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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.
Apply for a certificate to acquire less than 15kg of explosives for use other than in a firearm or re-enactment
Step 1: Familiarise yourself with the Explosives Regulations 2014.
Step 2: Download and complete the Application for Explosives Certificate form (Form ER4).
You'll need these details:
In this form you'll also need to specify whether you plan to acquire only, or acquire and keep, the explosives.
Step 3: Post your completed form to:
BCH Firearms and Explosives Licensing Department
It's free to apply.
We'll get in touch as quickly as possible if we have any questions about your application or need to ask for more information.