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    Travelling to Germany with firearms...?

    Looking to get the ferry over to Holland from harwich in the new year and then drive to Germany for jagd und hund and hopefully a spot of hunting, I'm planning on taking my .375 with me, whether I end up using it or not, but just wondered what the process is.
    i have my european firearms permit, but do I:
    a) need something in writing confirming where I'm intending to be shooting?
    b) need to declare at customs and or border control between Holland and Germany and when arriving in Holland?

    is there anything else I need to do/know before just sticking the cannon in the car and setting sail....?
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    I can't remember exactly when we went last year
    but European firearms pass with rifle or rifles that you'd be taking
    We had to provide a form of training or something to prove we were experienced
    it really surprised me how trouble free it was we went on the ferry and the whole
    experience was hassle free
    enjoy your trip good luck
    regards pete

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    there is no border control between germany and holland .you go up the E40 through europe, across the continent start in belgium,holland germany and find yourself in poland without seeing nada ,natch zero passport control,.if you want a few pointers read webber,s write up on pigeon watch .he went last year and its a good read taking you through the ins n outs of such a huge show atb

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    In answer to your first question deerstalker I think you usually need to be able to provide proof of an invitation to shoot.
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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    Thanks 8x57, on closer inspection of the European firearms pass it does say you can travel with no problems, but you must be able to establish the reason for your journey, so a letter from your host would be required.

    Thanks all.
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    A good idea to have a contact/invitation , however in 15 years of travelling 3 or 4 times a year to France and Germany I have never been asked for anything other than my EFP, my Passport and my Firearm/Shot gun Certificate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roedinator View Post
    I can't remember exactly when we went last year
    but European firearms pass with rifle or rifles that you'd be taking
    We had to provide a form of training or something to prove we were experienced
    it really surprised me how trouble free it was we went on the ferry and the whole
    experience was hassle free
    enjoy your trip good luck
    regards pete
    +1 make sure you get the paperwork sorted and it is a piece of cake

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