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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.
Register for a firearms dealer certificate on behalf of a company
Please contact us before you complete application form 116. We'll need to discuss your application and provide some advice and guidance.
Step 1: Download the firearms dealer registration form (Form 116).
Step 2: Complete the required parts.
You'll need these details:
You can only pay online - we'll email you a secure link you can use to make your payment.
Step 3: Post the completed form to:
BCH Firearms and Explosives Licensing Department
It costs £200.
We'll get in touch as quickly as possible if we have any questions about your application or need to ask for more information.
The Good Practice Guide has been produced in collaboration between all UK Firearms Licensing Departments and Counter Terrorism Policing.
It provides information and statutory requirements for all RFDs and potential new applicants, and is designed as a reference document to help dealers to run their businesses effectively.