Temporary Visitors' Firearm Permits
Please read this section carefully. It is very important, especially if this is your first shooting visit to the Isle of Man.
The Isle of Man is not part of the United Kingdom and neither is it a member state of the European Union. It is a separate jurisdiction with its own legal system which means that FACs and Shotgun Certificates issued in the United Kingdom, and European Firearm Passes, are not valid in the Island.
Unlike most of the UK, all airguns are regulated in the Isle of Man, together with cartridge firearms and crossbows. Manx law, however, still permits the holding of cartridge pistols.
Visitors to the Island require temporary permits issued by the Isle of Man Police for all guns and cartridge ammunition. It is a straightforward process, however, and all the details are here for you. It is also free. Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to drop us an email or a quick call.
An 'Application For Temporary Firearm Permit' form (2 pages) can be downloaded below. Please return it fully and accurately completed, together with an accompanying photocopy of your FAC, along with your other entry details, to the Organisers at the address at the bottom of this page (not direct to the Police) as early as possible. The Organisers will submit it on your behalf. On this basis there is no fee.
The closing date for permit applications to be received, to guarantee processing by the Police, is Friday 20th March 2020.
The requirement for the Police to have issued a temporary permit before your arrival in the Isle of Man is a mandatory legal position.
Isle of Man Easter Shooting Festival
21 Fairfield Avenue
Isle of Man
Tel: 07624 231356 / +44 7624 231356