by SIA Site Admin // October 10

Security Industry Authority FAQs

How do I apply for a licence?

A licence application can be requested in two ways:

  • By telephone
  • Through our website

The SIA will ask for information such as name, contact details and the type of licence wanted. It will then send a part-completed application form to be filled in and returned, together with supporting documentation, for example, proof of identity, a personal photograph and the application fee, (documentation will be returned).

The application will be assessed against criminality, competence and other criteria and a decision made on whether to grant a licence. The SIA will write explaining its decision and, if successfully granted, a licence will be issued.