Visitor Firearms Permit -

If you wish to bring firearms to the UK as a visitor, or to possess firearms while visiting the UK other than in some restricted circumstances, you must have a Visitor’s Firearm Permit or Visitor’s Shotgun Permit.

These documents are issued by the Police in the part of the UK you wish to visit, though your permit can be extended by the issuing Police Force to be valid in multiple locations. A Permit can be valid for up to a year, and for temporary residence of a year or less avoids the need for an import licence and subsequent export licence when returning home.

You must obtain your permit in advance – it is not possible to apply for one at point of entry.  Download the form below and send to

Please allow a minimum of three months.

If you bring firearms as part of your personal baggage, you must have the permit with you in order to clear UK Customs. If your firearms are shipped separately, you will need the permit to collect them from the importer.

All the firearms and ammunition you import must appear on the permit, as must any firearms you intend to borrow or hire once in the UK.

Please download an application form here: Visitor Permit


There is various accommodation available on site, which can be booked by clicking HERE


J and K lines – also known as Council lines

Quadruple rooms located a short walk from our shower and WC blocks.

  • No bedding, apart from pillows and mattress protectors
  • Few electrical points
  • No heating


ABC lines – also known as Crawford Cabins

Mostly twins, with a few single bedded rooms. Shower and WC located in the centre of each unit, there are steps to access this.

  • No bedding, apart from pillows and mattress protectors.
  • Small wash basin and shaving point
  • Heating
  • All except 2 rooms are accessible by steps only



En-suite single, double and twin rooms, sleeping between 1-4 people.

  • Either an en-suite bath or a shower
  • Heating
  • Full linen provided (bedding and towels)
  • Small TV
  • Small fridge and a kettle
  • Tea and coffee basket
  • All except 2 ‘cottage rooms’ have stair access



Temporary structure Twin en-suite rooms.

  • En-suite shower and WC
  • Full linen provided (bedding and towels)
  • Heating
  • Small fridge and microwave
  • Temporary scaffold walk way with either a ramp or steps

Armoury Usage

The ability to store your rifle in the NRA armoury is available to everyone who is a NRA Member, or by entering the Imperial and paying the Non-Member fee. A storage fee is applicable.

Please note we are unable to store rifle cases, so please be prepared to hold onto these.

You can have access to your rifle at any time during the Armoury opening times.

Competition Dates

For information on each part of the Imperial Meeting please click HERE

Directions to Bisley

By Air: Heathrow is located 18 miles from Bisley, Gatwick airport is 30 miles from Bisley.

By Train: Brookwood is the nearest train station located 1.5 miles from Bisley.

By Car: Use Postcode GU24 0PB when navigating to Bisley. The National Rifle Association is located south of Junction 3 of the M3.


During the Meeting there are various food vendors as well as onsite Clubhouses open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The nearest small convenience store, Premier, a short walk from Bisley Camp, postcode: GU24 0DT

The nearest supermarket, Saisbury’s, is approximately a 10 minute drive away, postcode: GU21 2QT


Competition Reception is located inside the Main NRA Building, and is you main point of contact for information during the Meeting.

You will need to present your Safe Shooter Certification (SCC) or your country’s equivalent to be able to collect your personal competitor pack.

You can register and pay for further competitions at this Reception.

Scoreboards & Stats

During the Meeting stats are processed in the room to the back of the Main NRA building. Results are periodically printed and displayed on the white scoreboards to the side of the NRA Building.

Additional notices such as tie shoot timings, team matches and daily timetables are also posted on the end of the scoreboards, so it is worth checking daily for new notices.