How to apply for a firearm, shotgun or explosives certificate
Coronavirus (Covid-19)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. Please contact us online if you have any questions. We are not able to say how long it will be until we can restore this service, but if you sign up to Thames Valley Police Alert you will receive our messages and updates.
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.