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Brexit and European Firearms Passes

posted 29 Jan 2020, 14:49 by Tony Cattermole
The Home Office have kindly sent us the following update.

Brexit and EFP

The UK will leave the EU on 31 January and we thought it would be helpful to send you a quick note setting out what this means for the European Firearms Pass.

After 31 January there will be a transition period until the end of 2020, while the UK and EU negotiate additional arrangements. The current rules on trade, travel, and business for the UK and EU will continue to apply during the transition period.

This means that during the transition period the current arrangements for EFPs will continue: EFPs should still be issued to certificate holders and should still be produced in support of visitors permits. As now, import and export licences will not be required for people travelling to and from the EU with the firearms/shotguns that are entered on their EFP and UK firearm/shotgun certificate.

During the transition period, negotiations will take place on a future partnership between the UK and the EU. We will be in touch with further information about this and what it means for EFPs nearer the end of the transition period.


Derek Stimpson