Firearms & Ammunition
Individuals who reside outside the European Union and have not been issued an Austrian or European Firearms Pass, must apply for a permit to be allowed to bring weapons and ammunition into Austria.
You may apply for the permit (fee: €42 to be paid in U.S. funds in cash or via money-order) at the Consulate. When applying, you must present
- proper documentation of your trip (length, purpose, plane ticket etc.)
- a valid passport
- a valid firearms pass / permit issued by the authorities of your place of residence
- a statement of good conduct (Sheriff's letter, criminal record clearance letter) issued by the proper authorities.
Please note that further documentation may be required on a case-by-case basis.
The permit gives you the right to bring firearms and weapons into Austria, but it does not confer the right to carry the firearm at all times. In addition, the firearm must be unloaded and any ammunition must be stored separately.
If you intend to carry your firearm at all times or even to use it, a separate permit issued by the Austrian local authorities is required. Please be advised that there is no legal right to obtain the permit(s) you are applying for.