SwiftReg will facilitate your company’s application to register with PSIRA for Security accreditation. It is a complex process which takes time but we are here to guide and support you through it.
PSIRA registration for a company is R6750 and non-refundable. HOWEVER there are a multitude of expenses that you will need to fund before you can register your company with PSIRA.
We recommend a minimum of R50,000 to start a security business.
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Document gathering – SwiftReg gathers all of the relevant documents from you
Document preparation – we prepare and complete the various PSIRA from the documents supplied by you
Document signing – required original documents are sent to you for signature/s. This is the time we usually schedule a consultation - either face to face or virtually (video call, zoom, etc)
Document collation – we check and double check that all of the documents are correct and complete before submitting
PSIRA payment – you make the PSIRA deposit of R6750 and send us the proof of payment
Document submission to PSIRA together with proof of payment
SwiftReg is able to assist with a variety of registrations should you require. Please indicate if you would like us to send application forms for any of the services below by ticking the relevant box
Tax Clearance Certificate
Public Officer Appointment
Security Business Plan
Security Logo Design
Frequently Asked Questions
What is PSiRA?
PSIRA is the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority. It is a State Owned Entity mandated to regulate all aspects of the security industry in South Africa. This includes security guards, locksmiths, installers and manufactures of security equipment.
What are the requirements to register your company with PSiRA?
Completed Application Form
Original Signed Suretyship
Infrastructure Self-Assessment Report
Company Registration Documents
Security Business Plan
1 Year Financial Projection
Certified Copy of Directors ID
Certified copy of Directors Grade B Certificate
Declaration of Shareholding
Operational Readiness Statement
Proof of Phones Numbers
Proof of PSIRA Deposit
What qualifications do the directors need to operate a security company??
All the directors of the security company must complete grade B security certification from an authorised training centre before the company can be registered.
Can foreigners obtain a PSIRA certificate?
No, only individuals with South African ID numbers can apply for PSiRA accreditation. You will also need a Police Clearance Certificate which includes fingerprints.
How long is a PSIRA Certificate valid for?
Individual certificates expires after 24 months
Business certificates expire after 12 months
How do I track my business application?
Log on to the PSIRA website and click on Business Status verification; enter your company name and the capture code.
What are the PSiRA Requirements to renew a business certificate?
A letter on the letterhead of the business requesting the renewal
All the annual fees must be paid in full
Tax clearance certificate as the company must be tax compliant
If the business has employees then the company is required to be registered for COID.
Must the individual certificate be collected in person?
Yes since the individual’s fingerprints are required to print the certificate they can only be collected in person.
Must I make an appointment to collect my certificate?
Yes, absolutely. You will need to schedule an appointment either online of via the mobile app or you will be turned away at the branch.