Permit to Carry Munitions of War

Any air operator intending to transport Munitions of War (MOW) as cargo by air to or from Singapore must obtain the necessary permits from CAAS prior its carriage by air.

Examples of MOW include (but are not limited to) the following: 

  1. Any weapon (such as pistols, rifles and guns) designed for military or sporting use
  2. Any of the following examples - explosives, cartridges, charges, primers and ammunitions - which are classified under Dangerous Goods according to ICAO Technical Instructions (Note: Dangerous Goods permit requirements also apply to the carriage of such MOW, as they are classified under Dangerous Goods)
  3. Weapon parts such as magazines, spare barrels, firing mechanism and firing pins.
  4. Exhibition goods such as temporarily deactivated weapons and antique firearms
  5. Military vehicles or aircraft with one or more weapons mounted on it  

The permit requirement applies to:

  1. All civil aircraft flying to and from the Republic of Singapore; and
  2. To Singapore-registered aircraft wherever they may be.

Important to Know:

  • Dummy weapons and ammunitions not designed for use in war or against persons are not classified as MOW.
  • Military/Armoured vehicles with no weapons mounted on them would also not be classified as MOW.
  • A MOW permit is not required (for both sporting and non-sporting purposes) if the MOW items are carried by passengers in checked baggage.
  • The import, export and transshipment of arms and explosives are regulated under the Arms and Explosives Act Cap 13, and by the Singapore Police Force (SPF). Please therefore consult and obtain the necessary clearances from SPF.

For any queries, please email CAAS_Dangerousgoods@caas.gov.sg.

Application Procedures

There are two types of MOW permits issued by CAAS:

  1. Munitions of War permit (applicable for military or training purposes)

  2. Munitions of War (Sporting Purposes) permit (applicable for trading of weapons and ammunitions, sporting events, or hunting purposes)

Munitions of War (MOW) Permit

Types of Permit Application Procedure Application Fees Renewal of Permits

(i) Ad-hoc Permit - Issued for carriage of Munitions of War for a single return flight.

Submit the:

at least 7 days before the intended date of carriage to the following parties concurrently:-

a)Airworthiness/ Flight Operations (A/FO) Division, CAAS

b)Police Licensing & Regulatory Department (PLRD), SPF
(The addresses can be found on the application form)

$45

NIL

(ii) Block Permit - Issued to Singapore carriers only for carriage of Munitions of War for more than 10 return flights over 6 months.

Submit your Block Permit to carry Munitions of War at least 7 days before the intended date of carriage to Airworthiness / Flight Operations (A/FO) Division, CAAS.

$380

Submit a separate application to CAAS for renewal of a Block Permit before its expiry.


Munitions of War (Sporting Purposes) Permit

Types of Permit Application Procedure >Application Fees Renewal of Permits

(i) Ad-hoc Permit - Issued for carriage of Munitions of War for a single return flight.

Submit the

at least 7 days before the intended date of carriage to CAAS A/FO Division only.

Concurrent submission to the Police Licensing & Regulatory Department (PLRD), SPF is not needed for Munitions of War (Sporting Purposes) Permit applications.

$45

NIL

(ii) Block Permit - Issued to all Air Operators for carriage of Munitions of War (sporting purposes) for more than 10 return flights over 6 months.

Submit your Block Permit to carry Munitions of War at least 7 days before the intended date of carriage to Airworthiness / Flight Operations (A/FO) Division, CAAS.

$380

Submit a separate application to CAAS for renewal of a Block Permit before its expiry.

To ensure that Munitions of War (MOW) are safely transported and the conditions* of the permit are complied with, all MOW Block Permit Holders must submit a monthly report while all MOW Ad-hoc Permit Holders must submit a notification using the prescribed form (included within the permit application form).

* As stated under ICAO Annex 18 on the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air and the latest edition of the ICAO Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air.




Last Updated on 13 April 2018