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Vary a firearms certificate

You must download, complete and return the Form 201V variation form before any gun is purchased of replaced, and send us your current certificate with your application.

Application form and cost

The variation application form and fee for firearms or shotgun certificates is given below. Please download, complete and return the form with the appropriate fee. Payments should be made via cheque or postal order, made payable to:

  • Cambridgeshire Police and CC 
Firearms applications fees and charges
 Firearms licence typeValid forCost
Variation of a firearm certificate Form 201V 5 years £20

Returning your licence application

Please return your firearm or shotgun certificate with your variation application form. 

Firearms and Explosives Licensing Department
Police Headquarters
Hinchingbrooke Park
Huntingdon
Cambridgeshire
PE29 6NP

Application timescales

Due to staff shortages and increased demand, variation turnaround times can sometimes take three to four weeks to be returned to you.

Please ensure that you have purchased sufficient ammunition to cover your current entitlement if you intend to shoot during the period that your application is being processed.

Variation applications are usually processed within six weeks. Variations known as 'one for one' where there are no changes to calibre or use are usually completed within 10 days and are free of charge.

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