How do I change my address for my firearm(s)?
You are moving to a new home and have a firearms licence? Then, you must communicate your change of address to the Canadian Firearms Program (CFP) of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, as soon as you can prior to your move.
Why do I have to change my address with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police?
- It is the law;
- To receive renewal notices and other important information;
- To receive general communications by mail.
What information do I need to provide?
- Full name;
- Date of Birth;
- Firearms license number;
- Old Address;
- New address (indicate if the physical address is different than the mailing address).
How do I change my address for my firearm(s)? | Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)?
You can update your address with RCMP 3 different ways.
1. Using your secure GCKey account
Canadians citizens that possess firearms have the option to create a GCKey account to securely access multiple online services offered by the Government of Canada and manage their profile.
I have a GCKey account!
Make your change of address via your GCKey secure account and make sure the update is effective immediately.
I don’t have a GCKey account!
You can create an account on the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) website. Like most Government of Canada online accounts, you must first register using a Sign-in Partner.
2. By phone
You can communicate your change of address to the Canadian Firearms Program (CFP) of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police by phone from Monday to Friday, between 9AM and 5PM.
Phone number : 1-800-731-4000
3. By mail (in writing)
Are you a bit more traditional? Excellent, the RCMP too! You can notify them of your change of address in writing at the following address:
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Canadian Firearms Program PO Box 1200Miramichi, New Brunswick E1N 5Z3
As a firearms licence holder, it is your responsibility to move your arms safely. If you own a firm arm, you most likely must also update your address on your hunting licence.
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