SIA Launches New Licence Application Service with the Post Office

23 July 2013


The Security Industry Authority has launched a new and easier way for individual applicants to apply for their SIA licence.

The new service with the Post Office makes applying for a new SIA licence easier and cheaper; most applicants will no longer need to post valuable documents and supply a photograph, which can be costly and inconvenient.

This is how it will work:

  • Applicants fill in their licence application on the SIA website and they are told which identity and other documents to take to a participating UK post office to complete their application.
  • The post office staff check and return the applicant’s documents. They will also take a digital photograph of the applicant, take an electronic version of their signature, and take payment of the application fee.
  • The applicant’s photograph and signature are sent to the SIA electronically by the Post Office. The SIA adds them to the application information already received and continues with its checks, just as it does today.

The applicant will not be charged by the Post Office for using the service.

The new service will be available alongside existing methods of applying for a licence until early in 2014, when it will replace the paper application form as the way to apply for a new licence.

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