IMPORTANT: New Firearm/Weapon Transfer License In Frankfurt Germany

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  1. Travel Express

    Travel Express SPONSOR Since 2010 AH Fanatic

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    Hi Everyone!
    Received this email a couple of days ago regarding traveling through Frankfurt Airport in Germany with firearm/weapon. It should make the whole Frankfurt process a lot easier. Figured you would all want to know!
    Lori


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    From: sabrina.stock@stadt-frankfurt.de <sabrina.stock@stadt-frankfurt.de> On Behalf Of transfer@stadt-frankfurt.de
    Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 8:28 AM
    To: 'travelexpress@montana.com' <travelexpress@montana.com>
    Subject: NEW! Transfer licenses via Frankfurt


    Dear Sir or Madam,

    via this E-Mail we would like to inform you about changes in the process of applying for transfer licenses for your customers who are hunters, sports shooters and other weapons owners.

    If your customers travel to foreign countries via the airport in Frankfurt, an application for a transfer license must be placed with the weapon authority of Frankfurt.

    Up until now, the applications and the issuance of the permits took place via E-Mail.

    From November 01, 2018 the applications and the issuance of the permits can only be placed online via the following link:

    www.frankfurt.de/mitnahmeerlaubnis

    The documents necessary for the application such as identification documents or weapons permits from the customers home countries can be uploaded via the application portal.

    The fee of 20 € for the permit can be paid online as well. The following online payment systems can be used at present:
    • PayPal
    • Master Card, Visa
    • GiroPay
    If the application is approved, you will receive an E-Mail with a link to download and print the permit.

    In addition to the permit document a certificate with security features for counterfeit security will be attached to the E-Mail. Please print this document as well and present both documents to the customs authority at the airport in Frankfurt am Main.

    We hope to have made the application process more transparent and easy to understand for you with this online processing portal.

    Mit freundlichen Grüßen

    Im Auftrag
    Sabrina Stock

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    Ordnungsamt
    32.22.11 Waffenbehörde

    Kleyerstraße 86
    60326 Frankfurt am Main
     

  2. Graham Hunter

    Graham Hunter AH Fanatic

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    So how do you get the English version.
     

  3. Chukar

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    If you click on the globe looking thing on the bottom of the page it will give you little page. If you click the bar that says Deutsch will bring up a choice for english.
     
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  4. Graham Hunter

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    As I understand it, this is only necessary if the weapons are not checked through directly, i.e you need to collect and recheck weapons due to change of airlines etc?
     
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  6. ve7poi

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    So I’ll make sure I don’t fly through Frankfurt as this is just a rip off tax, never mine the crappy connections 9hr layover.
     

  7. Rock375

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    Every one who can now governments etc are reaching into your pocket. I first hunted AFRICA in 1994 and it was a breeze to travel with guns. It’s was a breeze to ship my trophies and the shipping charges were reasonable. Airlines appreciated my business as did the countries we hunted. Now it seems every one associated with your hunt is trying to figure out how to charge you something extra and run! Unfortunately it’s becoming a bigger and bigger hassle every hunt I book. It’s getting Very frustrating and I feel for our future hunters.
     

  8. Rolf_T

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    Got confirmation from my local SCI chapter who have been in touch with Frankfurt:
    If you are transiting Frankfurt and have a valid European Weapon Passport, there are no need for more paperwork..
     

  9. Graham Hunter

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    So what is a European weapon at passport
     
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    Don't know if I will ever have to avail myself of it but thank you Lori for posting this info!
     
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  12. tommy1005

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    anyone know if you need to put ammunition and/or suppressors on the permit? Also, we're flying through on the way back, so no clue how much ammo I'll have left, but my thought was to put what I am carrying since I will likely be traveling with the empty cases on the way home.
     

  13. Rick Cox

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    I could be wrong, but it sounds like for folks coming from North America and only transisting through this does not apply....
     

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    Lori,
    Thank you so much for posting this. It’s good when the professionals give us the straight news.
     
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  15. perttime

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    Yep. It is a thing within Europe. Our government agencies issue them, and then you can travel between European countries with firearms, without major complications.
     

  16. Opposite Pole

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    You still need to be able to explain (or rather prove) to the authorities where you're going and why you are travelling with guns should they ask you. And when visiting UK you still need UK documents along with that.
     

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