Our licensing system will be unavailable on 20-24 September

06 September 2019


​Our licensing system will not be available from 6.00pm on Friday 20 September until 8.00am on Tuesday 24 September. This is so that we can update it. You won’t be able to log into your SIA online account or view any watchlists during this time. Our Register of Licence Holders will still be available.

We may have asked you to complete your licence application at a post office. You won’t be able to do this between 6.00pm on Friday 20 September and 9.00am on Monday 23 September.

If you are a business user, please remember that link requests expire after 48 hours. Any requests that are still open at 6.00pm on Friday 20 September will expire while our system is unavailable. You will need to send new requests when our system becomes available again.​​​​​​
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Further information:

  • The Security Industry Authority is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry in the United Kingdom, reporting to the Home Secretary under the terms of the Private Security Industry Act 2001. Our main duties are: the compulsory licensing of individuals undertaking designated activities; and managing the voluntary Approved Contractor Scheme.
  • For further information about the Security Industry Authority or to sign up for email updates visit www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk. The SIA is also on Facebook- this link opens in a new window (Security Industry Authority) and Twitter- this link opens in a new window (SIAuk).​​​​​​​​​​​