How long does it take to get a shotgun Licence?
The entire process is likely to take eight weeks, more or less. Not all Police Forces are the same and they review and change their processes from time to time so the above should be taken as a guide only.
How much does a shotgun certificate cost UK?
How much does a shotgun certificate cost and how long does it run for? A. A certificate is valid for five years, after which it must be renewed if you wish to continue to possess shotguns. A new certificate costs £79.50 and renewal is £49.
How long does it take for firearm competency to be approved?
Phase one establishes whether the applicant is competent to own and operate a gun. It takes 90 days. Phase two is the firearm licence application. This also takes 90 days.
Who can be a referee for a shotgun certificate?
2. A referee may be of any background or occupation but must not be a police officer, a member of the police support staff or a firearms dealer (but see paragraph 4). He must be of good character and someone on whom the police may rely to give honest replies to the questions contained on the referee form.
Can I use a shotgun without a Licence?
A person without a licence may borrow a rifle or shotgun from another person on private premises as long as: the weapon is being borrowed for either hunting animals or shooting game or vermin, or, for shooting at artificial targets; in the case of rifles, the borrower is aged 17 or over.
What is a good reason to own a gun in the UK?
That permission will only be granted to you, once fully assessed by the licensing authority, namely, the police, as  not posing a threat to public safety &  having good reason to own a firearm. A typical ‘good reason’ would be target shooting club, museums or firearms dealer.
How many shotgun Licences are there in the UK?
The UK’s never really had a gun culture. Most gun use is for sport. But there are still 1.3 million licensed shotguns in the UK – that’s a bit less than one in every 64 people. There are also 535,000 legally licensed ‘firearms’ (basically any other type of gun that’s not a shotgun).
How long does it take to get a competency certificate?
How long will the Competence and firearm license take from the SAPS? It depends on the load they have, approximate and normally 12-15 weeks for the competence and another 3-6 weeks for the license. Follow up with your DFO.
What can stop you getting a shotgun Licence?
That the holder is of intemperate habits or unsound mind or is otherwise unfit to be entrusted with such a firearm; or. That the holder can no longer be permitted to have the firearm or ammunition to which the certificate relates in their possession without danger to the public safety or to the peace; or.
Can I borrow a friends shotgun?
Under Federal law, an individual may loan or rent a firearm to a resident of any State for temporary use for lawful sporting purposes, if he/she does not know or have reasonable cause to believe the person is prohibited from receiving or possessing firearms under Federal law.
How long does it take to get a shotgun licence?
Applications are known to take anywhere from 2 weeks to 9 months depending on your local force. It’s best speaking to your local Firearms Licensing to get an idea of turn around. You should be contacted soon after applying by your local Firearms Enquiry Officer who will arrange to come out for a visit and interview.
How long does it take for a shotgun certificate to be renewed?
A shotgun certificate won’t be given or renewed if the chief officer of police has a reason that you shouldn’t be allowed to have a shotgun under the Firearms Act. Or if they don’t think you have a good reason to have, buy or acquire a shotgun. A certificate usually lasts 5 years from the date it was issued or renewed.
How to apply for a firearm and shotgun certificate?
If an applicant holds or requires both firearm and shotgun certificates he can request coterminous certificates by using Form 201 and enclosing the £90 fee. The £90 fee is standard regardless of whether you already hold a certificate or none at all. BS2 2EJ.
Do you need a gun license to buy a shotgun?
You need a firearms certificate issued by the police to possess, buy or acquire a firearm or shotgun. You must also have a certificate to buy ammunition.