Permanent import and export of firearms

If you have purchased a weapon outside Sweden, if you have sold your weapon to someone in another country, or if you are moving abroad.

Report your weapon at the border crossing

You always have a duty to report your weapon at the border crossing to the Swedish Customs Service, both on entry and exit.

Website of the Swedish Customs Service

Permanent import of firearms

If you plan to import firearms permanently into Sweden for private use, such as for hunting or target-shooting purposes, you must apply for a permit (license) to possess firearms in Sweden. 

If you purchase the weapon from an EU country, the transaction must be approved in the country where you purchase the weapon. A Swedish approval of the transfer must be attached to this. The application for a licence and approval should be made well in advance of entry into Sweden.

If you import weapons into Sweden from a state outside the EU, you must check which documents the country of dispatch may require, such as approval of transfer of firearms from Sweden. You are also required to label the weapon within one month of the date of entry. The label must indicate that the weapon has been imported into Sweden and the year of entry.

The Swedish Customs Service checks weapons and parts of weapons brought into or out of Sweden. For more information on customs declarations, please visit www.tullverket.se

Apply for approval of transfer of weapons/ammunition to Sweden, how to:

1. Fill in the application and attachment. The application is not subject to a fee.

Transfer of weapons/ammunition to Sweden PM 553.3, Application in Swedish (Complete digitally)

Transfer of weapons/ammunition to Sweden PM 553.3, Application in Swedish (Print out and fill in by hand)

2. Submit the application or send it by e-mail/post to the police in the region where you are registered.

Permanent export of firearms

If you are planning to export firearms registered in Sweden to a country outside the EU, you must apply for a permit from the Swedish Inspectorate for Strategic Products, ISP. For more information, please visit www.isp.se 

If you want to export a firearm registered in Sweden to another EU country, you must apply for a permit for the transfer. The application should be made well in advance of the transfer.

The consignee must be able to prove his/her right to possess the weapon(s) in the country to which the transfer is made. This is done by approval from the authority of the recipient country to the Police.

The Swedish Customs Service checks weapons and parts of weapons brought into or out of Sweden. For more information on customs declarations, please visit www.tullverket.se

Apply for permission to transfer/export weapons/ammunition from Sweden, how to:

1. Fill in the application and attachment.

Transfer of weapons/ammunition from Sweden PM 553.5, Application in Swedish (Complete digitally) 

Transfer of weapons/ammunition from Sweden PM 553.5, Application in Swedish (Print out and fill in by hand) 

2. Submit the application or send it by e-mail/post to the police in the region where you are registered.

3. Pay the fee.

The fee for a permit to transfer firearms or ammunition from Sweden to another EU country is currently SEK 320 (for example, shotguns) and SEK 870 where testing is carried out under Section 11 of the Military Equipment Ordinance (1992:1303) (e.g. shotguns).

Where to send the application, weapons license

Polisen Gotland, Stockholms län
(polisregion Stockholm)

E-mail: registrator.stockholm@polisen.se
Postal address: Polismyndigheten, Rättsavdelningen, Förvaltningsrätt 1/vapen
106 75 Stockholm

Polisen Jönköping, Södermanland, Östergötland
(polisregion Öst)

E-mail: registrator.ost@polisen.se
Postal address: Polismyndigheten region Öst, Box 345, 581 03 Linköping

Polisen Dalarna, Värmland, Örebro län
(polisregion Bergslagen)

E-mail: registrator.bergslagen@polisen.se
Postal address: Polismyndigheten region Bergslagen, Box 1804, 701 18 Örebro

Polisen Gävleborg, Uppsala län, Västmanland
(polisregion Mitt)

E-mail: ansokan.region-mitt@polisen.se
Postal address: Polismyndigheten region Mitt, Box 3007, 750 03 Uppsala

Polisen Jämtland, Norrbotten, Västerbotten, Västernorrland
(polisregion Nord)

E-mail: registrator.nord@polisen.se
Postal address: Polismyndigheten region Nord, 901 09 Umeå

Polisen Blekinge, Kalmar län, Kronoberg, Skåne
(polisregion Syd)

E-mail: registrator.syd@polisen.se
Postal address: Polismyndigheten region Syd, 205 90 Malmö

Polisen Halland, Västra Götaland
(polisregion Väst)

E-mail:registrator.vast@polisen.se
Postal address: Polismyndigheten, Region Väst, 405 90 Göteborg