Before entering Luxembourg with a firearm, European residents who hold weapons permits in their country of residence must obtain a European Firearms Pass (EFP). This pass must be approved by the Arms and Security Service (Service Armes et Gardiennage) of the Ministry of Justice before entering the country with the weapons in question.
Furthermore, guest hunters from countries outside the European Union must go through certain formalities before they may use their own weapons during their stay in Luxembourg.
In addition, permanently transferring weapons from another Member State into Luxembourg, and importing weapons from a non-European Union Member State, are subject to prior authorisation by the Ministry of Justice.
How to proceed
Temporary transfer from a European Union Member State
The European Firearms Pass (EFP) covers temporary transfers of firearms to other EU Member States for the purpose of taking part in a hunt or competitive target shooting.
The European Firearms Pass must also receive prior approval (without any taxes assessed) by the Luxembourg authorities, specifically the Weapons Department of the Ministry of Justice, before the weapons in question enter Luxembourg territory.
Specific case of a foreigner invited to hunt in Luxembourg
Guest hunters who are not citizens of a European Union Member State who wish to bring their own weapons but who, due to their country of origin, do not hold a European Firearms Pass (EFP), must file a special application with the Weapons Department of the Ministry of Justice.
The same form must be used by guest hunters from a European Union Member State who, rather than bringing their own weapons, wish to borrow one or more weapons from hunters who are Luxembourg residents.
The following documents must be included with the application:
- a copy of the guest hunter's ID card;
- the temporary hunting licence issued by the District Commissioner (commissaire de district);
- proof of payment of the adhesive tax stamp (notification of debit).
Permanent transfer from another European Union Member State
No weapon may be permanently transferred into Luxembourg without prior authorisation from the Arms and Security Service of the Ministry of Justice.
The authorisation is issued free of charge together with the requested weapons authorisation (authorisation to carry a sport or hunting weapon, authorisation to possess a weapon).
Other than this one-time authorisation to acquire a weapon, the competent authorities in the country from which the weapon is sent may also, if applicable, request prior approval for the transfer of firearms. This document, which must be approved by the Arms and Security Service, must be completed in advance by the applicant.
Importing weapons from countries outside the European Union
It is not legal to import any weapons without a prior acquisition authorisation issued by the Arms and Security Service of the Ministry of Justice.
Forms / Online services
Demande en obtention d'une autorisation de port d'armes de chasse pour non-résidents (invités de chasse étrangers)
Who to contact
Arms and security service13, rue Erasme
Fax : (+352) 22 05 19Mon.-Fri. from 8.30 to 11.30 and from 14.30 from 16.00 (except at the end of year and during summer holidays)