Bringing weapons into and out of Member States of the European Union
For the purpose of hunting or target shooting competitions in the Member States of the European Union, in addition to a weapons licence, you will require a European Firearms PassA citizen of the European Union can enter the Republic of Croatia for the purpose of hunting or target shooting upon presenting their European Firearms Pass.
You do not require a prior police authorisation for bringing weapons into the Republic of Croatia if up to three pieces of weapons for hunting or target shooting and 500 pieces of ammunition for each weapon are entered in your European Firearms Pass. For more than three pieces of weapons entered in your Pass, you will require prior police authorisation.
Application for a prior authorisation to bring weapons and ammunition into the Republic of CroatiaAn application for a prior authorisation can be submitted at a diplomatic mission or consular office of the Republic of Croatia competent according to the place of permanent residence of an EU Member State citizen. Any police station or police administration in the Republic of Croatia also receives applications and grants authorisations for bringing weapons into the Republic of Croatia. The said authorisation must be requested prior to a hunt or a target shooting competition.
The list of diplomatic missions and consular offices is available on the website of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs
Diplomatic missions and consular offices of the Republic of Croatia in the world.
The application form can be downloaded from the website of the Ministry of the Interior
Application for a prior authorisation to bring weapons and ammunition into the Republic of Croatia.
Together with your application for issuing a prior authorisation, you must enclose the following:
- National weapons licence
- European Firearms Pass
- Letter of invitation to a hunt or a target shooting competition (original).
A prior authorisation is issued for the duration of one year, with the possibility of extension for up to one more year.
If a prior authorisation has been obtained, additional relevant data will be entered in the European Firearms Pass. A prior authorisation will not be issued in case of offences against public order, security of people and property or national security.
The national weapons licence, European Firearms Pass and the letter of invitation to a hunt or a target shooting competition (original) are required upon entering Croatia.
Prior to travelling to Croatia for the purpose of hunting or target shooting, it is recommended to check the types of weapons allowed to be brought into Croatia. This information is available on the website of the Ministry of the Interior
List of permitted and prohibited weapons in the territory of the Republic of Croatia.