Individuals importing from a member state of the EU

  1. Read these instructions carefully before submitting your application. Complete the application form.
  2. Make sure you have filled in:
    (a) the exact make and model of the firearm
    (b) the correct Category A-C (PDF - 88KB)
  3. Attach to the application a copy of the valid firearms certificate for the firearm or ammunition to be imported.
  4. For firearms listed as Category B (PDF - 88KB) you will need to obtain a document entitled an Article 7.  This is issued by a superintendent of An Garda Síochána.  A copy will have to be sent to us with your application to import the firearms.
  5. You can fill in the form using type or in handwriting.  If completing it in handwriting please use black ink and block capitals.
  6. Forward the documentation to the Firearms and Explosives Licensing Unit of the Department of Justice and Equality.  We will issue a transfer document to you so that you can use it to legally import the firearms and/or ammunition.

 

Individuals importing from a country which is not a member of the EU:

  1. Read these instructions carefully before submitting your application.
  2. Complete the application form fully
  3. Make sure you have filled in:
    (a) the exact make and model of the firearm
    (b) the correct Category A-C (PDF - 88KB)
    Category B (PDF - 88KB)
  4. Attach to the application a copy of the valid firearms certificate for the firearm or ammunition to be imported.
  5. You can fill in the form using type or in handwriting.  If completing it in handwriting please use black ink and block capitals.
  6. New marking requirements under the EU Firearms Directive came into effect on 1 September 2019. In accordance with Statutory Instrument No. 420 of 2019, firearms and their essential components being imported into the European Union must be marked in compliance with the Directive. Essential components are defined as the barrel; the frame; the receiver (including both upper and lower receiver); the slide; the cylinder; and the bolt or breech block.
  7. Forward the documentation to the Firearms Unit of the Department of Justice and Equality.  We will issue a transfer document to you so that you can use it to legally import the firearms and/or ammunition.