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As part of the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s ongoing commitment to improving the service it provides to the firearm community, Firearms and Explosives Branch have introduced a new online application process.
Anyone applying for an initial grant, re-grant and /or variation of a firearm certificate will be able to complete the application form online. You can access the application form on either the PSNI website www.psni.pnn.police.uk or the NI Direct website www.nidirect.gov.uk/
The new application method reduces the requirement for manual entry of data and payment by cheque/postal order which in turn will allow us to process the applications more efficiently and effectively.
We have developed a short film which shows a summary of the online process. It can viewed here on https://www.youtube.com/watch?
We have developed detailed guidelines, see Guidance Notes on right of this page, which will assist the applicant when completing their online application form.
In addition, we have provided a significant number of laptops to Firearms Dealers and Target Clubs which in turn will enable Firearm Certificate Holders to complete the online application while on their premises. Each of these locations will facilitate the FAC Holder with access to a computer system and the online application forms. Please see our Firearms webpage for further details or click here.
If applicants have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact Firearms & Explosives Branch by either of the methods below:
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: 0800 7839899 (09:00 until 16:00 Monday to Friday)
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