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.
Apply for a certificate to travel with a firearm to the UK from an EU country
How do I apply?
You'll need a 'sponsor' to apply for a visitor's permit on your behalf. This person must be resident in the UK.
A typical application takes up to six weeks to process.
Please ask your sponsor to complete these three steps:
Step 1: Download and complete our Application for a Visitor's Firearm/Shot Gun Permit form (Form 107).
- a copy of your European Firearms Pass (EFP)
- a copy of your current firearms certificate (if applicable)
- your club or society details (if applicable)
- if neither of the above apply, a confirmation of good character letter from the government or police
- details of where your firearm(s) and / or shotgun(s) will be stored while in the UK
- details of which firearm and / or shotgun and ammunition you'll be getting, using or transporting
- your criminal conviction history (if applicable)
Step 2: Make out a cheque or postal order for the appropriate fee, payable to Warwickshire PCC.
We can’t accept cash.
Step 3: Post the completed form, documents and cheque to:
Firearms Licensing Unit
PO Box 4
How much does it cost?
An application for one to five people is £20 per person.
An application for a group (six to 20 people) is £100.
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.