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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Register for or renew a London firearms dealer certificate as an individual.

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

 

Step 1: Download our firearms dealer registration form (Form 116).

 

Step 2: Complete parts A, D and E only.

You will need these details:

  • Your home addresses from the last 5 years
  • Your previous dealer certificate details (if applicable)

 

Step 3: Make out a cheque or postal order for £200, payable to the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC). We cannot accept cash.

 

Step 4: Post your completed form and cheque or postal order to:

Metropolitan Police Firearms Enquiry Team (FET)
The Empress State Building
8th Floor, Lillie Road,
London
SW6 1TR

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 5: 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.