Firearms frequently asked questions
What do I do if I move address?
If you are moving within the Northumbria Police force area, you must inform the department immediately either in writing via letter, fax or preferably email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or alternatively contact the department via phone on 101 extension 61855.
How can I take my licensed weapons abroad?
If you are the holder of a shotgun or firearms certificate and you wish to take your weapons abroad within the EEC, then you will need a European Firearms Pass. This is issued, free of charge, upon written application to your Firearms Licensing Department. You will need to specify what weapons you will be taking with you.
If you wish to take your weapons to any other country, outside the EEC, you should seek advice from the embassy or consulate of that country. Even within the EEC other documents may be required other than your European Firearms Pass.
All weapons must be declared to Customs and to the travel company carrying you, whether by land, sea or air.
Holders of British firearm and shotgun certificates, wishing to take their firearms to Northern Ireland, should be aware that a valid certificate of approval, from the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, is also required in addition to their firearm and shotgun certificates.