INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING RESTRICTIONS

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If your country is not listed below, then there are no special restrictions for shipping airsoft guns to your country that we are aware of. However, we still recommend checking with your local authorities before placing your order as import laws are subject to change. Airsoft Gateway will not be held responsible for delays or confiscations by customs or law enforcement due to non-compliant products being ordered and shipped outside of the US. 

 

Must be 18 years of age or older to purchase any and all products from AirsoftGateway.com 

This table is FOR REFERENCE ONLY and shall not be used in contradiction to any applicable laws from any entity in which they may apply. Laws are also subject to change and those changes may not be reflected on this sheet. Airsoft Gateway does not provide any state or country compliant marking services such as painting, taping, or branding products such that they may require by local, city, state, region, county, country, or otherwise law. It is the purchaser's responsibility to know any and all applicable laws. By placing an order you also agree that you are able to legally import and possess any and all products in your order.

Shipping fees are non-refundable, there are absolutely no exceptions. If a shipment is deemed as not deliverable and returned to us, the return shipping fee charged to us by the shipping company will be deducted from the amount we are able to refund. It is the customer's responsibility to research any local restrictions concerning the products being purchased. We will provide proof of shipping in the form of a tracking number. The buyer assumes all responsibility for the shipment once it has left our warehouse. We will not be held responsible for shipments seized by any country's customs. By purchasing products from airsoftgateway.com you agree that you are responsible for any and all additional fees related to, but not limited to, import taxes, tariffs, VAT, etc.

 

Country

Product Restrictions

Restrictions Description

Permit Required

All Guns Restricted

Accessories Restricted

Australia

Yes

All Airsoft Guns

Yes

Yes

No

Argentina

No

Import, sale and manufacture of replica guns requires a permit by federal law 26.216

Yes

Permit by federal law 26.216 required

No

No

Armenia

Yes

Guns with muzzle velocity > 568 FPS restricted

No

No

No

Belgium

Yes

If a weapon is shorter than 60 cm, or has a barrel shorter than 30 cm and shoots 7.5 joules of energy (0.20g pellet traveling at 273.9 m/s or 898.5 ft/s) or above (measured 2.5 meters from the muzzle), it is classified as a firearm and needs registration. Commercial sales/imports/exports may only be done by licensed firearms dealers. The use of gun-mounted lasers or night-vision scopes/sights is illegal for civilians. Biodegradable BBs only.

Yes

No

Yes

Brazil

Yes

Any weapon or accessory of weapon to must have an application of CII (International Import Certificate) to the Brazilian Army containing the data of the equipment that wants to import, location of the airport or port of departure in the country of foreigner and in the national arrival, store and buyer data and product values.

Yes

Application of CII (International Import Certificate) required

Yes

Yes

Bulgaria

No

Import permit and license is required.

Yes

Import permit and license is required.

No

No

Canada

Yes

Guns must be 367-500 FPS with 0.20g BBs OR be constructed from translucent plastic. Minimum of 472 FPS with a 0.12g BB

No

No

No

Chile

No

 

No

No

No

China

Yes

According to the "Identification Standards of Imitation Guns" (仿真枪认定标准) dictated by the Ministry of Public Security (the central coordinating agency of the Chinese police system) in 2008, a replica ("imitation") gun is recognized according to any one of the following criteria:

 

Fulfils the firearm component parts stipulated by the Law of the People's Republic of China on Control of Guns, and shoots pellets of metal or other materials that has a muzzle-ratio kinetic energy (Chinese: 枪口比动能, the muzzle energy of a projectile divided by the internal/bore cross-sectional area of the barrel that fired it) less than 1.8 J/cm2 and greater than 0.16 J/cm2 (equivalent to a single 0.20 gram, 6 mm airsoft pellet shot out at a muzzle velocity of 21.3 ~ 71.3 m/s or 70 ~ 234 fps or kinetic energy of 0.045 ~ 0.51 J); Has external features of a firearm, as well as barrel, trigger, receiver or action mechanisms that are either materially or functionally similar to a service firearm; Has same or similar shape and color, as well as a size between 50 ~ 100% (later amended to "50 ~ 200 %" in 2011) of the corresponding real service firearm. If a replica exceeds any single criterion, it will no longer be categorized as a replica/toy gun, but rather considered a real weapon, and therefore illegal to purchase and possess

Yes

No

No

Croatia

No

Rules vary based on Croatian Airsoft Federation classifications

No

No

No

Czech Republic

Yes

Specific gun accessories like night vision or a laser

No

No

Yes

Denmark

No

 

No

No

No

Egypt

Yes

Civilians Cannot import or order Airsoft Weapons

Yes
Government Purchases only.

No

No

Estonia

No

 

No

No

No

Finland

No

 

No

No

No

France

Yes

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No

No

Yes

Germany

Yes

Guns need a special marking, the so-called "F in a Pentagon" and have to be not able to shoot fully automatically, otherwise, they are illegal to possess. The possession of lamps or lasers meant for (Airsoft) guns requires a permission, a violation constitutes an offense.

No

No

Yes

Greece

No

 

No

No

No

Hong Kong

Yes

Guns with muzzle velocity >2 Joules or 500 FPS with 0.20g BBs restricted

No

No

No

Indonesia

No

 

No

No

No

India

Yes

All Guns restricted & seized by customs

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ireland

Yes

Guns with muzzle velocity >1 Joules with 0.20g BBs restricted

No

No

No

Israel

Yes

Import, manufacture and sale allowed by licensed retailers only

Yes

Licensed Retailers only

No

No

Italy

Yes

Guns with muzzle velocity >328 FPS with 0.20g BBs restricted

No

No

No

Japan

Yes

Guns with muzzle velocity >0.988 Joules with 0.20g BBs restricted

No

No

No

Kuwait

No

 

No

No

No

Lithuania

Yes

Guns with muzzle velocity >2.5 Joules with 0.20g BBs restricted

No

No

No

Macau

Yes

Guns with muzzle velocity >2 Joules with 0.20g BBs restricted

No

No

No

Malaysia

Yes

Import for Government use only

Yes

Government purchases only.

Yes

No

Malta

No

 

No

No

No

Mexico

Yes

Gas Blow Back Airsoft replicas or other replicas powered by a compressed gas and its parts requires a permit from Ministry of National Defense. Spring and Piston powered Airsoft guns are not subject to an import permit. Many airsoft guns may be subject to search and seizure by customs

Yes

A permit from Ministry of National Defense required.

No

No

Netherlands

Yes

Guns with muzzle velocity >3.5 Joules with 0.20g BBs restricted. NABV or Dutch Airsoft Association registration # required. In order to obtain membership with the NABV, a person must pass a police background check and must not have committed any crimes in the last 8 years. Dutch Airsoft Sports Association imposes FPS restrictions as follows: Skirmish limits are 500 fps for Bolt action snipers or 2-second delay DMR, 450 fps for DMR without delay or 360 for any other Airsoft gun. Laser vision and/or night visors are prohibited.

Yes

NABV permit required.

No

Yes

New Zealand

Yes

Permit obtained from NZ Police required. Fully-automatic airsoft guns are restricted

Yes
A permit from NZ Police required.

Yes

No

Norway

No

Importer must obtain an import permit for paintball markers/air pistols over 4.5 calibers.

Yes

No

No

Pakistan

Yes

Consignee must provide N.O.C. from Ministry of Interiors, along with National Tax Number and Certificate of Sales Tax.

Yes

No

No

Philippines

Yes

The import, sale and public display of gun replicas are banned

Yes

Yes

No

Poland

No

 

No

No

No

Portugal

Yes

Owner must be a member of an APD - Sports Promotion Association. In addition, Airsoft guns have to be painted either in fluorescent yellow or fluorescent red and be in compliance with the following criteria:

Long guns (≥ 60 cm)- 10 cm from the barrel tip and 100% of the stock. 

Short guns (≤ 60 cm)- 5 cm from the barrel tip and 100% of the grip. 

 

Guns with muzzle velocity >1.3 Joules with 0.20g BBs restricted. 

Yes

ADP permit number required

No

No

Puerto Rico

Yes

Shipments must not contain nitro or compressed air. If so, shipments will then be treated as Dangerous Goods and will require additional documentation and certification by the shipper. Shipments of paintball markers/air pistols require inspection by the Puerto Rico Police Department.

Yes

No

No

Republic of Korea

Yes

Shipments must not contain nitro or compressed air. If so, shipments will then be treated as Dangerous Goods and will require additional documentation and certification by shipper.

No

No

No

Romania

Yes

Any air/gas-powered weapon that shoots plastic projectiles only and does not exceed the velocity of 200 m/s (e.g.: airsoft guns) can be purchased by anyone who has 18+ years old without any need of registering. 

Night vision (infrared) or laser aiming devices designed for military use is completely restricted to members of the army and associated entities even if the aiming device is used on a lower-restriction category firearm (e.g. such as on an airsoft gun)

No

No

Yes

Russia

Yes

Guns with muzzle velocity >3 Joules with 0.20g BBs restricted

No

No

No

Serbia

No

 

No

No

No

Slovakia

Yes

The use of night vision scopes is restricted

No

No

Yes

Slovenia

Yes

Guns with muzzle velocity >328 FPS with 0.20g BBs restricted

No

No

No

Singapore

Yes

All guns banned

Yes

Yes

No

South Africa

Yes

Shipments of paintball markers/air pistols require an import permit from the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

Yes

Import permit from the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

No

No

Spain

Yes

Guns require registration upon possession. 

Laser vision and/or night visors are prohibited.

Yes

No

Yes

Sweden

No

 

No

No

No

Switzerland

Yes

The importation of airsoft firearms is restricted to companies and individuals who hold weapons import licences. Private individuals can apply for a permit to import up to three firearms which is valid for six months. 

Airsoft firearms may not be sold to individuals from Albania, Algeria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey or Sri Lanka residing in Switzerland

Yes

Import permit required.

No

no

Taiwan

Yes

Shipments are subject to inspection by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, and the Bureau of Standards, Metrology, and Inspection.

No

No

No

Thailand

Yes

CO2 guns restricted

No

No

No

Turkey

Yes

Import permit is required. The importer must obtain approval from the Governor Police Directorate.

Yes

Governor Police Directorate permit required.

No

No

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Yes

All airsoft products restricted

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ukraine

Yes

Guns with muzzle velocity >3 Joules with 0.20g BBs restricted

No

No

No

United Kingdom

Yes

Unrealistic imitation firearms (IF's) must have their principle color as transparent, bright red, bright orange, bright yellow, bright blue, bright green, bright pink, or bright purple or have dimensions of no more than a height of 38 millimeters and a length of 70 millimeters (as defined in the Home Office regulations for the VCRA). UKARA required for non-brightly marked airsoft guns

Yes

UKARA # Required

No

No

United States

Yes

Guns must be sold, shipped, and/or transported with an orange tip. Additional markings and restrictions vary by city and/or state

No

No

No




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