In New Zealand, every firearm user requires a firearms licence unless the use of the firearms is under the direct supervision of a current firearms licence holder.
Below you will find information on how to apply for New Zealand firearms licences and endorsements for residents, visitors, collectors and dealers.
Visitor Firearms Licence & Import Permits
As a visitor, you need a visitor's firearms licence to bring in and use firearms unsupervised in New Zealand. You will also need an import permit to bring in prohibited offensive weapons other than firearms.
If you sell, hire, lend, display, auction, repair, modify, or manufacture firearms you need a dealer’s licence.
Permit to Import or Possess
You must have a firearms or dealers licence and then seek a Permit to Import before purchasing firearms, pistol carbine conversion kits (PCCKs) or ammunition from overseas.