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Weapons licence

Anyone who wants to carry a firearm in public, i.e. outside the home or a peaceful property, needs a firearm license. This also applies to shotguns, irritants and signal weapons ("small" weapons licence). At public events, the carrying of weapons of any kind is prohibited in principle.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the district, the district-free city, the large independent city and independent municipality.

Requirements

 

  • Minimum age 18 years,
  • Reliability
  • Personal aptitude,
  • written justification (see for documents)*
  • Insurance*
  • Proof of expertise*

* Not required for "small" weapons license.

Proof of the need and the corresponding insurance must be provided by you. Proof of expertise is provided by an weapons expert examination. An application for participation in this examination may be submitted to the competent authority.

Which documents are required?

  • Identity card/ passport
  • Social
  • Proof of expertise
  • Information that demonstrates that the applicant is significantly more at risk than the general public from attacks on life or limb and that the possession of firearms outside the pacified property, e.g. the dwelling or fenced property, is likely to mitigate this risk
  • Insofar as the firearms licence is to be issued for an activity in the surveillance industry, corresponding guarding orders must be submitted as proof of need and a trade registration.

What are the fees?

There are fees. Please contact the appropriate body.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the appropriate body.

What else should I know?

The granting of a permit to carry a weapon (weapon certificate) always requires the granting of a permit to acquire and possess weapons (weapon possession card). This does not apply to the issue of the so-called 'small arms licence'.

Comments

Text reviewed by the Lower Saxony Ministry of Home Affairs and Sport; updated on Sep 23, 2011

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

competent Bodies

Einheitsgemeinde Haselünne, Stadt

Address: Rathausplatz 1 , 49740 Haselünne
Postal address: Post Office Box 280
Telephone: 05961 509-0
Fax: 05961 509-500
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Bürgerservice Stadt Haselünne
responsible for:
Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Otto Rechtien
Telephone: 05931 44-1473
Room:
F 473
responsible for:
Maris Hackmann
Telephone: 05931 44-2472
Room:
F 472
responsible for:

Data protection information

Einheitsgemeinde Haselünne, Stadt

Address: Rathausplatz 1 , 49740 Haselünne
Postal address: Post Office Box 280
Telephone: 05961 509-0
Fax: 05961 509-500
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Bürgerservice Stadt Haselünne
responsible for:

Landkreis Emsland

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes
bank account:
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
BIC: GENODEF1LIG
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
BIC: NOLADE21EMS
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
BIC: PBNKDEFF250
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
Room:
605
responsible for:

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen

Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

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