If you can’t find the relevant forms or guidance below for what you want to do, please see our wildcats and licensing or protected species pages for further information on what needs a licence and how to apply.
If there isn’t a return form below for your licence, please email [email protected] with the information as requested on the conditions of your licence.
Licence amendments and renewals
If you wish to amend or renew an existing or expired licence, please email [email protected] with the changes to be made or details of the renewal, quoting the licence number. Please ensure that you have provided any required licence return before requesting a licence renewal.
Forms and guidance
Licence application reference form
Guidance – European protected species licensing tests
Guidance – notes on European protected species licence applications - supporting information
Guidance – species protection plans
Guidance – notes for surveys and monitoring supported by NatureScot
Guidance – accompanying notes for survey and monitoring licences
Guidance – data protection notice
If you already have a licence number, include it in the subject line of your email, or have it to hand when you call.