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Apply for a red weapon ownership card for weapons or ammunition experts

If you want to purchase and possess weapons and/or ammunition in order to test, examine or examine them, you must apply for a permit from the responsible weapons authority.

Important notes

Prerequisites

  • Permission to acquire and possess weapons and ammunition: Issuance of a red weapon ownership card (WBK) for weapons or ammunition experts
  • WBK red is issued for an unlimited period and for every type of weapon and ammunition
  • Requirements:
    • Minimum age: 25 years
    • reasonable reason, such as work as a weapons or ammunition expert (need)
    • No criminal record (reliability)
    • No incapacity, mental illness or drug addiction (personal suitability)
    • Knowledge of firearms regulations
    • safe handling of weapons and ammunition
    • Firearm shooting skills
    • Safe storage
  • Permission can also be granted to those under 25 years of age if personal suitability is proven by an expert report.
  • If you move: no re-registration of the permit is necessary
  • Unauthorized handling of weapons and ammunition will result in a fine or imprisonment
  • Responsible: Weapons Authority

Documents required

  • Identity card or passport (copy)
  • Proof of work as a weapons or ammunition expert
  • Proof of expertise
  • Proof of storage, for example purchase agreement for a gun safe and/or photos of the gun safe and location
  • If necessary, a specialist medical or psychological certificate about your mental suitability (if under 25 years old)

Please note

Due to many telephone inquiries, we are sometimes difficult to reach by telephone.

All firearms and hunting law matters can also be handled in writing
to be edited. Applications as well as hunting and weapons law documents can be sent by post,
Email or by putting it in your home mailbox.

Due to the current situation, processing at the hunting and weapons authority may take several months.
We ask for your patience and will get back to you without being asked.

Procedure & Fees

Procedure

You must apply for the red firearm ownership card from the responsible firearms authority. Submit the application along with the required documents.

The weapons authority will issue you the red weapon ownership card if you meet the necessary requirements.

Legal notes

Service description

If you want to purchase and possess weapons and/or ammunition in order to test, examine or examine them, you must apply for a permit from the responsible weapons authority.

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Address and contact information

Opening hours

Mon 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tue 7 a.m. to 12 p.m., Thu 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Facility info

Due to many telephone inquiries, we are sometimes difficult to reach by telephone.

All firearms and hunting law matters can also be handled in writing
to be edited. Applications as well as hunting and weapons law documents can be sent by post,
Email or by putting it in your home mailbox.

Due to the current situation, processing at the hunting and weapons authority may take several months.
We ask for your patience and will get back to you without being asked.

Public transport

S3 / S31 / Busse 25/112 Hammerbrook / City Süd, 25/112/154/160 Süderstraße

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