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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 travel with a firearm to the UK from a country outside the EU
You'll need a 'sponsor' to apply for a visitor's permit on your behalf. This person must be resident in the UK.
A typical application takes up to six weeks to process.
Please ask your sponsor to take these three steps:
Step 1: Download and complete the Application for a Visitor's Firearm/Shot Gun Permit form (Form 107).
Step 2: They can only pay online - we'll email a secure link they can use to make their payment.
Step 3: Post the completed form and documents to:
BCH Firearms and Explosives Licensing Department
An application for one to five people is £20 per person.
An application for a group (six to 20 people) is £100.
We'll get in touch as quickly as possible if we have any questions about your application or need to ask for more information.