Apply for permits to trade in firearms

A permit may be given to either a natural person or a legal person. In most cases, it may be necessary to apply for several different permits to trade in firearms.

Requirements for trade in firearms


How to apply for a permit

Approval of the representative for weapons trade

Permits for trading in firearms

Approval of the weapon dealers’ representative with a test shooting

Approval of a replacement representative

Weapons from Sweden - weapons dealer’s declaration

Weapon Dealer’s Notification

Transfer of firearms/ammunition from Sweden

Transfer of firearms/ammunition to a weapons dealer in another EU Member State

Applying for a permit to trade in firearms

Follow the steps below to submit your application. All application forms are listed further down the page.

1) Fill out the application form

Print the application form or save the file on your computer. Make sure the application form is filled out correctly and completely before you submit it to the Swedish Police Authority. If any information is missing, a case manager will have to contact you and request the missing information which, in turn, will lead to a longer processing time.

If you wish to submit more information than the form allows, this can be done by using attachments.

2) Submit the form and any attachments

The form and attachments can be submitted by e-mail, post or by handing the documents in at a local police station. Submissions made by e-mail have a shorter processing time.

To submit the application form and attachments via e-mail, please use

This e-mail address is only for submitting the application with attachments and, if needed, additional information at a later date.

To submit the application form and attachments by post, please send it to the following address: 

Polismyndigheten (The Swedish Police Authority)
Region Bergslagen/Stockholm/Öst/Väst/Syd/Nord/Mitt (Please indicate the region in which your business will be located)
981 83 Kiruna

Submit your application in person by visiting your local police station.

Local police stations and their hours of operation (in Swedish)

If you have questions, please contact the registrar in your police region.

Contact information to the registrar (in Swedish)

3) Pay the application fee

Once the Swedish Police Authority has received your application, a payment request will be sent to you by post. It will not be possible to pay the fee until you receive your payment request. Make the payment as soon as possible. The processing of your case will not begin until you have paid the application fee.

4) A decision is made

The Swedish Police Authority will assess your application and, if all the requirements are met, your application will be approved and the decision will be sent to you by post.