When applying for a firearm permit, you must provide reliable proof of its intended use.
The firearm you are about to acquire must be suited to the intended purpose of use. So you must be able to explain in your grounds what game you intend to hunt. This will affect the assessment of how well the firearm is suited to the use you have described. Also explain the areas where you intend to hunt and what your right to hunt is based on.
If you have a hunting licence or a shooting club membership card, take it with you when submitting your permit application.
Shooting for sport
If you are applying for a handgun permit based on shooting for sport, you are considered to be actively involved in this activity if you have been shooting for sport at least 10 times during the two years prior your application. You will receive proof of this from your club’s shooting instructor.
If you apply for a permit for a particularly dangerous firearm, you will also need proof of a valid membership of a shooting club. Your membership must have been valid for at least 12 months prior to your permit application. In the case of a specially dangerous firearm, if you are applying for a permit to acquire to a so-called long firearm, you must present proof provided by a shooting instructor stating that you have been actively pursuing shooting sports for at least 12 months prior to the application.
For so-called short firearms, you must have been pursuing shooting sports for at least two years. In addition, you must always provide reliable proof of actively practising or participating in shooting competitions with the type of firearm you are applying for.
The definitions of specially dangerous firearms can be found in the below section Specially dangerous firearms, firearms components, cartridges and projectiles.
Training contributing to military capability
If you are applying for a permit for a specially dangerous long firearm or component, you can use participation in training contributing to military capability as grounds in your application. In this case, you will need proof issued by the National Defence Training Association (MPK) stating that you have participated in training contributing to military capability at least twice during the previous 12 months and have passed the shooting test.
Reservists are required to demonstrate active shooting practice at least five times over a period of 12 months, at least two of which must have taken place during the training contributing to military capability organised by MPK. If you use training as your grounds, you cannot use other than reservist shooting practice to present evidence of your shooting activity. In addition, you must have been practising with the type of firearm for which you are applying for a permit.
If you are applying for a permit on the grounds of work, you must provide proof that you have received training for, or are otherwise familiar with, the safe handling of firearms. You must also demonstrate that you have an acceptable reason for carrying a firearm at work. For example, you can present a letter from your employer as your proof.
You may be granted a permit for keeping a firearm in a museum or in a collection only if you are a firearms collector authorised by the National Police Board.
You may also apply for a permit on the grounds of wanting to keep a firearm as a memento. For this, you must provide a written explanation of why the firearm has sentimental value for you.
A guardian who owns a firearm can have a permit for storing and transporting it when their minor child is granted a parallel permit for that firearm. Note that in this case the guardian does not have a right to shoot with the firearm.