Firearms and shotgun application
How can I apply for a firearm or shotgun certificate?
You will need to fill in and return the application form.
For a firearms certificate application please also complete the land authority / club membership form as appropriate.
Where do I send my application and fee?
Please pay online here
How do I apply for a variation to my firearm certificate?
To apply for a variation to your firearm certificate you will need to download and complete the variation form
Please ensure that you send your current firearm certificate with your application.
For more information on Firearms Law, please refer to the Home Office Guide on Firearms Licensing Law.
Applications for the grant of firearm and shotgun certificates, and firearm variations should be sent to:
Firearms Licensing Unit
If you need further assistance please contact us.
- “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- Where an application cannot be progressed, is withdrawn or a decision is made to refuse the application, the applicant will be contacted by the Firearms Licensing Unit and the application fee will be refunded.“