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Changes to Firearm and Shotgun Certificate applications from 1 July 2019

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Medical verification reports

Nottinghamshire Police will no longer accept applications for the grant or renewal of a shotgun and or a firearms certificate without a medical verification form signed by your GP and received  with the application.

To ensure that your application is received safely it is best practice to send your application  by Royal Mail recorded delivery service to the Nottinghamshire Police Headquarters at Sherwood Lodge.

To request this information please use the following form and take this to your nominated GP.

Please Note: no applications will be processed without this Verification Report and may be withdrawn if you submit an application without the supporting report.

Reminder: Honesty is the best policy

A number of applications continue to be refused or certificates revoked due to dishonest applicants.  There are a number of statutory disclosures that include information about your medical or criminal history which applicants choose not to declare.

Applicants are reminded that it is a criminal offence to make a dishonest declaration when providing information to support your application.

The fact you have a condition may not necessarily mean your application is refused. However, a false declaration could result in your application being refused, your existing license being revoked and your firearms or shotguns being seized.