Apply for this licence

Start now on the Police Service of Northern Ireland website (PDF, 249KB)


You need permission from the police to move firearms to or from a ship, or signalling apparatus, to or from an aircraft or aerodrome in Northern Ireland.

This includes ammunition for the firearms or signalling apparatus.

How to apply

Download an application form from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) website.

You’ll need to provide:

  • your details
  • details of any convictions
  • details of firearms or signalling apparatus you wish to remove
  • the reasons for removal
  • the arrangements for storage and safe custody when away


You must only move the firearms or signalling apparatus to or from the specified places, and for the specified purpose, listed in the permit.