Firearms Certificate GP Form

Firearms Certificate GP Form

In order to apply for a firearm or shotgun certificate you will need a completed GP Form, some firearm licensing departments are requiring the form to be completed even before application. Here’s how you can complete yours.

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  1. Jerzy Gawor on March 2, 2023 at 1:58 am

    Thanks. Really useful information.

  2. thegazbo on March 2, 2023 at 1:58 am

    Greater Manchester police insist on it also

  3. dogjedi on March 2, 2023 at 1:59 am

    Mine cost £80 and took two weeks!

  4. Dave Graham on March 2, 2023 at 1:59 am

    I didn’t need a doctors letter got mine in March I’m in Wiltshire probably one of the best counties

  5. Ian McKlatchie on March 2, 2023 at 2:04 am

    I’d have no chance of getting any pistol, rifle or shotgun certificate. I’ve had half a century of mental illnesses and that would damn me from the start. Their answer would be a "No chance!" before I’d even asked them! It’s kinda sad, but that’s how Britain is, now!

  6. Brock Lesnar on March 2, 2023 at 2:05 am

    I cant even get a firearms license as someone i live with has been in jail for guns before
    For fook sake

  7. shropshire lad outdoors on March 2, 2023 at 2:06 am

    By filling these things in they are profiling you did mine last year didn’t need one they need to give a reason why you can’t have one it is not a necessary condition

  8. Daniel on March 2, 2023 at 2:06 am

    Fingers crossed it’ll all go well mate

  9. U Toob on March 2, 2023 at 2:07 am

    I heard a rumour that Hampshire licencing were asking FAC holders to provide a shot cartridge case for each of their firearms – seems a bit much – any idea if that is true?

  10. W Roberts on March 2, 2023 at 2:09 am

    You talk total sense my friend, respect.

  11. Alexander Paul on March 2, 2023 at 2:09 am

    Hi.I would like to know if the rules are the same for European citizens with residence,Just let me know because I will be applying soon.Thanks for helping 👍

  12. GamersEatBacon on March 2, 2023 at 2:09 am

    Hi Callum, do you need a medical form for a variation or not? Cheers!

  13. Nick L on March 2, 2023 at 2:13 am

    Excellent information, thanks

  14. Hot Shot 83 on March 2, 2023 at 2:14 am

    I had to do this on my last renewal 18 months ago. My GP told me 3-6 weeks (ended up being 4), but the police only give you a 21 day window to get it to them after the application, so you end up playing a game of hedging your bets by not sending off your license too soon (or the force bin you GP letter) and not too late (so the force doesn’t bin your application after the 21 day window expires). Then once you send it off you have to keep chasing both of them otherwise you are basically relying on two civil servants working as a team which ain’t going to happen. In the end I discovered my ‘letter’ was done my some low level admin pleb who didn’t even bother to sign it, luckily I had insisted they send an email copy and I was able to argue with my force that the email address was proof enough that it had come from the GP, otherwise I would have had to go through the whole thing again. It’s probably much worse now due to Covid so assume absolute incompetence and chase it constantly – best of luck!!

  15. Jennifer w on March 2, 2023 at 2:16 am

    My gp was £120 to do my one

  16. Tidalx on March 2, 2023 at 2:18 am

    In my recent (pre covid) experience, I had to send in my medical form along with my application itself to Nottinghamshire Police

  17. Joel Hall on March 2, 2023 at 2:19 am

    Whole thing is a load of bs. I have a panic disorder and Health anxiety, and may have to give up shooting.

  18. VeganRevolution on March 2, 2023 at 2:21 am

    Why do you talk like an anchorman newscaster?

  19. Aleks on March 2, 2023 at 2:21 am

    This video is going to come in handy real soon. Thanks Callum!

  20. Urbanspacemonkey on March 2, 2023 at 2:22 am

    I self harmed briefly in 2010 and received a diagnosis of mild depression in 2018… am now planning to apply for an SGC having tried clay pigeon shooting… so this is bloody useful… many thanks!

  21. Chris Ralph on March 2, 2023 at 2:22 am

    I’m new to applying, is it best to start the medical first before doing the form for a certificate?

  22. Ammonite Design on March 2, 2023 at 2:23 am

    Good review but on the Hampshire medical information form, it does NOT ask for the GP’s opinion of whether you are fit to hold a FAC.

  23. Hadden B on March 2, 2023 at 2:25 am

    I had to pay my local GP 160 quid for my HGV license, I’m bricking it over the fee for the firearms form to be filled in.

  24. Paul G on March 2, 2023 at 2:26 am

    England really is behind the times.. 😂

  25. Steven Wolf on March 2, 2023 at 2:26 am

    You do know that this is not actually law and people acquiescing to these demands will ensure that it will become law. For me, thumbs down for this video.

  26. Mike Moore on March 2, 2023 at 2:27 am

    For renewals in my experience, GP’s are not processing this medical proforma citing covid, also they are refusing information requests so that you cannot pass on your medical records to a third party to complete this process, even when its the firearm owners legal obligation to have this form when submitting a renewal and the GP knows that I/you are liable to prosecution, financial loss, or the stress of finding someone or somewhere to store your firearms whilst trying to sort your application out. It has taken me months to get my license renewed and a huge amount of stress, which in my opinion is unwarranted. If we as firearm owners have an obligation to abide by the law then the legal and professional bodies should also make every effort to expedite this process due to the gravity and consequences for us of not complying with these laws. My local firearms unit was very helpful throughout this stressful time but they are policing this legislation not making it! My advice is to be as polite as possible and to not give up..

  27. Simon w on March 2, 2023 at 2:27 am

    Was that Dan on the rifle 🙂

  28. Sudo Nym on March 2, 2023 at 2:28 am

    Another way of making the application process more difficult, complicated and unnecessary. All to dissuade people from applying.

  29. Frank Butta on March 2, 2023 at 2:30 am

    Oh Boy…. So if you’re depressed, your only choice for suicide is a gun? Tell that to the Japanese. Diagnosed with a terminal illness? Sorry, but you’ll either have to suffer until the bitter end, or leap out of a window. Government is never the solution. Thanks for sharing this, Callum. It’s depressing as hell, but thanks.

  30. david G on March 2, 2023 at 2:32 am

    Callum it cost me £40 here in Wiltshire . I’ve been shooting since 1993 and this is the first time that I’ve ever been asked for one of these forms with my firearms application , cheeky Ferkers …

  31. Andy Teakel on March 2, 2023 at 2:35 am

    What if your doc is anti shooting

  32. Midland Moto on March 2, 2023 at 2:37 am

    I’ll be putting in my first application soon, my GP just wrote me a letter to enclose with my FAC application disclosing my medical information and actions taken, as well as contact details should the FEO need it. Hopefully it should be fine but West Mercia don’t seem to ask for the form specifically.

  33. Ryan on March 2, 2023 at 2:38 am

    Did they not check medical records at all before this then? Ive had my fac for one and a half year now but i seem to recall having to write down my GP address?

  34. blakeyvision on March 2, 2023 at 2:39 am

    I have my license but not heard of this or recived a letter about it . do I have to take action now ? Or just when i have to renew it?

  35. mwmwmwmwmmdw on March 2, 2023 at 2:40 am

    so in other words good luck getting a doctor in downtown london to sign off on this

  36. II Parachute Regiment on March 2, 2023 at 2:41 am

    Also people if you have a pattern of police call out but you have not been charged or arrested you will be refused, thats including domestic violence, or any police criminal investigations. You will be refused if there is a pattern.

  37. ApurtureSci on March 2, 2023 at 2:41 am

    I applied for mine in mid 2017, granted early 2018. My surgery didn’t charge for the service but they did want me to come in and talk to them about it since my GP didn’t know me very well. Seemed fair enough and they were very quick with it.

  38. Gary Tillett on March 2, 2023 at 2:44 am

    Used shotgun medicals myself gained my medical records, took a week to get them sent them too shotgun medicals had my certificate within that same week, carnt recommend them enough.

  39. TribalHARRY on March 2, 2023 at 2:45 am

    Out of the entire application process the medical form was the only bit I had an issue with.

    My doctor initially sent my form back saying I had anxiety and depression when I’ve never suffered from either… I’m lucky that the FEO who spoke to me was understanding when I explained this was incorrect.

    I ended up going in to the doctors and getting an appointment with him to discuss this. I had to get him to complete another form and complete a cover letter saying he was mistaken the first time. Whilst speaking to him he was very anti-gun.

    The NHS are rife with anti-gun sentiment.

  40. M Clare on March 2, 2023 at 2:47 am

    Good Advice!!! – First find your G.P.😀😀

  41. PhilipsMedia5 on March 2, 2023 at 2:47 am

    The anti gun sentiment in the NHS and biased views of medical professionals interpreting records is going to be a major issue in getting an application through. GPs in the main are not qualified in mental health issues and legally may not even be able to complete. Forcing applicants to fill out these forms could also lead to direct descrimination and potentially be unlawful under the equality act 2010.

  42. John Edwards on March 2, 2023 at 2:47 am

    This is becoming part of a regular, common and lucrative service for GP’s, so why should it take weeks?

  43. Ian Hodgson on March 2, 2023 at 2:49 am

    For anyone wanting the BMAs advice see the following web page:

    Part of the reason for GPs not wanting to give a response is that they are not qualified to give psychological reports, for them to do that on a professional basis they would need to have a qualification in psychological/psychiatric medicine. If the give an opinion on a person’s mental state and there is a complaint, then they could find themselves in a ‘Fitness to Practice Hearing’, which if it goes against the GP they could be struck off, with subsequent loss of their livelihood. The firearms legislation has put GPs in an invidious position.

  44. Samuel sowunmi on March 2, 2023 at 2:50 am

    Sir pls if I come from Nigeria to London or USA is there a possibility I can get d license to own guns or firearms and for d purpose of selling fire arms not to abuse it? I want to start a firearms business maybe in London that is d purpose of d license.

  45. Raymond vaulks on March 2, 2023 at 2:50 am

    If you go to the opticians and the optician finds some thing untoward with your eyes they can stop you driving Instantly and Inform the DVLA at no cost.
    So why can not the police just ask or email your Doctor of any possible FAC/SG application problems, If no reply all ok. Simple.
    All this system now of red tape and extra cash wanted makes it all smell of RATS.

  46. MOOEYSMITH on March 2, 2023 at 2:54 am

    I have suicidal thoughts when I see these forms 🙂

  47. bumpkinrocks on March 2, 2023 at 2:55 am

    I’d guess that nearly all firearms holders would never seek any help for mental issues. I’m sure your certificates would be revoked immediately for getting yourself the correct help.

  48. martyn howard on March 2, 2023 at 2:55 am

    how did you get on with getting your medical records from patient access i tried and my doctors only give access to medications records.

  49. Ace Mentalcase on March 2, 2023 at 2:55 am

    Due to Covid No applications can submitted due to Covid

  50. Kevin Robert Frasier on March 2, 2023 at 2:56 am

    To be able to involved with fire arms sports groups what is the process for beginners and where are the application forms online?

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