Following the successful pilot project for online shooting clubs, all applications for approval (new or renewal) should be submitted directly to the Home Office via the web portal from Monday 11 June. This applies to all clubs in England and Wales. Applications will only be accepted by the Home Office and should no longer be sent directly to the police.
Once your application has been submitted, the Home Office will review it to determine if it is valid and, if so, pass it to the relevant police force who will then make the necessary enquiries before sending the application back to the Home Office for consideration. If you do not provide sufficient information and supporting evidence your application is likely to be rejected as invalid and will need to be resubmitted.
Before applying you must ensure that you fulfil the criteria as set out in the Home Office Clubs’ Criteria leaflet. Renewals presently cost £84 and are valid for six years. You should apply to renew your approval at least three months before it’s due to expire.