Authorization for the trade of arms and other items which are characterized as collectible, historic or family heirlooms

Αρμόδιος φορέας: ΥΠΟΥΡΓΕΙΟ ΠΡΟΣΤΑΣΙΑΣ ΤΟΥ ΠΟΛΙΤΗ

Κωδικός Υπηρεσίας: 4012.1

Χρόνος Διεκπεραίωσης: 120 days

Κόστος: Administrative fee of 90€, Hellenic Police fee stamp of 90€, Army Pension Fund fee stamp of 90€.

Nομικό Πλαίσιο: Article 2 § 2 of Law 2168/1993 (Official Gazette of the Hellenic Republic, Issue A’, Sheet 147), Articles 5 & 6 of Ministerial Decision 3009/2/84-d of 27.7.200 (Official Gazette of the Hellenic Republic, Issue B’, Sheet 1208).

Περιγραφή

The dealer, who can be any natural or legal person, shall sell arms and other items which are characterized as collectible, historic or family heirlooms he/she transfers from EU Member States or imports from third countries to other natural or legal persons who should satisfy certain conditions required by law in order to purchase and legally possess these items.

Γενικά Δικαιολογητικά

  • A solemn declaration as per Law 1599/86 of the person concerned stating that the declarant does not fall under the prohibitive provisions of Article 18 of Law 2168/1993 and that he/she is not absconder or fugitive from justice.
  • Application of the person concerned stating the reasons and the type of the authorization requested, as well as the following details: (a) For natural persons: surname, name, father’s name, mother’s name, date and place of birth, home address, ID card or passport number, date of issue and issuing authority, profession, telephone and fax number. (b) For legal persons: company name or business name and registered office, as well as the details of the company’s legal representative.
  • Copy of the articles of association or the memorandum of association, for legal persons of other form.
    The document is submitted in case of legal persons with the exception of public institutions, banks, and public facilities.It shall be submitted once; only in the case of modifications to the articles of association, shall be submitted again.
  • Copy of the instrument of appointment of a representative of the Board of Directors of the Public Limited Liability Company (A.E.).
    The document is submitted in case of legal persons with the exception of public institutions, banks, and public facilities.It shall be submitted once; only in the case of modifications to the articles of association, shall be submitted again.
  • Medical certificate showing the state of the mental health of the person concerned issued by a neurologist-psychiatrist or a pathologist, as regards natural persons or the representatives and the managers of public limited liability companies (A.E.) and limited liability companies (E.P.E.), the general partners of general partnerships (Ο.Ε.) and limited partnerships (E.E.) or the members of the Board of Directors of associations. The doctor shall hand over the certificate to the person examined enclosed in a sealed envelope. The police authority responsible for the issuance of the authorization shall check the envelope and refuse to receive it if unsealed.
  • Two (2) photographs.

Αυτεπάγγελτα δικαιολογητικά

  • Full copy of the person’s criminal record (type A) as per subparagraph c’ of the present. - With the exception of public institutions, banks, and public facilities, if the authorization is requested by a legal person, the following supporting documents shall also be submitted: a. A certified copy of the instrument of appointment of a representative of the Board of Directors of the Public Limited Liability Company (A.E.). b. A certified copy of the articles of association or the memorandum of association, for legal persons of other form. The aforementioned supporting documents shall be submitted once; only in the case of modifications to the articles of association, shall the supporting documents be submitted again.

Ειδικά Δικαιολογητικά

  • The statements / solemn declarations and public documents provided for by Ministerial Decision 3009/2/84-δ of 27.7.2004 (Official Gazette of the Hellenic Republic, Issue B’, Sheet 1208), on the characterization and the origin of the items possessed.

Προϋποθέσεις

The authorization for the trade of arms and other items which are characterized as collectible, historic or family heirlooms shall not be granted to those whose trial has finally been disposed of in respect of:
a) acts prescribed by law and punished as felonies;
b) violations of the laws on narcotic drugs and the protection of society against organized crime, breach of the provisions related to fishing with explosives or toxic substances and breach of the provisions of Article 15 of Law 2168/93;
c) any misdemeanor prosecuted by force of law (ex relatione) and committed intentionally for which the offender has been irrevocably sentenced to at least one (1) year of imprisonment, as well as any misdemeanor provided for in Law 2168/93, irrespective of the sentence imposed. This prohibition applies for a period of five (5) years after the service of the sentence or the release on pardon and, in the event of a reprieve, for the duration of the reprieve.
Furthermore, the authorization shall not be granted to:
a) whoever cannot guarantee the safe storage and use of the firearms and other objects referred to in Law 2168/93, especially those suffering from or having been hospitalized for psychasthenia, psychopathy or any other psychoneurotic disorder; the state of health of such persons shall be confirmed by a medical certificate;
b) persons under 18 years of age, unless otherwise provided for in Law 2168/93.
Authorizations for the trade of arms and other items which are characterized as collectible, historic or family heirlooms shall not be granted to members of the Board of Directors of target shooting associations, to owners or operators of shooting ranges and to their first and second degree relatives through blood or marriage.
The relevant authority may refuse to grant such authorization to persons against whom criminal proceedings for the aforementioned violations are pending.
In the event that an authorization is granted to a legal person, the aforementioned conditions-impediments shall apply to the members of the Board of Directors of associations, to the members of the Board of Directors, the representatives and the managers of public limited liability companies and limited liability companies, and to all the partners of companies of other forms.

Διαδικασία

The application for grant of authorization for the trade of arms and other items which are characterized as collectible, historic or family heirlooms shall be submitted to the Police Station (Astynomiko Tmima) or the Detective Station (Tmima Asfaleias) of the place where the activity mentioned in the authorization is exercised. The aforementioned police service shall receive the supporting documents and submit them in hierarchical order, together with its proposals, to the service responsible for the issuance of the authorization required.

Step 2: The service receiving the supporting documents shall appoint an inspection committee consisting of three police officers and chaired by a senior police officer for the purpose of checking whether the dealer meets the required security conditions. If such conditions are not met, it is recommended in written that the dealer should adopt all necessary measures within a certain time-limit, after the expiry of which a second inspection shall be carried out. In the event that the person concerned does not conform to these recommendations, the application is rejected.

Step 3: This type of inspection shall also be carried out where an authorization for the operation of a factory, laboratory or warehouse has been granted by the Ministry of Regional Development and Competitiveness for the purpose of checking whether the person concerned has complied with the terms and conditions of the authorization, provided that such checking is easy and does not require specialized technical knowledge on the part of the police officers; otherwise, the assistance of a specialized official of the relevant local service of the Ministry of Regional Development and Competitiveness shall be requested. An inspection report, which shall be attached to the rest of the supporting documents, shall be drawn up.

The service responsible for the issuance of the authorization requested shall check whether the conditions provided for by the legislation in place are met. If so, it grants the authorization. If not, or in the event that not all supporting documents provided for have been produced, it rejects the application by a justified decision served to the person concerned with proof of receipt.

Σημειώσεις και επεξηγήσεις

Comments: -
Co-Responsible Authorities: Hellenic Police Headquarters
State Security Division
Weapons & Explosives Department
4, P.Kanellopoulou Ave.
GR 101.77 Athens

Responsible Agency for assistance / complaint submission: Place competent Police Services
Relevant links: www.astynomia.gr

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Επαγγελματικές Δραστηριότητες: G.46.1.8 - Agents specialised in the sale of other particular products