Approved Contractor Scheme Fees

The fees charged by the SIA relate to:

  1. Pre-approval. The application fee, payable for processing of the application including initial eligibility checks
  2. Post-approval. The annual registration fee, payable on approval to cover the operational costs of the scheme. This fee is payable each year that approved status is maintained.
Size of Organisation Licensable Staff Application Fee Annual Registration Fee
Micro Up to 10 £400 £15 per licensable individual deployed*
Small 11 to 25 £800
Medium 26 to 250 £1,600
Large Over 250 £2,400

*This fee is subject to annual review and was reduced on 1 January 2012 from £17 to £15

Other fees payable that are relevant to approval but are not levied by the SIA are:

  • Fees paid to assessing bodies to assess whether the applicant meets the requirements for approval
  • Fees paid to independent assessing bodies for relevant accreditations used to support Passport applications

Your application fee is non-refundable once the processing of the application has begun. If successful, you will be invited to pay the annual registration fee for your Approved Contractor status to be confirmed.