Trade in firearms and ammunition
Applying for a permit to trade in firearms.
To be allowed to trade in firearms, you must have permission from the Swedish Police. Submit your application as provided in the instructions on this page. The Swedish Police will assess, based on your application submitted, whether you have sufficient knowledge and documented experience allowing you to obtain a permit, and whether the business operations will be able to be conducted in a responsible and professional manner.
It may be necessary to apply for several different permits for your business operations. Permits are needed for:
- Approval of the representative for weapons trade
- Trade in firearms
- Approval of the weapon dealers’ representative with a test shooting
- Approval of the replacement of the representative
- Weapon Dealer’s Notification
- Weapon Dealer’s Declaration - weapons from Sweden
- Transfer of Weapons to an EU country - weapons dealers
Charges for weapons licenses
A fee is payable to have your application for a weapon license processed. The fee applies to the examination itself and is therefore charged regardless of whether your application is granted or not. Once you have submitted your form, a payment notice is sent to your registered address. Processing begins once the application fee has been paid and registered. The management of your case will be faster if the application is complete from the start.
|Authorisation to possess firearms, first weapon||870|
|Fee for duplicate certificate of license to possess firearms||225|
|License to possess ammunition||320|
|Issuing a European Firearms Pass||870|
|License to borrow firearms||320|
|License to store firearms with another person||320|
|For an application to renew a fixed-term license, only one fee per applicant is charged regardless of the number of weapons.||320|
|Renewal or import of additional firearms in a European Firearms Pass||320|
|Permit to transfer firearms or ammunition to another EU country||320|
|Permit to import firearms or ammunition||870|
|License to trade in firearms||4600|
|License to receive firearms for repair/overhaul||2900|
|Approval of director of firearms trade, their replacement or a person who will be present during test-shooting instead of an arms dealer.||870|
The time it takes to receive a decision for your application for a weapon licence depends on a number of factors. What you can do to make the processing of your case proceed as fast as possible is to:
- Complete the form correctly
- Pay the fee via the payment notice that is sent to your registered address
- Attach the certificates that are needed, such as a hunting certificate or association certificate
Applying for a permit for the trade in firearms and ammunition
Follow the steps below to submit your application. All forms are gathered together further down the page.
1) Fill out the form.
Save the form on your computer before you start filling it out. Make sure the form is completely filled out. If any information is missing, a processing assistant will need to contact you. And this will mean that your application will take a longer time to process.
2) Verify which attachments are required.
When sending the application, don’t forget to include the required attachments. It will be stated on t form which attachments you will need to send with the application.
3) Submit the supporting documentation.
Best to send form and attachments in by e-mail. If you need to sign the form, you can print it out and sign it, and then scan it and send it digitally (online).
We are happy to receive your application via e-mail.
Send your application here
This e-mail address is only for submitting the application with attachments. If you want to supplement your application at a later date or have questions you want to ask, contact the Registrar in your region instead.
You can also send your application and attachments by regular post to:
Polismyndigheten/The Swedish Police Authority
Region Bergslagen/Stockholm/East/West/South/North/Mitt (Please indicate only your region)
981 83 Kiruna
4) Pay the fee according to the paying-in slip.
Once the Police Authority has received your application, paying-in slip with the fee will be sent by post. It won’t be possible to pay the fee until you receive your paying-in slip. Use the paying-in slip notice and make the payment as soon as feasible. The processing of your matter will not begin until you have submitted the fee.
5) A decision is made.
The Police will send the decision to your address as registered in the Swedish population register. If your application is approved, the original copy of your permit/licence will be sent in the post.
Approval of the representative for weapons trade
Permits for the trading of 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 from Sweden to an weapons dealer in another EU Member State