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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

     

  • TRANSPORTATION OF FIREARMS TO POLAND

  • INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS WISHING TO OBTAIN A PERMIT TO CARRY FIREARMS TO AND FROM POLAND

    As of1st May 2004, all European Union nationals arriving in Poland, plus all Polish nationals who are residents of another European Union country, will be allowed to take firearms and ammunition into Poland for the purpose of hunting or sports events.

    This will require an appropriate permit:

    • European Firearm Pass or
    • a certificate issued by the Polish Consulate.

    The bearer is entitled to purchase ammunition for the weapon specified in a valid permit, but only for hunting purposes or sports events.

    For a certificate to be issued by the Polish Consulate, the following documents need to be submitted:

    I. Valid passport

    II. European Firearm Pass

    III. Hunting voucher or an invitation to take part in a sport event (confirmed by an appropriate, regional commanding police officer)

    IV. A letter of application, which should contain the following information:

     

    1. PERSONAL DETAILS OF APPLICANT:

    • name and surname
    • permanent residence address
    • address of temporary residence while in Poland

    2. INFORMATION REGARDING FIREARMS CARRIED:

    • type of firearm (eg hunting rifle, pistol, shotgun)
    • make, model
    • serial number
    • bore and year of production
    • other characteristics
    • number of magazines

    3. INFORMATION REGARDING AMMUNITION:

    • type of ammunition
    • number of rounds
    • calibre

    4. DETAILS OF TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS:

    • reason for bringing the weapon to Poland
    • date of entry
    • date of departure
    • means of transportation

    In the case of a European Firearm Pass the following requirements must be met:

    • the firearm must be listed on the document
    • a valid document confirming the purpose of the visit must be issued by the appropriate authorities in Poland.

    Documents can be brought in or posted to our office. Provided all documentation is in order, the Consulate will issue the permit, which must then be presented to the border guard upon entry into Poland.

    The consular fee is £43.

    Payment is accepted in cash, credit/debit card or by postal order (made out to Polish Consulate in Edinburgh).

      

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