a friend of mine from southern ireland is traveling as part of group to wales at the start of april. He forwarded his details to the organiser to arrange for a vistors FAC to be granted to allow him to bring his rifle over. the guy has came back to him to tell him that the law has recently changed and that he wont be able to get the visitors fac in time as there is now a 4 week turn around on the permits.

has anyone any experience of getting a visitors FAC granted for the uk and if so what was the process involved.