Help! official way to have gun license as a foreigner

Hello Guys my name is Miguel I’m Portuguese and I live in Switzerland for 4 years, I’ve been goin to the shooting range a lot, Dec 2021 I got my WES and at the time I had sent everything to the police and they asked for an authorization from my country saying that I can have guns (which in Portugal doesn’t exist) so I said to the police that in Portugal we need á strafregister special for weapons and ammunition, which the police understood and gave me the papers to buy the gun.
So a month ago I’ve sent everything again for the Waffen Sammler, which the police asked again for the same and I explained the same thing again but this time the police officer said it wasn’t possible without that paper, so I emailed the Portuguese police about the required paper, which they replied ( we don’t do that type of document, the Swiss police need is the special Portuguese strafregister for weapons and ammunition ) so I forwarded that email to the Swiss police, which they told me it’s still not possible to give me the gun permit…
Does any one from other countries had this problem, if so how did I solve it.

Ps: if I get a Portuguese gun license and give it to the Swiss police will it go through?

I guess you are on B permit and will need to present your Portuguese gun license. This should all become easier once you are on C.

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If you get a PT gun license and send that through, you should be good. Also, if you used your WES from 2021, you should still have one of the three copies - you can include a photocopy of that one too.

Drop me a PM, we have a group of english speakers (mainly expats) that goes shooting regularly and have lots of knowledge on the WES process…

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Meanwhile, across the pond we have: The Thermonator, which is legally available in 48 US states, as flamethrowers are not legally regulated there.


Thanks for the info!!
Yes i actually I have everything from the first gun I bought.

sorry im new here how do i DM you?

Click on my username, then “message” :slight_smile:

Watched this again the other day. Great gun purchase advise :joy: