You must:

  • take all firearms and parts that you brought with you out of New Zealand
  • report to the Airport Police (if leaving via an airport) or the nearest Police station (if leaving via sea-port)
  • complete any form(s) required for an export permit, or if you are exempt from an export permit, complete notification of export forms. Follow the links below to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade website for more information.

Export permit
Exemptions form

If you need help, please contact the Export Controls office:



Remember to arrange to import any firearms back into your country of origin before you leave New Zealand.




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