How to apply for a firearm, shotgun or explosives certificate
Find out below how to apply for or renew a firearm, shotgun or explosives certificate. 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.
Add a permanent place of business to a current dealer certificate
How do I apply?
Step 1: Download and complete the firearms dealer registration form (Form 116).
You'll need these details:
- home addresses from the last five years
- current dealer certificate details
- company details and any associated dealer certifications (if applicable)
Step 2: Post your completed form and cheque or postal order (payable to the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC))to:
Metropolitan Police Firearms Enquiry Team (FET)
Empress State Building
Please note: Our offices are on a secure site that's not open to the public. Reception staff will only accept post delivered by the Royal Mail. We can't accept items delivered personally or by courier.
How much does it cost?
It costs £200.
What happens after I apply?
We'll get in touch as quickly as possible if we have any questions about your application or need to ask for more information.
Otherwise, we'll contact you within six weeks.