Taking Firearms Abroad

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation takes no responsibility for the content of external websites.

This page has been constructed to provide avenues to follow; BASC is not able to advise on foreign laws due to the complexity of keeping our library accurately up to date. Definitive answers about foreign firearms and hunting laws should be obtained from the embassy or consulate of the country concerned.

To find a foreign embassy in the UK click here

UK Government guidance on the export of firearms

This guidance covers export of firearms and ammunition by UK firearm and shotgun certificate holders, as well as firearms dealers. This guidance does not cater for the Channel Islands, Northern Ireland or Isle of Man; for further details Click Here.

UK Government guidance on the export of firearms

This guidance covers export of firearms and ammunition by UK firearm and shotgun certificate holders as well as firearms dealers. This guidance does not cater for the Channel Islands, Northern Ireland or Isle of Man; for further details Click Here.

South Africa

South African Police Service – Firearms The Professional Hunters Association of South Africa (PHASA) website supplies extensive advice regarding hunting permits and local laws. They include information about certain airline requirements and transit through the Netherlands which requires separate permission to carry firearms via connecting flights.

Related pages

Services to Members

Our Service To Members Services What Can You Expect From Us Contact Us Confidential advice on firearms and related matters such as knives, explosives and countryside law. Advocacy with firearms licensing personnel on behalf of members. Technical and ballistic advice on all aspects of sporting firearms use. Assistance with completing

Violent Crime Reduction Act

Violent Crime Reduction Act The Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 received royal assent in November 2006. This page aims to provide clarification of complex issues in detail. For further information call BASC’s firearms department on 01244-573010 ACPO & BASC Guide to the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 Please note that

Firearm & shotgun security

Firearm & Shotgun Security January 2015 – BASC and National Crime Agency collaborate to provide firearms security advice The advice, Protect Your Firearm, Protect Your Sport, shares tips with certificate holders on storage and transportation and on keeping vigilant when out and about. It also shows the steps that can be taken