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Firearms can only be obtained with an acquisition license, which can be applied for at the local police for a fee. For individual firearm, a separate license is required. The number of firearms a person can own is not limited in any way. With the primary licensee's consent, the police can grant a parallel permit for a firearm or firearm component to other persons.


The applicant must be aged 18 and above. He or she must also be considered fit in accordance with his or her health.

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e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.


  1. Go to a police department to apply for a parallel permit.
  2. Present a proof of identity (passport or ID), original permit holder's consent and reasons or purpose of the application (in writing) and other application-specific appendices.
  3. Complete an application form.
  4. Pay the fee.

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Required Documents

  • passport or ID card (proof of identity)
  • the original permit holder's consent
  • reasons or purpose for seeking the license (in writing) and other necessary documents supporting the application
  • military passport, certificate of non-military service, call-up certificate or other certificate that the person is exempt from military service


Parallel permit - 24 €
Additional permit for the same type of permit applied for at the same time - 20 €
Renewal of possession and parallel permit - 24 €


A parallel permit is granted for the duration of the possession permit, but not for a period longer than ten years.

Documents to Use

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Sample Documents

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Processing Time

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Office Locations & Contacts

To find a local police station to your area, click on the link below:
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Other uses of the Document/Certificate

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