Find out below how to apply for or renew a firearm, shotgun or explosives certificate for the Greater London area. 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.

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Add a place of business in London to a current London dealer certificate.

Thank you. In this case, please follow these steps:


Step 1: Download and complete our Notification By A Registered Firearms Dealer Of A Place Of Business Not Aready Entered In The Register form (Form 116A).

You will need these details:

  • Your current certificate number
  • Address of the new business


Step 2: Post your completed form to:

Metropolitan Police Firearms Enquiry Team (FET)
The Empress State Building
8th Floor, Lillie Road,

Please note, our offices are on a secure site which is not open to the public. Reception staff will only accept post delivered through Royal Mail. We cannot accept items delivered personally or by courier.


Step 3: We'll get in touch as quickly as possible if you need to make any corrections to your form. Otherwise, we will contact you within six weeks.