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Application for the grant or renewal of a firearm or shotgun certificate

To apply for, or renew a firearms/shotgun licence, use this form.

Make sure you read the guidance notes (PDF) in full before starting an application.

For further information, find out how to apply or renew a firearms licence or view the firearms certificate costs.

Applications to renew a licence must be submitted at least eight weeks before your current certificate expires. Failure to do so may result in delays.

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To fill in this form

You will need:

  • Details of any firearms/shotguns currently in your possession - including serial numbers
  • Details of your referees - including full name, date and place of birth - two referees are required for a firearm certificate, one referee is required if you are applying for a shotgun certificate
  • The address of your GP Practice
  • A digital photograph of passport quality showing your current true likeness, saved on your device ready to upload (jpeg, png or gif)
  • Credit or debit card details to make a payment
  • For firearms applications only - details of your good reason to possess firearms as per guidance notes 19 and 20
Other ways to apply for a grant or renewal