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 other firearm(s) or ammunition to a current certificate.

Thank you. In this case, please follow the steps below.


Step 1: Download and complete our Application To Vary A Firearm Certificate (Form 201V).

You will need these details:

  • your current firearms certificate
  • your current UK GP and UK GP practice
  • any physical or mental health conditions
  • any previous convictions
  • details of the firearm(s) you wish to vary and why


Step 2: There is no charge for an increase in ammunition. For additional firearms make out a cheque or postal order for £20, payable to the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC). We cannot accept cash.


Step 3: Post the cheque or postal order, the completed form and your current firearms certificate 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 4: We'll get in touch as quickly as possible if you need to make any corrections to your form. Otherwise, you should receive your updated certificate within eight weeks.