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.
Register for or renew a firearms dealer certificate as an individual
How do I apply?
Step 1: Download the firearms dealer registration form (Form 116).
Step 2: Complete parts A, D, E, F and G.
You'll need these details:
- your home addresses from the last five years
- your previous dealer certificate details (if applicable)
- details of all 'servants' of your dealership
- details of any relevant medical conditions that have ever been diagnosed of for which you have received treatment
- details of your doctor (GP)
Step 3: 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.