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.
Coronavirus (Covid-19)We are temporarily unable to process any new applications for the grant of shotgun, firearms or explosives certificates. This is due to home visits no longer being possible, following government guidance on the need for social distancing. Renewal applications are currently still being processed. Please contact us online if you have any questions.
Apply for a certificate to travel with a firearm from the UK to a country outside the EU
How do I apply?
Please contact the British embassy, consulate or high commission in that country. They'll be able to advise you on the necessary steps.
Please also consult with your airline and travel company to make sure you comply with all of their security requirements.