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Where to send your completed application to:
Post your application form
Hard copies must be posted to the below address. Please do not staple the pages of the application or any accompanying paperwork.
Hard copies of your passport style photo must be included with your application.
Completed forms should be returned to:
Firearms Licensing Department
Once we've received your completed form, and any necessary photographs and fee, we will carry out appropriate checks on local and national records.
A firearms enquiry officer may also need to visit you at home.
We follow guidance on firearms from the Home Office. Please see the Home Office firearms page for more information.
|To apply, renew or update your firearm or shotgun certificate|
|Grant or renewal of a firearm and or shotgun certificate|
|'Good reason' form|
|Use this to tell us if any aspect of your current certificate needs to change|
|Use this to let us know of a change of address for your shotgun certificate|
|Use this to let us know if you've bought, acquired, sold, loaned or borrowed a gun|
|Use this to ask for a replacement certificate|
|Travelling and visitors|
|Use this form to get or renew a European Firearms Pass|
|To be completed by a resident of Great Britain on behalf of a visitor who wishes to posess a firearm|
|For firearms and explosives dealers|
|Application for new registration or certificate for firearms dealers|
|Notification by a Registered Firearms Dealer of a place of business not already entered in the register|
|Use this form if you want to store explosives (less than 2,000 kg )|
|Use this to apply for an explosives certificate for your use as an individual or as part of a company|
|Use this to apply for an explosives certificate for your use as an individual in your firearms or shotguns or in connection with re-enactments|
|Use this to renew your blackpowder certificate|
|Guidance for Clay Pigeon shoots|
|Guidance on the operation of clay pigeon shoots and the relevant laws|