SIA News Update October 2015 – Licence Processing Times

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The latest SIA News Update October 2015 – Licence Processing Times.

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) in October 2015 News Update claims “We aim to process a minimum of 80% of all correctly completed applications within 25 working days.

In September 2015, 89% of all applications were processed within 25 working days.”

The SIA have also stated in October’s Latest News that continuing to receive a number of licence applications with the incorrect sector completed. Please ensure that when applying for a licence, the correct sector and role is selected on the application form.

You need a front line licence if you do the licensed job yourself (for example, you are a security guard).

You need a non-front line licence if you manage, supervise and/or employ the people who do the licensed job.

Holders of a front line licence are also covered to perform non-front line activities for all sectors.

For further information please visit the Licensable Roles section on their website. LINK HERE

Common issues in delaying your licence application are:

  • Lack Of Correct Identification Documentation
  • Failure To Complete Application Correctly
  • Criminality Check Failure
  • Change Of Address
  • UK Residence Status
  • Overseas Criminality Checks

Full Details On How To Avoid These Issues and Many Others Can Be Found by CLICKING HERE