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Changes You Need to Tell Us About

The licences we grant are subject to certain conditions. If you breach these conditions, we may issue you with a written warning, which can be taken into account in future licensing or enforcement decisions. We may also revoke or suspend your licence. In some cases we may prosecute you - contravening licence conditions is a criminal offence under Section 9 of the Private Security Industry Act 2001.

The licence conditions are listed in the letter we send you when we grant your licence. They are also listed in the letter attached to a front line licence card and on our website.

As an SIA licence holder, you must use your online account to tell us if:

  • You change your name
  • You change your address
  • Your licence is lost or stolen
  • Your right to work in the UK changes
  • You are charged, cautioned, warned or convicted of any relevant offences

Informing us of changes will ensure that you receive important updates on your licence. As an example, if we suspend or revoke your licence we will contact you at the address we have on file. If you have moved and not told us, you could miss out on your opportunity to appeal.

Read more about the licence conditions