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It appears that since the UK has now left the EU we are required by each individual member country to follow a different procedure to access the countries with sporting firearms, (Our European Firearms Passess have been cancelled) Can anyone tell me the process that American and Canadian shooters follow to hunt in the EU using their own firearms.
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European Firearms Pass: a Q&A​

29 Oct 2020 by Countryside Alliance


Unless a deal is reached before December 31st, the European Firearms Pass (EFP) will no longer be available to British citizens, or recognized by British border forces for EU citizens travelling to Britain. This is a major blow to those to travel frequently with firearms to the continent. The Alliance is lobbying hard to secure a workable equivalent, but in the meantime has produced a Q&A for those who intend to travel to Europe with firearms after 31st December.
What is happening to the European Firearms Pass?
From 1 January 2021, when the UK transition period ends, residents of Great Britain will no longer be able to apply for a European Firearms Pass (EFP), or use one to travel to the EU with their firearm or shotgun.

Residents of Northern Ireland will still be able to request an EFP and to use it to take a lawfully owned firearm to an EU country, including the Republic of Ireland, from 1 January 2021.

What does this mean for those travelling with firearms?
Before travelling, GB residents will need to check and follow the licensing requirements of any EU country they will be in with a firearm from 1 January, as well as UK import and export controls. This includes if you are in an EU country on 1 January.

Countries may have varying lead times for applying for licenses, so it is recommended that requirements are checked well ahead of travelling.

If you are sponsoring an EU visitor bringing a firearm to GB, you should apply to the local police force for a visitor’s permit like now but will not need to produce the visitor’s valid EFP. Visitor’s permits issued before the transition period ends will stay valid until they expire.
How do I apply for a visitor’s permit for foreign countries?
The best way to apply for a visitor’s permit is to approach the Consulate or Embassy of the country you will be travelling to, as well as any through which you may also be travelling. They will either have the application form available for download from their website or will be able to supply you one on request via email.
What if I am driving to one country (e.g Germany) through another (e.g France)?
You will need a visitor’s permit for every country that you visit, even if you are simply transiting through.
Are there any other restrictions?
You should always check the conditions of travel prior to booking. For example, airline fees for travelling with a firearm vary considerably from company to company, as do their terms and conditions. Some carriers prohibit the carriage of firearms entirely, and others require considerable advance warning.
What is the Countryside Alliance doing on this issue?
We are lobbying hard for an EFP equivalent, which will not only benefit UK residents travelling abroad with firearms, but also EU residents travelling to the UK.
 

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Do you believe the experience of a non-US citizen wanting to enter the US and move around various states for hunting is any different to that of a non-EU citizen wanting to enter and move around the EU for the same purpose?

Don't get me wrong, your Constitution is a wonderful and precious thing, but your red tape is as thick and restrictive as anyone else's.
 

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Well thats the point, non US citizen. With very few exception's, a US citizen can move about the US as we please with firearms. NY, NJ and Cal are problematic as they are and have been run by idiots for many years.
We dont expect to have those same freedoms overseas.
 

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As you already likely know:

GB residents who want to travel to the EU with their firearms or shotguns can no longer apply for a European Firearms Pass (EFP). You can also no longer use an existing EFP to travel to the EU with your firearm or shotgun.

What incredible advice from the UK government:

Instead, you should check the firearms licensing requirements of the EU country you’re travelling to or through, ahead of travelling. You need to apply for consent in line with these requirements and applicable import/export controls. These requirements also apply if you will be in an EU country with your firearm covered by an EFP.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publi...s-requirements/european-firearms-requirements


Which will mean you will join us (Canadians, etc) in trying to sort each countries laws and find the proper contacts and forms and carry on.
Pick your country and start the search.
 

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As you already likely know:

GB residents who want to travel to the EU with their firearms or shotguns can no longer apply for a European Firearms Pass (EFP). You can also no longer use an existing EFP to travel to the EU with your firearm or shotgun.

What incredible advice from the UK government:

Instead, you should check the firearms licensing requirements of the EU country you’re travelling to or through, ahead of travelling. You need to apply for consent in line with these requirements and applicable import/export controls. These requirements also apply if you will be in an EU country with your firearm covered by an EFP.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publi...s-requirements/european-firearms-requirements


Which will mean you will join us (Canadians, etc) in trying to sort each countries laws and find the proper contacts and forms and carry on.
Pick your country and start the search.
Yep. Welcome to our world. :eek: Suspect there is a business opportunity for a savvy travel agent in the UK were they to move quickly.
 

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As you already likely know:

GB residents who want to travel to the EU with their firearms or shotguns can no longer apply for a European Firearms Pass (EFP). You can also no longer use an existing EFP to travel to the EU with your firearm or shotgun.

What incredible advice from the UK government:

Instead, you should check the firearms licensing requirements of the EU country you’re travelling to or through, ahead of travelling. You need to apply for consent in line with these requirements and applicable import/export controls. These requirements also apply if you will be in an EU country with your firearm covered by an EFP.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publi...s-requirements/european-firearms-requirements


Which will mean you will join us (Canadians, etc) in trying to sort each countries laws and find the proper contacts and forms and carry on.
Pick your country and start the search.
You hit the nail on the head except that it gets more complex as they now say we need an export certificate to travel with firearm to the EU (No where else) and from my research no EU country requires an import licence - just generally letters of invitation; the UK FAC and insurance. Its quite interesting trawling every countries requirements!!!
Getting in other countries is tedious but feasible - getting out of UK with a firearm on holiday looks impossible as the web based applications for an export licence appear circular - frightened in case I vanish up my own rear end!!!. Its a dogs breakfast created by some ignorant and incompetant civil service - as you read the Government documents you realise they have just cut and pasted so that information is out of context and downright wrong etc.
 

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Maybe pdq could help you first time for a fee then you would know the procedure....

 

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You hit the nail on the head except that it gets more complex as they now say we need an export certificate to travel with firearm to the EU (No where else) and from my research no EU country requires an import licence - just generally letters of invitation; the UK FAC and insurance. Its quite interesting trawling every countries requirements!!!
Getting in other countries is tedious but feasible - getting out of UK with a firearm on holiday looks impossible as the web based applications for an export licence appear circular - frightened in case I vanish up my own rear end!!!. Its a dogs breakfast created by some ignorant and incompetant civil service - as you read the Government documents you realise they have just cut and pasted so that information is out of context and downright wrong etc.

Thankfully, the Canadian Export permit for firearms, ammunition and tactical weapons systems (scopes) is straight forward, free, online and relatively painless.
Given your current government leanings I'd expect you will have to crawl up someones rear to find anything soon.
Good luck getting your firearms out of the country and back on your hunt.
 

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Maybe pdq could help you first time for a fee then you would know the procedure....

Hi Spike, I had forgotten the name, but PDQ was the company who sent the sxs I bought in London in October 2016, to Griffin and Howe in New Jersey for importation into the U. S. Total bill for both companies was over $1400.
 

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Hi Spike, I had forgotten the name, but PDQ was the company who sent the sxs I bought in London in October 2016, to Griffin and Howe in New Jersey for importation into the U. S. Total bill for both companies was over $1400.

Cleared guns into uk couple of times for me when transitting or taking to Paul when usual people I used couldn't...used to have his cell number but with phones lost and changed lost it....
 

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Cleared guns into uk couple of times for me when transitting or taking to Paul when usual people I used couldn't...used to have his cell number but with phones lost and changed lost it....
check your PM
 

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