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.

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Update a certificate to include less than 15kg of explosives for use in a firearm

How do I apply?

Step 1: Familiarise yourself with the Explosives Regulations 2014.

Step 2: Download and complete the Application for Renewal of an Explosive Certificate for Blackpowder to be Used in Firearms form (Form ER4B).

You'll need these details:

  • your firearm or shotgun certificate (if applicable)
  • your previous explosives certificate (if applicable)

In this form you'll also need to specify whether you plan to acquire only, or acquire and keep, the explosives.

Step 3: Post your completed form to:

Firearms Licensing Unit
Malvern Police Station
Victoria Road
Malvern
WR14 2TE



How much does it cost?

It's free to update your certificate.


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.