You will need to provide your firearms licence number and other personal identification information. Once your identity has been confirmed, you can proceed to change your residence or mailing address online.
To access the secure web site you must use a Web browser that supports SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) with 128-bit 'strong' encryption.
The secure web site is best viewed with:
Individuals can link directly to these sites to upgrade your version of browser software.
The Canadian Firearms Information System website uses the Entrust SSL Security Solution which provides secure e-commerce on the Internet. Through its Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) web certificates, the solution identifies a website and encrypts communications between the browser and web server. The Entrust SSL Security Solution delivers strong web SSL security, trusted verification of the website's identity and 128-bit SSL data encryption during browser to web server transmission. This is based on the same technology as numerous internet banking sites and offers a high level of security.
Individual and business clients are further protected by PIN and 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.
Encrypted connections are accepted using TLS 1.0 only. If your encryption is invalid, errors may include "error 401 - unauthorized", “Page cannot be displayed” or “Page cannot be found”.
To update your SSL encryption, please follow these instructions: