My co-terminous renewal is due in June so I pre-empted the procedure and downloaded and completed the forms from the South Yorkshire Police website in April. In early May I was contacted by the FEO to arrange a suitable date for a visit which was fixed for a week later. The FEO (a young and very pleasant chap) came to do the visit and I was a bit surprised when he logged all the information he required about my firearms and shotguns on his I-phone. My ticket, shotgun certificate and renewed European Firearms Pass arrived last Saturday morning almost four weeks before the expiry of my old certificates.
The FEO also told me that any future transaction notifications for firearms or shotguns can be made by email rather than by post. Excellent and about time!
Thank you South Yorkshire Police!