NHSA Newsletter

VOL. 20 (01) - 15-04-2024

NHSA Policy Document


Since 15 March 2016 a QR Barcode has been affixed to all electronically generated official NHSA documents members are able to download from their Personal Natshoot Web Pages.

QR codes printed on all of a member's official NHSA documents are member specific, and no two members can have the same QR code printed on their documents.

The system is initiated to firstly assure members of the authenticity of NHSA documents issued in their name.  At the same time, however, it gives authorities the opportunity to check if the electronically generated NHSA documents a person should present for instance when applying for a firearm licence, are authentic NHSA documents and not falsified documentation.

An Example of a QR code printed on a member's official NHSA documentation is shown below:

An Example of the personal detail which will be captured with a QR scanner on for instance, a Smart Phone, is shown below (this is the document the scanner will then show on the smart phone):

Verification of the authenticity of a specific QR code is a very simple process as a number of QR scanning Apps can be downloaded on any Smart Phone free of charge, and used anywhere and at any time and place (where one has signal of course). 

Below is an Example of the message the QR scanner will show if the QR code printed on a presented NHSA document should be falsified:

In addition an official NHSA document generation code will be printed on a members' official electronically generated NHSA documents.  This is a long numeric code, which will be printed just below the square QR bar code on every document.
If a person does not have access to a QR code scanner, one can go to Contact Us on the Natshoot website ( then manually enter the long number printed on downloaded official NHSA documents, on the relevant link on that web page.  The system will then take one to the same verification page as the one the scanned QR code will take one to, and which will show the same information as that which is printed on the Verification Certificate shown above.
This is just another manner in which we protect the integrity of the legal ownership of our members' firearms, and also the integrity of NHSA's electronic process.

Kind Regards

Natshoot Office