The Firearms Enquiry Team [FET] is responsible for the issuing of all firearms and shotguns certificates. In this section you will find information, contacts and guidance to take you through the application process. Please remember that a minimum of eight weeks is required to process your application.
Shot Gun Applications
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included everything we need to process your application efficiently.
Important; if we do not receive your correctly completed renewal application forms at least eight weeks prior to your expiry date, we cannot guarantee that your certificate will be renewed prior to expiry.
The Control of Explosives Regulations 1991 (COER) require a person who acquires or keeps explosives to hold an explosives certificate issued by the Police.
Usually air weapons do not require any type of certification, however in certain circumstances they do. This section outlines requirements.
In this section we outline the fees for grants and renewals for firearm, shotgun and explosives certificates.
Under section 17 of the 1988 Act, a visitor to Great Britain may, if granted a visitors permit, possess firearms, shot guns and ammunition without holding a certificate.
Travelling with Firearms
If you are planning to shoot abroad with your firearm you should allow plenty of time to put into place the necessary documentation for its transport.
Within this section you will find details of age restrictions pertaining to firearms, shotguns and air weapons.
Most of the Firearms forms are located in the respective areas of the site however there are a few additional forms located within this section.