PSiRA Registration

PSIRA registration process: the step-by-step guide

Private Security has become a lucrative business in South Africa mainly due to the high crime rate which has led to a demand for more security. Unemployment has also played a big role in the rise of private security firms. PSIRA’s (Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority) mandate derives from the Private Security Industry Regulation Act of 2001. The main objective of PSIRA is to regulate the private security space, therefore, before setting up a private security practice, one has to register with PSIRA. So, what steps should be followed in PSIRA registration South Africa?

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.

I. Entity documentation required for registration:

Trust – Trust Documents – Master of the High Court or Partnership –

Partnership Agreement (An Attorney must draft this)

New Business registration documents as per CIPC

II. Individual documentation required from each director, member, trustee, partner

A person needs to be registered as a security service provider and possess accredited training i.e. Grade E

up to B.

Certified copy of PSIRA certificate

Certified copy of ID (Identification Card)

Comprehensive curriculum vitae

Suretyship Form (SIRA 4)

should be signed and initialled on each page by three signatories.

Note that black ink is required.

III. 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.

IV. The business plan for one year

You are required to submit a one-year business plan.

V. A resolution

The resolution should indicate that the applicant will be able to operate for the next year.

VI. Specimen resolution to be submitted on Business Letterhead

This should be attached to SIRA 2.

VII. Self-assessment infrastructure and capacity report (SIRA 24a)

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
  1. For individuals:
    Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority
    Bank: Nedbank, Arcadia
    Account Number: 1633366200
    Branch Code: 163345
    Ref no: your ID number
    The PSIRA registration fee 2022 is only for registration. Once the business is registered, the
    business will still pay for the pro-rata portion of annual fees for the remainder of the financial year.
    Annual fees are payable where your company is in operation or not. You can check more
    information on yearly fees on the official PSIRA website.

Psira registration contact details


Number: 086 133 3855