How to apply for a firearm, shotgun or explosives certificate
We are temporarily unable to process any new applications for the grant of shotgun, firearms or explosives certificates. This is due to home visits no longer being possible, following government guidance on the need for social distancing. Renewal applications are currently still being processed but we have ceased routinely visiting certificate holders until further notice.
Where possible apply online for your renewal certificate(s) as we are unable to guarantee the postal delivery service to our Department at the moment. Please contact us online if you have any questions.
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.