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The Firearms and Explosives Branch (FEB) are the Chief Constable's delegated authority to manage firearms licensing in line with the Firearms (NI) Order 2004.

Firearms and Explosives Branch will contribute to the organisational purpose of 'Keeping People Safe' by providing an efficient and effective licensing process which ensures that the risk posed by lawfully held firearms, ammunition and explosives is managed so as to prevent foreseeable harm to individuals and communities.

The primary function of the FEB is to ensure effective administration of the Firearms (NI) Order 2004 for the licensing of individuals, clubs and dealers.

Apply for a firearms license

In Northern Ireland you need a valid firearms certificate if you want to buy or own a firearm or ammunition. To get a firearms certificate, you must apply to the police.

Apply online for a firearms license.