Firearms and the law
In Northern Ireland you need a valid firearms certificate if you want to buy or own a firearm or ammunition. To get a firearms certificate, you must apply to the PSNI.
Apply for a certificate
You can apply online for a firearms certificate.
You can also apply for a firearms certificate using a paper application form.
You can get an application form:
- from PSNI stations
- by telephoning 101
- by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also download an application form: