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Estonia. 2002 ‘Application by Natural Person for Acquisition Permit or Weapons Permit.’ Weapons Act (Riigi Teataja I 2001, 65, 377) [with amendments to June 2004]; Section 35 (Chapter 5). Tallinn: Riigi Teataja (State Gazette). 31 March
§ 35. Application by Natural Person for Acquisition Permit or Weapons Permit
(1) An application submitted by a natural person for an acquisition permit or a weapons permit shall be reviewed by the police prefecture of the residence of the person or, in the case provided for in subsection 30 (3) of this Act, by the Police Board not later than within two months as of the date of submission of all the required documents and payment of the state fee.
(2) In order to obtain an acquisition permit or a weapons permit, an applicant is required to submit:
1) a written application which sets out the purpose and the mark or type of weapon or the specific weapon which the applicant wishes to acquire and, in the case of an application for a parallel weapons permit, also the owner;
2) documents which certify that the applicant meets the requirements provided for in § 29 or 30 of this Act;
3) a conclusion prepared on the basis of the results of a medical examination;
4) two photographs measuring 3×4 cm;
(2a) Before submission of an application for an acquisition permit or a weapons permit, the applicant shall pay a state fee.
(3) The procedure for performing the medical examination of an applicant for an acquisition permit or a weapons permit and for formalising the results thereof shall be established by a regulation of the Minister of Social Affairs.
(4) An applicant for a parallel weapons permit shall also submit the written consent of the owner of the weapon for the applicant to use the owner's weapon on the basis of a parallel weapons permit.
(5) Any person who has passed an examination on his or her knowledge of the requirements of legislation regulating the acquisition, registration, storage, carrying, transfer and legal use of weapons and of the provision of first aid to a victim with a shooting injury may apply for an acquisition permit or a weapons permit. If an application is made for a weapons permit for firearms, the applicant shall, as part of the examination, pass a test on his or her knowledge of firearms and a practical test on handling firearms.
(5a) A person specified in subsection 30 (2) may take the examination specified in subsection (5) of this section in his or her native tongue or in another language in which he or she is proficient. The examination shall be translated into Estonian and the costs of translation of the examination shall be borne by the person who wished to take the examination.
(6) The procedure for the examination specified in subsection (5) of this section which also includes the specifications for the examination for persons who are not proficient in Estonian shall be established by a regulation of the Minister of Internal Affairs.
(7) The requirements provided for in clauses (2) 3) and 5) of this section do not apply to police officers, to members of the Defence Forces who are in contractual active service and to persons specified in subsections 30 (1), (3) and (5) of this Act.
(8) If a holder of a weapons permit wishes to acquire a weapon of the same type as the weapon indicated in the weapons permit during the term of the weapons permit, the holder is not required to undergo a new medical examination or retake the examination.