Visitor Permits, 11(6) Authority and Firearms Dealers

Visitors Permits

An application for a visitor who wishes to possess firearms to which section 1 of the Firearms Act 1968 applies, or possess, purchase or acquire any ammunition to which that section applies whilst in Great Britain or to possess a shot gun to which section 2 of the Act applies must be made via a person resident ‘a sponsor’ in Great Britain

The only criteria to act as a sponsor is to be of good character, and it is not necessary to be firearm or shotgun certificate holder.

We will only deal with the sponsor.

The application for the permit is made by the sponsor and should be accompanied by the appropriate fee. 

The cost of visitors permits is:

Visitors’ permit: Individual - £20
Visitors’ permit: Group (six or more permits) - £100 

Application for a Visitors Permit Form 107 is available below.

This form can be downloaded direct, or you can obtain one from any Police Station.

Currently it is not possible to submit these forms electronically.

The applicant should also supply an original or a full copy of the European Firearms Pass if the permit is requested by an EEC resident or a copy of the visitor's hunting permit valid in their home country or Certificate of Good Conduct - available from the visitor's home police/sheriff department.

Applications for a Visitors Permit should be made at least 6 weeks prior to arrival in Scotland. There may be extenuating circumstances when an application is made close to the date on which the applicant wishes to travel to Scotland. Police Scotland will make every effort to process late applications on time, however this cannot be guaranteed.

11(6) Authority

A person may apply to the Chief Constable of Police Scotland for authority to host days allowing non Shotgun Certificate holders to shoot artificial targets, under Section 11(6) of the Firearms Act 1968, as amended, which states:

‘A person may, without holding a shot gun certificate, use a shot gun at a time and place approved for shooting at artificial targets by the Chief Officer of Police for the area in which that place is situated’

To apply, please dowload and complete the application within the related documents section below, and send to your local Firearms Licensing Processing Centre. Please refer to Home Office Guidance on Firearms Licensing Law 2016 for further guidance prior to completing your application

Firearms dealers

To apply for registration or for new Certificate of Registration please complete and submit the following application form.

Firearms dealers application for registration or for new Certificate of Registration Form 116 is available below.

This form can be downloaded direct, or you can obtain one from any Police Station.

Currently it is not possible to submit these forms electronically.

Fees

Dealer CertificatesFee
New Registration£200
Renewal£200
Register in new area£20.00

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