PLEASE READ THIS IMPORTANT NOTE BEFORE APPLYING.
Prior to applying for a Visitor Shotgun Permit please ensure you are allowing at least 8 weeks. We have been informed by Surrey Police that they will NOT under any circumstances process an application quicker than 6 weeks. In addition to this we also need time to check the accuracy and completeness of documentation before we submit it and allow for postal times back to overseas Countries. Therefore, if your VSP arrival date is less than 8 weeks away please do not apply and kindly make alternative arrangements.
This form should be used by persons resident overseas when visiting Great Britain to apply for a Visitor's Shotgun Permit (Section 2 firearms, shotguns as defined in UK law*). Grant of the permit will allow import and use of the listed firearms and/or the acquisition of approved firearms for use and export. The CPSA will act as the overseas visitors Sponsor for the purposes of making the application. The CPSA will not sponsor applications for any other type of firearm.
It is an offence for any persons to knowingly or recklessly make a false statement for the purpose of procuring the grant of a permit.
*Firearms to which Section 2 applies are shotguns including any smooth bore gun with a barrel length of not less than 60.96 cm (24 inches) and a bore of not more than 5.08 cm (2 inches) and has a non-detachable magazine holding not more than two cartridges. Shotguns and any other weapons that do not fall within this description are Section 1 firearms.
To make amendments to your existing VSP please contact Fiona Bloxham by email
The current cost of a visitors shotgun permit is £40.00 (excluding CPSA membership and postage).
If you are not a member of the CPSA or another recognised national governing body attending an established competition in Great Britain you will need to apply for CPSA membership before applying for a permit. Please click here to join today. [You will then be returned to this permit application page which will be pre-populated with your membership details.]
If you are a member of another recognised national governing body and do not have a European Firearms Pass you will need to provide us with either a copy of your shotgun license or a copy of your associations membership card.
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