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Alien falconry hunting license - renew your annual hunting license

If you are a foreign national and wish to hunt in Germany, you will need a German falconry hunting license and hunting permit in your name.

If you are already in possession of these hunting licenses as annual hunting licenses but their validity has expired, you can apply for an extension.

Falconry hunting licences may only be issued to foreigners who do not yet have a German falconry licence after passing the German falconry examination or passing a falconer's examination equivalent to the German falconer's examination in their home country. Whether a foreign falconer's examination is recognised as equivalent is decided by the supreme hunting authority.

You can submit the application in writing or, if available, online.

If you submit the application in writing, complete it and submit it by post or in person to the competent authority.

The application and the supporting documents to be provided will be checked for completeness and correctness.

If you meet all the requirements, you will be issued a foreigner falconry hunting license.

You apply for the extension at the authority that issued your hunting license.

  • at least 18 years old at the time of issue
  • personal reliability
  • physical fitness
  • completed hunting liability insurance
  • falconry license already issued
  • German hunting license
  • German falconry license
  • Hunting license of the home country
  • Falconry license of the home country
  • current photograph(s), if applicable
  • Proof of statutory hunting liability insurance

In addition to the respective administration fee, the respective amount for the hunting fee is added.

Administration Fee: 7,50 EUR
Payment in advance: No

Administration Fee: 15,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No

Administration Fee: 17,50 EUR
Payment in advance: No

Administration Fee: 35,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No

The annual hunting license is valid for a maximum of three consecutive hunting years. The hunting year begins on 01.04. and ends on 31.03..

Written form required: yes

Informal application possible: no

Personal appearance necessary: no

Online services available: yes

Lower Saxony Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection


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competent Bodies

Landkreis Emsland - Fachbereich Sicherheit und Ordnung
Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62 , 49705 Meppen
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Station Haltestelle Kreishaus
Bus: 993

Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible


Henriette Schnieders
Telephone: 05931 44-1473
F 473
responsible for:

Data protection information

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen
Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99

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