Private Security Licences Issued Overseas

You will be breaking the law if you work in the UK without the correct SIA licence, even if you hold a licence to work in the private security industry that was issued overseas. This may not apply if you are a citizen of a country within the EEA and you wish to work in the UK on a temporary basis.

Information for EEA temporary private security workers

You should enclose your overseas licence when you apply for your SIA licence. You must tell us about the validity and conditions of your licence (for example what sector it allows you to work in and when it expires). If we are not familiar with that licence, we will seek confirmation of the validity and conditions from the issuing authority.

We strongly recommend that you contact the issuing authority to obtain verification of the validity of your licence and any criminal record checks that you may have undergone as a result of obtaining it.

EEA Licence Information

A list of EEA countries appears below: where possible we provide contact details for the agency that issues licences to work in the private security industry.

This information has been collated from information presented to the SIA from United Kingdom and overseas government sources. It should not be viewed as exhaustive and, while we endeavour to keep information up to date, we cannot accept responsibility for any omissions or inaccuracies.

Country Contact Information
Austria Ministry of the Interior
Belgium Ministry of the Interior
Boulevard de Waterloo 76
1000 Bruxelles

Information about licensing
Cyprus Government
Czech Republic Ministry of Industry and Trade
Ministry of the Interior
Denmark Regulators of the Private Security Industry:

Rigspolitiet ved Administrationsafdelingen
Polititorvet 14
1780 Kobenhaven V.
Denmark

Portal site for all Danish public sector websites
Ministry of the Interior and Health
Ministry of Justice
Estonia Government
Ministry of the Internal Affairs
Ministry of Justice
Finland Government
Ministry of the Interior
Ministry of Justice
France Portal site for all French public sector websites

Le Ministère de l'intérieur,
de la sècuritè intèrieure et des libertès locales,
Direction des libertès publiques et des affaires juridiques,
Place Beauvau
5008 PARIS
France

Tel: +33 01 40 07 60 60
Web: http://www.interieur.gouv.fr/rubriques/divers/anglais/

Germany Federal Government
Federal Ministry of the Interior
Federal Ministry of Justice
Greece Government
Ministry of the Interior, Public Administration and Decentralization
Ministry of Justice
Hungary Government
Ministry of Home Affairs
Ministry of Justice
Ireland Government
Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform
The Private Security Authority
Italy Government
Ministry of the Interior
Ministry of Justice
Latvia Licensing and Permits Department
Brivibas Street 61
Riga LV 1010
Latvia.

Email: lasn@vp.gov.lv
Lichtenstein
Lithuania Government
Ministry of the Interior
Luxembourg
Government
Ministry of the Interior
Ministry of Justice
Malta Government
The Netherlands Government
Ministry of the Interior
Ministry of Justice
Norway Portal access to all Norwegian public sector sites
Ministry of Justice and the Police
Poland Government
Ministry of Interior and Administration
Ministry of Justice
Portugal Government
Ministry for Internal Administration
Ministry of Justice
Slovakia Government

Office of Private Security Services
Police Presidium
Vajnorska 25
812 72 Bratislava
Slovakia

Tel: +421 9610 50 550
Fax: +421 9610 50 551

Slovenia Government
Ministry of the Interior
Ministry of Justice
Spain Portal site for all Government sites
Ministry of the Interior
Ministry of Justice
Sweden Government
Ministry of Justice
Switzerland Government

International Licence Information

Disclaimer: This information has been collated from information presented to the SIA from United Kingdom and overseas government sources. It should not be viewed as exhaustive and, while we endeavour to keep information up to date, we cannot accept responsibility for any omissions or inaccuracies.

Country Contact Information
South Africa Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority
USA International Association of Security and Investigative Regulators
ASIS International