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Waiting times

We will start processing your information in accordance with the timescales below - please be aware that delays may be incurred due to awaiting information from other agencies.

Our current processing times, from date of receipt are:


  • Shotgun Grant Applications - 3 months.
  • Firearm Grant Applications - 3 months.
  • Shotgun Renewal Applications - 4 weeks.
  • Firearm Renewal Applications - 4 weeks.

Please note:  We aim to process Renewal applications at least four weeks in advance of the expiry date of your current Certificate.


  • Variations - 3 weeks.
  • Change of address - 3 weeks.
  • Weapon purchase/sale notifications - 2 weeks.
  • All other requests - 3 weeks.

Last updated 09 July 2019