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    Q314: How long does my firearm/shot gun/explosive certificate last for?

    A firearm or shotgun certificate normally last for five years from the date it is issued or renewed.

    There are two types of Explosive Certificates:

    Acquire Only: allows a person to corporate body to obtain explosives which are used straight away and are not kept overnight.

    Acquire and Keep: allows a person or corporate body to obtain explosives and keep them in an approved storage place.

    These certificates last for a maximum of five years, in line with shotgun/firearm certificates.

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