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.
Please allow additional time for your renewal applications
We are currently experiencing a period of high demand, so please allow twelve weeks for your renewal application to be processed.
Apply for a certificate to travel with a firearm from the UK to an EU country
How do I apply?
Step 1: Apply for a European Firearms Pass (EFP) by writing to:
Metropolitan Police Firearms Enquiry Team (FET) Empress State Building 21st Floor Lillie Road London SW6 1TR
your full name and contact details
your current certificate number
the shotgun(s) and/or firearm(s) you would like to include on your EFP (make, model, serial number)