Importing a weapon

To import a weapon into Switzerland you require a permit from fedpol. This applies also to a weapon’s essential components, weapons accessories, ammunition and ammunition components. All objects, including their receipts if possible, must be registered with the customs authorities.

You also require a permit for temporarily importing firearms in the course of a trip or journey. Travellers from the Schengen member states will only be granted a permit if they have a European Firearms Pass.

Hunters and target shooters do not require an additional permit to the European Firearms Pass if they can show proof of participation in a shooting event.


If you are definitely importing a weapon from Liechtenstein, you must report it to the appropriate cantonal authority.

Last modification 01.04.2021

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