If you wish to apply for a firearm certificate you will need to
print out the application
form, together with two copies of the Firearm
Please read the detailed guidance on the back of the application
You should include a fee of £50 and your cheque/postal order
should be made payable to Suffolk Constabulary.
You must also include four passport-style photographs, which
must be signed as detailed in Note to Part D.
As mentioned above, you will need to have two referees who will
both have to sign your application form before you submit it. They
must also complete reference form 125, which is attached. You
should print these out, complete part A, and then pass the forms to
each referee. They will need to complete and sign the form and then
they must return the form directly to us.
The referees you nominate must have known you personally for at
least two years. They do not have to be a professional person but
must be of good character. If you nominate your employer as a
referee they must know you personally, not just
We will be unable to progress your application until we have
received both referees’ forms.
You will appreciate that we have to consider these matters very
carefully and have a number of enquiries to make. Please be assured
however that, once we have received your application, we shall deal
with your application as quickly as possible.
The address to return application and referee forms to is:
Firearm Services Unit
For more information on Firearms Law, please see the
Home Office’s Firearms Law, Guidance to the police 2002