How much does it cost to register a security company at PSiRA?

The cost to register a security company with the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSiRA) in South Africa depends on the category of the security service provider and the number of security officers employed.

Here are the general registration fees for different categories of security service providers:

  1. Categories A, B, and C:
    • Category A: Large security businesses with more than 500 security officers.
    • Category B: Medium-sized security businesses with 101 to 500 security officers.
    • Category C: Small security businesses with up to 100 security officers.

The registration fees for these categories can vary based on the number of security officers employed by the company.

  1. Individual Security Officers:
    • Apart from the company registration fees, individual security officers also need to be registered with PSiRA.
    • There are fees associated with the registration of each security officer employed by the company. These fees may vary based on the type of security services provided.
  2. Annual Renewal Fees:
    • After the initial registration, security companies are required to pay annual renewal fees to maintain their registration with PSiRA.

The exact registration fees and renewal costs can change over time due to adjustments in regulations or policies by PSiRA. These fees are intended to cover administrative costs associated with the regulation and oversight of the private security industry in South Africa.

Let’s consider an estimate for the registration fees of Category C, which includes small security businesses with up to 100 security officers. Please note that these estimates are subject to change and should be used as a general guideline. The actual fees may vary based on PSiRA’s regulations and updates.

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As of my last update:

  1. Initial Registration Fee for Category C:
    • Category C typically covers small security businesses.
    • The initial registration fee for Category C could range from around R2,000 to R3,000 for the company itself.
    • This fee is for the registration of the security company and may include the first batch of security officers.
  2. Individual Security Officer Registration Fees:
    • For each security officer employed by the company, there might be a separate registration fee ranging from approximately R230 to R300 per officer.
    • This fee covers the registration of the individual security officers with PSiRA.
  3. Annual Renewal Fees:
    • After the initial registration, there are annual renewal fees for both the company and individual security officers. These fees are generally lower than the initial registration fees but contribute to maintaining the registration.

Please note that these figures are estimations based on the fee structures we are familiar with as of recent. The actual fees may vary, so it’s crucial to contact PSiRA directly or visit their official website for the most current and accurate fee schedules and registration guidelines for security companies and individual security officers in South Africa.