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.

(These documents are not available in English)

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.

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