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.
Apply for a one-for-one variation to a firearm certificate.
Thank you. Here's how to notify us of your request:
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: Post your completed form and current firearm 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 3: 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.