How to apply for a firearm, shotgun or explosives certificate
Due to the on-going impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are unable to process new applications for the grant of firearm, shotgun or explosives certificates, unless these are for a genuine vocational or professional need. If you have submitted a new grant application since the beginning of September, we will continue to process this, but unfortunately we cannot give a time for completion of the application at the moment. We hope to resume the service for grant applications as soon as we safely can. Renewals and variation applications are still being processed.
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.