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Law regarding export and Import firearms for competition


Current law requires you to:

  1. Have an Export Permit to export any firearm out of Canada (except the US).
  2. It is also required to have an Import Permit to bring a restricted firearm back into Canada after competition outside the country (except the US).

* The import permit needs to be submitted 29 or fewer days in advance of your expected return date.


1. Export Permits: Application Guidelines

Export permits apply to Firearms, Related Goods and Ammunition:

*  It is advised to submit the Export Permit at least six weeks in advance of your departure


2. Import Permits: Application Guidelines

Current law requires import permits for restricted firearms returning to Canada after competition.

 * Application processing time: 24-48 hours

    3. Application for Import or Export Permit

    Completed form can be sent back via email to Global Affairs; via fax at 613-996-3205 or by mail at the address indicated below:

    Permit Operations, Client Services and Reporting (TIA)

    Trade and Export Controls

    Global Affairs Canada

    125 Sussex Drive, Sussex Pavilion, S8

    Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G2



    4. Payment Authorisation Form

    Completed form can be sent to Export and Import Controls via fax to (819) 934-0227 or by email to: cashiersoffice@international.gc.ca


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