You must send us the relevant form depending on what specific changes you want to make to your certificate.
If you wish to cancel your firearm certificate either visit your firearms dealer or notify us immediately in writing, indicating your chosen method of disposal and return your current certificate.
Firearms Dealers are permitted to vary a firearm certificate by substituting one firearm for another already held, in certain circumstances. For further information on the types of variation which a dealer can carry out please refer to the One on / One off transactions via a firearms dealer section. The fee for this is £15.00 which must be completed electronically prior to the dealer carrying out the transaction. Use form 30/50 and notify us within 72 hours of the transaction.
All other variations must be authorised by the Chief Constable
We will need to know:
- Where you got the firearm, such as firearms dealer, other firearm certificate holder, etc.
- What will happen to the firearm being disposed of.
If you get the new firearm from another firearm certificate holder then send this along with Form 30/1.
You should include:
- A letter of authority from the seller.
- The seller’s firearm certificate completed.
There is a £30.00 fee for a variation by the Chief Constable.
You can make a variation to your certificate at the time of re-grant without any additional charge.
If you sell your firearm or transfer it over then send Form 30/4 to us immediately.
Use this form even if this is not the only firearm listed on your certificate.
Use Form 30/12 to inform us of any change in your name and address within 14 days.
Your license will be withdrawn if you do not provide a valid explanation for any delay outside the stated period.
Contact your local police on 101 Non Emergency Number immediately if the certificate is lost, misplaced, defaced, destroyed or stolen.
You must also apply for a duplicate certificate.
Complete Form 30/1 and send it to the address below. The fee is £14.
Where the information displayed on your certificate has changed (for example, you have changed address), you will require an updated certificate. The fee for this is £14.00.
Firearms and Explosives Branch
42 Montgomery Road
|Grant of a Firearm Certificate||£98.00|
|Variation by Chief Constable||£30.00|
|Variation by Firearms Dealer under Article 11(3) to substitute firearm||£15.00|
|Variation by Firearms Dealer under Article 11(5) to delete firearm||No Fee|
|Museum Firearms Licence|
|Grant of a Museum Firearms Licence (by the Department of Justice)||£110.00|
|Extension to additional premises||£75.00|
|Visitor's Firearm Permit|
|Grant of Visitor's Firearm Permit (except where paragraph 810 applies)||£16.00|
|Grant of six or more permits (taken together) on a group application||£80.00|
|Certificate of approval for airgun for resident in Great Britain|
|Certificate of approval for airgun for resident in Great Britain||£11.00|
|Firearms Dealer's Certificate|
|Grant or renewal of firearms dealer's certificate||£300.00|
|Firearms clubs and Shotgun clubs|
|Authorisation of firearms club||£71.00|
|Authorisation of a shotgun club to allow the use of shotgun by persons 12 or over but under 16 except where the shotgun club is also a firearms club and authorisation under Article 19 is granted at the same time||£71.00|