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

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Apply for a certificate to travel with a firearm to the UK from an EU country

How do I apply?

You'll need a 'sponsor' to apply for a visitor's permit on your behalf. This person must be resident in the UK.

A typical application takes up to six weeks to process.

Please ask your sponsor to complete these three steps:

Step 1: Download and complete our Application for a Visitor's Firearm/Shot Gun Permit form (Form 107).

They'll need:

  • a copy of your European Firearms Pass (EFP)
  • a copy of your current firearms certificate (if applicable)
  • your club or society details (if applicable)
  • if neither of the above apply, a confirmation of good character letter from the government or police
  • details of where your firearm(s) and / or shotgun(s) will be stored while in the UK
  • details of which firearm and / or shotgun and ammunition you'll be getting, using or transporting
  • your criminal conviction history (if applicable)


Step 2: Make out a cheque or postal order for the appropriate fee, payable to Warwickshire PCC.

We can’t accept cash.

Step 3: Post the completed form, documents and cheque to:

Firearms Licensing Unit
Warwickshire Police
PO Box 4
Leek Wootton
CV35 7QA


How much does it cost?

An application for one to five people is £20 per person.

An application for a group (six to 20 people) is £100.

What happens after I apply?

We'll get in touch as quickly as possible if we have any questions about your application or need to ask for more information.