Well, having been advised that as a foreigner (no flames please ) moving to London, I could actually bring in my shotgun and rifle (1 each) on a Visitors Pass, for the 1st year. But that I would have to store them somewhere else until I had approved FAC and SGC.
So, off I go to apply for both, which leads me to the following questions:
1. Photos: I saw somewhere that you need photos, and they need to be countersigned by the witnesses. On the SGC its mentioned, but not how many you need, and on the FAC I only saw it on a board, its not on the official application. Could someone explain all this to me: how many are needed for each application, and signed by whom?
2. Gun Safes: I won't be able to buy until I'm physically in my flat in london, as need to find somewhere to put it (rented in all of 25mins). Do gun shops generally deliver / install, or am I on my own here? I was thinking of getting: http://www.wighillparkguns.co.uk/pro....asp?prod=2407 (Brattonsound SL 5+ Sentinel). Does anyone have anything good or bad to say about them? Was thinking that 1) this would be enough for me to expand on once I'm settled in, and 2) has an integrated locking top, which allows for storage of ammo and bolts (or have I misunderstood it again?).
3. SGC: it mentions that the countersignatory should be "MOP, Justice of the Peace, minister of religion, doctor, lawyer, established civil servant, bank officer..." - is that literal, or does that just mean: someone with no criminal record, upstanding member of society, and no criminal record?
Thanks so much for all your help!