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.

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

We are accepting renewal applications for shotgun, firearms or explosives certificates online only. This is due to home visits no longer being possible, following government guidance on the need for social distancing. Processing times will take a little longer than usual. We thank you for your patience and ask you not to contact the Firearms Licensing Team unless urgent or necessary.

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

We are temporarily unable to process any new applications for certificates to travel with firearms.

This is due to home visits no longer being possible, following government guidance on the need for social distancing.

Please only contact us online if your query is urgent or necessary.