Find out below how to apply for or renew a firearm, shotgun or explosives certificate. Whether you’re a firearm owner, firearm dealer, shooting club member or planning to travel with firearms, answer a few quick questions and we’ll guide you to the right form and everything you need to complete it.

Please allow additional time for your renewal applications

We are currently experiencing a period of high demand, so please allow twelve weeks for your renewal application to be processed.

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Apply for a certificate to travel with a firearm from the UK to a country outside the EU

How do I apply?

Please contact the British embassy, consulate or high commission in that country. They'll be able to advise you on the necessary steps.

Please also consult with your airline and travel company to make sure you comply with all of their security requirements.