Application forms for permits to import firearms, airguns, restricted airguns and firearms parts, ammunition, and prohibited offensive weapons.

Firearms Registry requirements apply from 24 June 2023

The first time you import an arms item you must register that item within 30 days of the item being released by New Zealand Customs.

You must register all remaining arms items in your possession within 30 days of this activating circumstance.

Find out what the Firearms Registry means for you


For guidance about permits to import, visit:

Permits to import or possess

How to complete a PDF form

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 and other items

Use this form to apply for a permit to import a:

  • firearm
  • pistol
  • blank-firing gun
  • restricted airgun
  • restricted weapon
  • part
  • magazine
  • prohibited arms item
  • pistol carbine conversion kit
  • air pistol carbine conversion kit.

Non-prohibited ammunition

Use this form to apply for a permit to import non-prohibited ammunition.

Note: A Police permit is not required to import ammunition components such as projectiles, empty cartridges, primers, BBs, or airgun pellets. However, you should make your own enquiries about the requirements of other agencies.

Prohibited ammunition

Use this form to apply for a permit to import prohibited ammunition.

Prohibited offensive weapons

Use this form to apply for consent to import prohibited offensive weapons.

For a list of prohibited offensive weapons, visit:

Customs Import Prohibition Order - Legislation website


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