How to apply for a firearm, shotgun or explosives certificate
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.
Renew a firearm certificate and apply for a new shotgun certificate
Please note: you now need to send a completed GP form with all grant and renewal applications, but we're aware that GPs are prioritising Covid-19 boosters and vaccinations over everything else at the moment and that could delay getting a form from them.
If you can wait until the end of the booster campaign to make your application we recommend that you do, if your certificate is due to expire soon or you’re having difficulty getting a completed form from your GP, contact us.
We are temporarily unable to process any new applications for the grant of shotgun, firearms or explosives certificates.