Coronavirus (Covid-19)

We are now accepting new applications for the grant of shotgun, firearms or explosives.

Due to the number of applications that we expect to receive, it may take longer than usual to approve grants. We will try to complete all applications as quickly as possible. We politely ask for your patience and ask you not to phone or e-mail for an update during this time.

Any applicants who require firearms and/or shotguns for their employment will be given priority.

Please ensure that you have the letter from your GP before applying as those applications received without it will be returned.


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.

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