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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 as an individual
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.
If you’re an existing registered firearms dealer and your email system is secure in accordance with GDPR, such as CJSM, you can complete the form electronically and email it to us without the need for a wet signature. If you use this method, you can either use an electronic signature, if you have that facility, or you must type your name in the signature box along with the words 'Signed electronically' and send it to us from your registered firearms dealer email address.
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 registered firearms dealers and potential new applicants, and is designed as a reference document to help dealers to run their businesses effectively.