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Apply for an SIA licence

Visit a Post Office to have your documents checked, photograph taken and pay for your application.

How to apply

We have over 750 branches that can help you get your licence. Our specially trained staff will guide you through the process. Please note that this service is not available after 5pm each day.

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Apply online

To apply for an SIA licence, you need to complete an online application form with SIA.

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Visit a Post Office

Bring your SIA application reference number and original copies of the required documents into a branch.

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In Branch

We’ll check your documentation, capture your photograph and take your electronic signature. We will also take payment, if required.

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Send to SIA

We’ll send everything for you to the SIA.

This service will cost £190.

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Who is the SIA?

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is the organisation responsible for licensing individuals who work in certain parts of the UK’s private security industry.

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