Details on the administration involved and forms required by Firearms’ Dealers is set out below if you are importing from an EU member state or see the separate procedure if you are importing from a non-EU member state.

 

Import from EU member state

  1. Read these instructions carefully before submitting your application.
  2. Complete the application form (MS Word - 182KB) fully
  3. Make sure you have filled in:
    (a) the exact makes and models of the firearms
    (b) the correct category A-D (PDF-17KB)
  4. You can fill in the form using type or in handwriting.  If completing it in handwriting please use black ink and block capitals.
  5. Forward the documentation to the Firearms Unit of the Department of Justice and Equality.  We will issue a document to you so that you can use it to legally import the firearms and/or ammunition.  We will do this as quickly as possible but you should allow 10 working days. 
  6. If you are importing restricted firearms or restricted ammunition, you will first need an authorisation to trade in restricted firearms from this Department.  Firearms licensable in this country are split into two categories: non-restricted and restricted  by  S.I. 21 of 2008 (PDF - 103KB) as amended by SI 337 of 2009 (PDF - 100KB)
  7. In all instances where you are applying to import a Category B firearm you must send us a copy of either the firearms certificate or the Garda authorisation which has been issued to your customer for this firearm.

 

Import from non-EU member state

  1. Read these instructions carefully before submitting your application.
  2. Complete the application form (MS Word - 182KB) fully
  3. Make sure you have filled in:
    a. the exact makes and models of the firearms
    b. the correct category A-D (PDF - 17KB)
  4. You can fill in the form using type or in handwriting.  If completing it in handwriting please use black ink and block capitals.
  5. Forward the documentation to the Firearms Unit of The Department of Justice and Equality.  We will issue a document to you so that you can use it to legally import the firearms and/or ammunition.  We will do this as quickly as possible but you should allow 10 working days.
  6. If you are importing restricted firearms or restricted ammunition, you will first need an authorisation to trade in restricted firearms from this Department.  Firearms licensable in this country are split into two categories: non-restricted and restricted by S.I. 21 of 2008 (PDF - 103KB) as amended by SI 337 of 2009 (PDF - 100KB).
  7. In all instances where you are applying to import a Category B (PDF - 17KB) firearm you must submit a copy of either the firearms certificate or the Garda authorisation which has been issued to your customer for this firearm.