Application forms for a new firearms licence or renewal of an existing licence, a dealer's licence, or a visitor's licence.

Firearms Registry requirements apply from 24 June 2023

The first time you apply for a licence or endorsement from 24 June 2023, you must register all arms items in your possession within 30 days.

Find out what the Firearms Registry means for you


We recommend you apply online using MyFirearms as it may take longer to process PDF forms.

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For guidance about firearms licensing, visit:

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Please refer to each form for information about how to submit your application.

How to complete a PDF form

If you're unable to apply online through MyFirearms, you can apply using a PDF form.

Note: Applications submitted using a PDF form may take longer to process due to the manual handling involved. If you need help applying online, call 0800 844 431 between 8.30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Download and complete the relevant PDF form on your laptop, tablet or mobile device. 

To edit, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed.

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Print and sign the completed form.

Alternatively, you can print the form and complete it by hand. Please write clearly to avoid delays in processing your application.

Firearms licence

Use this form if you are a new applicant, an existing licence holder or you have an expired licence..

Visitors must use the visitor's licence application form below.

For guidance about firearms licences, visit: 

Firearms licence

Dealer's licence

Use this form if you are applying for the first time or if you have a current dealer’s licence.

Applicants must already hold a New Zealand firearms licence. 

Also use this form to apply for an endorsement to possess pistols, restricted weapons, or prohibited firearms and magazines as a licensed dealer.

For more information about dealer's licences, visit: 

Dealer's licence

Visitor's firearms licence

Use this form if you are visiting New Zealand and you want to use a firearm unsupervised during your visit.

For more information about visitor's licences, visit:

Visiting or moving to New Zealand

To apply for a visitor's firearms licence, use the online form: 

Visitor's firearms licence application


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phone Phone 0800 844 431 (04 499 2870)
8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday