Firearms and the law
In Northern Ireland you must possess a valid firearms certificate in order to be able to buy or own a firearm or ammunition.
To get a firearms certificate you must submit a completed application to the PSNI.
Apply for a certificate
You can now apply for a firearms certificate using the online application process.
You can also apply for a firearms certificate using hard copy application forms. These along with all relevant information are available from the PSNI.
Hard copies are available by:
- calling in person at your local PSNI station
- dialling the 101 non emergency number
- emailing your request to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively you can download an application form from the PSNI website: