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Looking to find out more about UK gun laws or firearm and shotgun certificates? Whether you’re a firearm owner, firearm dealer, shooting club member or planning to travel with firearms, you'll find advice here on using and storing firearms, shotguns and explosives, as well as how to apply for a range of certificates, permits and licences.
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From 10 June 2019 Registered Firearms Dealer (RFDs) applicants will be required to complete a medical declaration and to provide details of their ‘servants’ at each place of business so that relevant background checks can be completed by the police. Existing RFDs will also be required to provide details of their ‘servants’ when notifying the police of a new place of business.
RFD applicants who have completed medical declarations as part of their personal firearm or shotgun certificate application will not be required to undergo medical checks a second time unless their medical circumstances have changed since the firearm or shotgun certificate was granted. In these circumstances, the applicant will only be required to provide details about the certificate.
If you are an existing RFD and you have an email system that is secure in accordance with GDPR, such as CJSM, you are able to 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 RFD email address.