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Check the Status of your Application

Proceed to the Secure Site to Check the Status of Your Application (IWS)

Important Notice — Regular Maintenance

This service is unavailable every Sunday between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. due to maintenance.

Our service standards to process a complete and accurate application are:

  • 45 days, including the 28-day legislated waiting period, for a licence application;
  • 30 days for a registration application.

If you have not received information concerning your application within those time frames, please call 1-800-731-4000 and one of our client representatives will check the reason for the delay.

Online Status Check

What do I need to do before I can check the status of my licence application online?

Licence Renewal

You will need to provide your firearms licence number and other personal identification information. Once your identity has been confirmed, you can proceed to verify the status of your application.

New Application

You will need to provide some personal information before proceeding to verify the status of your licence application. You do not need to provide a firearms licence number since one will be issued only after your application has been approved.

Transfer of firearms using the Internet

An online service for buying and selling firearms between licensed individuals is not currently available. To buy or sell a firearm, contact the Call Centre by phoning 1-800-731-4000.

Browser requirements

Important Notice

RCMP Canadian Firearms Program online services are best viewed with Microsoft Internet Explorer ®, versions 6, 7, or 8

Please confirm your browser settings  before accessing the CFP online services.

About this service

Is my information secure?

The Canadian Firearms Information System and the associated web services use advanced security measures in order to provide secure e-commerce on the Internet. Through its secure web certificates our solution identifies a web site and encrypts communications between the browser and web server. The security solution used provides strong web security, trusted verification of the web site's identity and strong encryption during browser to web server transmission. This is based on the same technology used by numerous internet banking sites and offers a high level of security.

Individual and business clients are further protected by Personal Identification Number (PIN) and Business Identification Number (BIN) passwords to access their data. There are processes in place to detect hackers and prevent them from breaking into a user's personal information. In addition image verification security has been added to some areas of the website to enhance an already secure service.

Where do I go if I have questions?

Individuals with questions about the status of their application should contact the CFP's Central Processing Site at 1-800-731-4000.

Individuals who are experiencing technical difficulties should contact CFP's E-Services Technical Help Desk at 1-800-731-4000 extension 1040 – Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Eastern time) – or by e-mail.