European Firearms Pass
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 PassSince Croatia joined the European Union (EU), citizens with a weapons licence that allows them to possess weapons for the purpose of target shooting or to possess and carry weapons for the purpose of hunting, must have a European Firearms Pass if they want to participate in target shooting competitions or hunting in the EU Member States.
Citizens holding a certificate on declared weapons classified in category C must also have a European Firearms Pass allowing them to possess and carry weapons classified in categories B and C in European Union Member States and to transfer them across those states.
Information on categories of weapons, as well as any other details on possessing and carrying weapons according to the different purposes, are available on the website of the Ministry of the Interior.
European Firearms Pass.
Filing an applicationAn application for a European Firearms Pass will be submitted at the police administration or station competent according to the applicant’s place of permanent residence. The Pass will be issued with the same expiration date as the weapons licence, but not longer than five years.
When travelling with weapons, you must carry with you a European Firearms Pass and a valid weapons licence for the weapons recorded therein, a certificate from the shooting sports organisation or an archery organisation that provided the weapons for use or a certificate on declared weapons classified in category C.
The loss of a European Firearms Pass will be published in the Official Gazette based on a Certificate of Loss of a Weapons Document, which is issued by a police administration or station competent according to the place of permanent residence of the weapons’ owner.