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.
Add a temporary place of business to a current dealer certificate.
How do I apply?
Step 1: Download and complete the firearms dealer registration form (Form 116A).
You'll need these details:
- home addresses from the last five years
- current dealer certificate details
- company details and any associated dealer certifications (if applicable)
Step 2: Post your completed form and cheque (payable to GMCA GMP) to:
Greater Manchester Police
How much does it cost?
It's free for Greater Manchester dealers. For dealers outside Greater Manchester it costs £13.
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.
Otherwise, we'll contact you within four weeks.