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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.
Renew a currently valid firearm certificate
You can apply online.
You'll need to have read the guidance notes before making your application.
It costs £62.
We will renew the certificate before the expiry date.
This is dependent on the application being complete. If the Firearms Licensing Team have to contact you to follow up on anything then your application could take longer to process.
Your contact details, including:
Health and medical information:
Details about the firearm(s) and ammunition you own and intend to acquire:
The details of two referees you've known for more than two years, including:
Please note: referees can't be a member of your family, a serving police officer or staff, or a registered firearms dealer.
Please note: if you feel you can't make a digital payment because you have a characteristic protected by the Equality Act 2010, please tell us using our contact us form before making your application and we'll assess your requirements on an individual basis.
Step 1: Complete the online version of the form.
Step 2: Upload your GP proforma and your photo as part of the online application.
Step 3: Make your payment online.
Step 4: Email a copy of your existing certificate; including Table 2, to the firearms team
The form will take about 20 minutes to complete and you won't be able to save your application as you go, so it will need to be done in one sitting.
Click the 'Start' button below to start your online application.
We'll get in touch as quickly as possible if we have any questions about your application or need to ask for more information.