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Czech Republic. 2014 ‘Transit of Firearms and Ammunition.’ Act on Firearms and Ammunition, as amended; Part One, Title VII (Section 46), pp. 39-40. Prague: Parliament and Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic. 1 July

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Section 46: Transit of Firearms and Ammunition

(1) Firearms of categories A,1 B2 or C3 or ammunition for them may be temporarily imported, held or carried in the Czech Republic or transited through the Czech Republic merely upon authorisation; procedures under special legal regulations shall not be prejudiced.

(2) Authorisation under paragraph 1 shall be a firearm letter of conveyance for the transit of firearms or ammunition.

(3) A firearm letter of conveyance for the transit of firearms or ammunition may be, upon an application filed pursuant to Section 44 (4), issued to natural or legal persons by an embassy or a consulate of the Czech Republic abroad or the Police Presidium of the Czech Republic (hereinafter referred to as the 'Police Presidium') and to natural and legal persons visiting the Czech Republic for the purpose of hunting or participating in sports shooting events also by the police office at the border crossing point at the external border of the Czech Republic unless stipulated otherwise herein.

(4) The applicant shall be obliged to submit along with the application pursuant to paragraph 3 a notarised invitation from the holder of hunting rights or the organiser of the relevant sports event if the purpose of the transit of the firearm or ammunition is hunting or participation in a sports shooting event. In other cases the applicant shall be obliged to state the purpose of the transit of the firearm or ammunition.

(5) Authorisation pursuant to paragraph 2 shall not be obligatory for a hunter from a Member State being in possession of a firearm and ammunition of category C or a marksman in respect of sporting firearms of category B or C and ammunition for them provided that they are in possession of the European firearms pass listing such transporting firearms and provided that they are able to substantiate the reason for his/her journey, in particular by producing an invitation under paragraph 4.

(6) Authorisation pursuant to paragraph 2 shall not be obligatory for other holders of a European firearms pass for firearms of category B or C and ammunition for such firearms in the case of transit, if the firearm is recorded in the pass and if the Police Presidium granted its authorisation in advance. Such authorisation may be granted for a period of up to one year and shall be entered in the European firearms pass and may be extended always for one more year.

(7) Travellers from a third country who travel to a Member State must produce, when being checked at the external border of the European Union, the authorisation of each Member State through which they intend to travel with a firearm or ammunition.

(8) The provisions of this Act on authorisations and obligations of a firearm permit holder shall apply to the holder of a firearm letter of conveyance for transit of firearms or ammunition reasonably. A firearm entered in a firearm letter of conveyance for transit of firearms or ammunition or in a European firearms pass shall not be subject to registration pursuant to Section 41 (1).

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