How to apply for a firearm, shotgun or explosives certificate
Coronavirus (Covid-19)We are currently unable to process new applications for the grant of firearm, shotgun or explosives certificates, unless there is a genuine vocational or professional need. However, from Monday 21 June 2021, guided by the government’s roadmap for easing restrictions and in line with other police forces in the South East, we will start accepting all applications and renewals, including new grant applications. Those whose visits were postponed as a result of the restrictions will be prioritised.
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.