SIA to stop paper-based licence applications
The Security Industry Authority (SIA) will stop issuing paper-based licence applications in January 2014.
For individuals, the only way to apply for a new licence will be to fill in your application online at the SIA website. Individuals will then be told which identity and other documents to take to one of over 750 post offices around the country to complete their application.
Individuals renewing their licence can also continue use the SIA’s telephone renewals service.
For businesses, the SIA will continue to offer the bulk application service used by companies to manage the completion and submission of new applications on behalf of their employees. However, to use this facility the registered company sponsor will be expected to apply for an exemption.
The SIA’s business support team will be contacting registered company sponsors to discuss the exemption process with them.
The SIA’s e-renewals service, which allows companies to renew licences or apply for additional licences on behalf of their staff, will continue and company sponsors for this service will continue to be accepted by the SIA.
For more information, read the SIA handout.