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Apply for a firearms licence if you have a gun ownership card for a shooting club

If your shooting club already has a gun ownership card and you want to purchase other firearms requiring a permit in addition to the weapons registered there for the club, you will need a permit to do so. The permit is issued by the competent authority by means of an entry in the firearms possession card (pre-entry). With the pre-entry, you have one year to acquire the registered weapon that requires a permit.

In the application for a permit for the further acquisition of a firearm, you only need to specify what type of weapon with which caliber you wish to acquire. Further information, such as manufacturer and exact model, is not required for the time being. You do not have to provide this information until you have acquired the weapon and comply with your obligation to report the acquisition of the weapon to the competent authority. The gun dealer must also notify you of the surrender of the weapon.

You will need to prove that you can safely store the weapon you intend to acquire.

You must apply for the pre-registration at the competent firearms authority. Submit the application along with the required documents.

Weapon Possession Card (WBK) for Clubs

Identity card or passport (copy)

Weapon Possession Card (WBK) for Clubs

Proof of safe storage

There is no deadline.

To be able to fill out the ad faster, you can use the NWR identification numbers (NWR ID):

Your personal NWR ID (P or F NWR ID) for your personal information

the Permit-NWR-ID for the Weapons Permit (E-NWR-ID)

the weapon or weapon part NWR ID (W or T-NWR ID).

You can obtain the NWR IDs upon application to the responsible weapons authority.


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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


Maris Hackmann
Telephone: 05931 44-2472
F 472
responsible for:
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)