PSiRA Application

PSiRA is a Private Security Industry and they are to regulate the private security industry and to exercise effective control over the practice of the occupation of security service provider in the public and national interest and in the interest of the private security industry itself. Below are the steps and requirements in PSiRA Application.

PSIRA registration process

How do I register a private security company in South Africa?

Follow these steps:

Private security operators have to apply for registration through the director of PSIRA. You can download PSIRA registration forms from the website, print and fill offline.

Alternatively, you can fill the PSIRA form online. The duly filled forms should be accompanied by the necessary supporting documents depending on the nature of the business. You can use the application checklist (comes with the registration forms) to guide you. Below are some of the PSIRA registration requirements.

Requirements for PSIRA Registration:

  • Business Plan (1-5 Years)
  • Company Registration Documents.
  • ID Documents.
  • Proof of Address.
  • PSIRA Graded Certificate for each Director (Certified)
  • Tax Clearance Certificate.
  • An office with the basic office equipment.

Business documentation required

Where applicable, present VAT registration number PAYE number Unemployment Insurance Fund

– applicable only if already registered with the Labour Department C.O.I.D / Compensation Fund)

– applicable only if already registered with the Labour Department Tax Clearance Certificate applied through the South African Revenue Service is mandatory Lease agreement or proof of ownership Evidence of telephonic communication utilized

– Mobile or landline communication (Statement i.n.o business/owner). If proof of landline is not in the applicant’s/ business name, one can alternatively present an explanatory letter.

PSIRA registration fee

As part of the process, you have to pay a mandatory PSIRA registration fee of R6,750 for businesses and R230 for individuals. The payment is through a cheque, and a copy of proof is to be attached to the application.

Payments should be made out to:

1. For businesses/firms: Private Security Industry Authority Bank: Nedbank, Arcadia Account Number: 16333 66200 Branch Code: 163345 Ref no: Director’s ID no. (Only)

2. For individuals: Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority