Authorization to transport
You do not need an Authorization to Transport (ATT) for any firearms that a licensed carrier ships on your behalf.
If you are transporting the firearms personally, the following information applies.
You do not need an ATT for non-restricted firearms that you transport yourself.
Restricted or prohibited firearms
You need to obtain an ATT from the provincial or territorial Chief Firearms Officer:
- if you own a restricted or prohibited firearm and are moving to a new address
- if you are transporting a restricted or prohibited firearm within Canada
Contact a Chief Firearms Officer of:
- the province where the firearm is located, or
- the entry point of the firearm into Canada
To apply for an ATT,
- you must have a valid Canadian firearms licence that permits you to have that class of firearm;
- call the Canadian Firearms Program at 1-800-731-4000; or
- send an Application for an Authorization to Transport Restricted Firearms and Prohibited Firearms (form RCMP 5490) to the CFP of the province/territory where the firearm is located.
If you are not a Canadian resident, and you are using a Non-Resident Firearm Declaration to bring a restricted firearm into Canada, contact the CFO of the entry point in advance to apply for an ATT.
Use Canada Post's most secure method to send the following firearms from one Canadian location to another:
- non-restricted firearms
- restricted firearms
- prohibited handguns
This method requires a signature upon delivery.
An individual or a licensed carrier company must ship all other types of prohibited firearms, as well as any firearms that are going across the Canadian border. Firearms must be shipped unloaded and in a safe and secure way to prevent loss, theft, or accidents.
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