What documents are needed to apply for Psira

Last Updated on December 21, 2023 by Psira

When applying for PSiRA (Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority) registration or certification in South Africa, you typically need various documents to support your application. The specific documents required might vary depending on the category, grade, or type of registration you are applying for. However, here’s a general list of documents commonly needed for a PSiRA application:

  1. Identification Document (ID): A valid South African ID document or passport if you’re a non-South African citizen.

  2. Proof of Residence: Documents confirming your residential address, such as a utility bill or a lease agreement. This is to verify your place of residence.

  3. Certified Copies of Qualifications: Any relevant certificates or qualifications related to the security industry. This might include training certificates, diplomas, or degrees.

  4. Police Clearance Certificate: A police clearance certificate verifying that you don’t have a criminal record. This certificate is usually obtained from the South African Police Service (SAPS).

  5. Passport-Sized Photos: Recent passport-sized photos as per the PSiRA requirements.

  6. Training Certificates: Certificates from accredited security training providers showing completion of required courses or modules.

  7. Employment History: Details of your previous employment in the security industry, if applicable. This might include reference letters or employment contracts.

  8. Character References: Contact information for character references who can vouch for your suitability for working in the security industry.

  9. Application Forms: PSiRA-specific application forms filled out accurately and completely.

  10. Payment Proof: Evidence of payment for the application fee. Payment methods might vary; it’s important to confirm the acceptable payment methods with PSiRA.

Always refer to the latest guidelines provided by PSiRA for the specific category or grade of registration you are applying for, as requirements might change or have additional specifications. Additionally, ensure that any documents submitted are certified copies where required and that they meet PSiRA’s standards for clarity and authenticity. 


FAQ On PSiRA Application

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) On PSiRA (Private Security Industry Regulation Act) :

1. How long does it take for PSiRA application to be approved?
12 working days
NB : Kindly advice the clients that the 12 days waiting period does not include weekends and public holidays.

2. Where can I go collect my Psira certificate?
At your nearest PSiRA branch except the head office. Please bring along your ID book for first time collection.

3. How can I obtain the PSiRA individual registration form without going to a Psira branch?
You can simply go on to the Psira website on www.psira.co.za , go to publications, scroll down to downloads, choose option for the registration form and select the one you require.

4. How would I know when my Psira application has been approved?
You can contact our customer care line on 086 133 3850 with your ID number handy to check the status of your application.
Visit our website on www.psira.co.za,on the far right of the home screen, go to online verification, enter your id number, click I’m human then click submit.

5. Is it possible that you can post my certificate?
No, it is not possible, please note that our systems requires the owner’s finger print to print the certificate out, therefore you are required to personally come through to our offices for assistance.

6. Can someone renew my individual certificate on my behalf?
Unfortunately not, you are required to personally visit any of our offices except the head office with all the required documents as we need to verify your finger print on the system before we can print the certificate for you.

For those who are employed, your employer can renew your certificate on your behalf with your consent.

7. After how long does the individual/Business certificate expire?
** Individual certificate expires after 24 months.
** Business certificates expire after every 12 months.

8. What are the requirements to renew business certificate?
** Application letter from business (printed on business letterhead)
** Annual fees paid in full or sign acknowledgement of debt;

Secondary requirements :
Tax clearance certificate; Registration with COID (if the business has employees).

9. What are the requirements to renew your individual certificate?
** Duly completed application form (Renewal of individual certificate form)
** Payment of prescribed amounts (Certificate R40 First renewal / R20 Second renewal /R90 Re-issue and upgrade, ID Card R60 First issue / R90 Re-issue and upgrade)
** Authenticated copy of first page of ID document
** Original PSiRA certificate (affidavit if lost / misplaced).