Firearms licensing payment
Firearms licensing fees can be paid online using the options below.
Once you have successfully made an online payment, you will be sent an invoice reference number that you will need to enter on your application form, which can be accessed here. Enter your invoice reference number in the space provided for additional information on page 6 of the application form (or page 4 of the Variation Form).
Instructions for how to use the online payment can be found below under the heading "Online payment Instructions".
- “Firearms Licensing Applications may only be progressed once a fully completed application has been received by the Joint Firearms Licensing Unit including any applicable fee.
- Applications may only be granted where the requirements of the Firearms Acts have been met.
- Where an application cannot be progressed, is withdrawn or a decision is made to refuse the application, the applicant will be contacted by the Firearms Licensing Unit and the application fee will be refunded.“
Online payment instructions
A step-by-step guide on how to use our online payment system can be found here.
Firearms licensing timescales
For the latest timescales visit our FAQs page under the heading "How long will my application take?"