When you arrive in New Zealand you must:
To obtain a Visitors Firearms Licence you must pay $25 and show Police:
You need approval to bring firearms into New Zealand.
Provided your firearms are of the type approved
for import into New Zealand, you will receive your Permit for
Import immediately on your arrival.
Please check if your firearms are of the approved type before you
arrive in New Zealand.
The list of approved for import is available here or by supplying details of the make and model of the firearms to:
Licencing and Vetting Service Centre
Police National Headquarters
PO Box 3017
Phone: +64 44749539
Fax +64 44991065
Email the firearms team
If the type of firearm you wish to import into New Zealand is not
currently approved it will be sent to the New Zealand Police Armoury,
who will either approve or decline your application.
If your application is declined, Police will retain your firearms until you leave New Zealand.
The importation of pistols, military style assault rifles known in
New Zealand as MSSAs (military style semi-automatics)
and automatic firearms is strictly controlled by the New Zealand Police.
You are advised not to arrive in New Zealand with any restricted firearms other than with a permit to import.