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    Q313: How much does it cost for the grant / renewal / variation of a firearm / shotgun / explosive certificate?

    Costs of various certificates are,

    • Grant of Firearms certificate - £88
    • Grant of Shot gun certificate - £79.50
    • Renewal of Firearms certificate - £62
    • Renewal of Shot gun certificate - £49
    • Shotgun coterminous renewal - £3
    • Variation - £20
    • Explosive certificate, in some cases it is currently free but there are types of explosive certificates where a fee is payable, check with your forces explosive officer/firearms licensing department for more details.
    • Visitors' permit - £20
    • Visitors' group permit - £100

    You must notify the relevant police force without delay of any change of address. There will be details of the exact person/department to notify within the papers received concerning the certificate.

    Please note that all calls to police involving firearms are treated as if it is a genuine firearm so be aware that if you do wave an imitation firearm around you could find yourself surrounded by firearms officers pointing real weapons at you.

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