearms.
- You do not need a RealMe verified identity.
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How to register an arms item
Step 1: Log in
Visit MyFirearms and log in with your RealMe account. You’ll need your mobile phone to carry out the security check.
Step 2: Create your MyFirearms profile
The first time you log in to MyFirearms after 24 June, you must fill in the Complete Your Profile form.
You need to provide your name, date of birth and the details of your New Zealand firearms licence.
A MyFirearms profile is unique to each person. It will be linked to your firearms licence, so you do not need to provide these details again when using MyFirearms.
Step 3: Complete the Register Arms Item form
- Major firearm parts
- Prohibited magazines
- Pistol carbine conversion kits (PCCKs)
Note: Your session will end if you’ve been logged in to MyFirearms for more than 2 hours, and you’ll need to log in again. Save as you go to make sure you do not lose the information you have entered. To protect your data, you’ll be logged out automatically if there has been no activity for 15 minutes. You must submit the form within 30 days or it may be removed from your account.
Step 4: Complete the declaration
Before you can submit the form, you must confirm that the information you have provided is true and correct, and that you understand your obligations under the Arms Act 1983.
Step 5: Check all your information is correct
Review the summary, which shows all the information you have entered. To make changes, use the ‘Back’ button or select the heading for each section at the top of the form.
Step 6: Submit the form
Once you’re satisfied that the information you’ve provided is correct, submit the form. You’ll receive an email to confirm we’ve received your application.
Watch our video for step-by-step instructions.