HOW TO APPLY FOR AN SIA LICENCE
WITH A GHANAIAN PASSPORT

Are you a Ghanaian Passport holder seeking job opportunities in the UK security industry? This page guides you through the SIA Licence application process, improving your chances for a wide range of security jobs in the UK.

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Benefits

The benefits of holding an SIA Licence for Ghanaian Nationals.

Recognised skills

Your SIA Licence formalises your skills and training, making you a preferred candidate for employers.

More job opportunities

Access diverse security roles, from door supervision to close protection, broadening your job prospects as a Ghanaian national.

Elevated standards

Showcase your dedication to maintaining high security service standards, emphasising your commitment to security excellence.

How to apply
01
Book and pass the training

Kickstart your career in the UK's security industry by enrolling in and successfully completing one of our specialised SIA training courses.


02
Gather required documents

Before initiating the application, make sure you have all required documents. These include your Ghanaian Passport, BRP card (Biometric Residence Permits), proof of address, and Police Clearance Certificate from the Republic of Ghana.


03
Visit the official SIA website to begin your application

The application fee is £184, and you should expect a response within 25 working days. Use your Ghanaian Passport for identity verification.


04
Complete background check

If you've spent significant time outside the UK, you may need to provide additional criminal background checks, such as a Police Clearance Certificate from the Republic of Ghana.


05
Receive your SIA Licence, valid for 3 years, in the post

Congratulations! You are now licensed to work in the UK's security industry. Keep your licence renewed to ensure continuous employment eligibility.

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Let’s get you booked on a course and kick start your journey to get the SIA Licence within 6 weeks or less!

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Find the right licence

The training and licence you need depends on the career path you want to go on.

Select a job role to view the right licence

  • Door Supervisor
  • Patrol Officer
  • Security Officer
  • CCTV Operator
  • Retail Security
  • Nightclub/Doorman
  • Revenue Protection
  • Static Security Guard
  • Control Room Officer
  • Security Concierge
  • Bodyguard
  • VIP Security
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Door Supervisor

Door Supervisor Licence

Earn up to £3000 per month working as a Door Supervisor or Corporate Security Guard

Security Guarding

Security Guarding

Get your SIA Security Guard Licence and work as a Security Officer for shops, offices and more.

CCTV

CCTV

Work in a huge variety of roles including: CCTV Operative, Security Supervisor

Close Protection

Close Protection

Get your Close Protection Licence, protect VIP’s and earn £200 to £400 a day.

Career & Earning potential
How much can you earn?

Earning Potential

£10 - 14 per hour
£24 - 40k per annum

Earning Potential

£10 - 14 per hour
£24 - 40k per annum

Earning Potential

£10 - 12 per hour
£24 - 32k per annum

Earning Potential

£50 - 100 per hour
£40k - 60k per annum

Where can you work?

Where can you work?

Retail, Events, Offices, Licensed premises, Static guarding, Manned guarding - covers all Security Guarding roles

Where can you work?

Static guarding, Manned guarding, Key-holding, Retail

Where can you work?

CCTV operator, Control room, Public space surveillance

Where can you work?

Bodyguard, VIP security, Maritime, Asset protection, International assignments

Training & Costs
Training duration
The length of the course

Course Length

6 days

Course Length

4 days

Course Length

3 days

Course Length

14 days

Training fee
Cost of the training and exam
(*Prices inclusive of VAT)

Training from

from £239.99

(*Prices inclusive of VAT)

Training from

from £189.99

(*Prices inclusive of VAT)

Training from

from £219.99

(*Prices inclusive of VAT)

Training from

from £1,200

(*Prices inclusive of VAT)
SIA licence fee
Cost of the SIA application

SIA Application cost

£184

SIA Application cost

£184

SIA Application cost

£184

SIA Application cost

£184

Time to recover costs
How long you have to work
before you recover the costs

Time to recover costs

6 days

Time to recover costs

5 days

Time to recover costs

5 days

Time to recover costs

4 days

what country are you from?

Find all the information you need to navigate the application process, document
requirements, and other essentials, specifically tailored for your nationality

SIA Licence Cost

The cost of applying for an SIA Licence is £184. If you already hold a valid SIA Badge you can apply for another at a discounted rate.

The costs of the SIA card is non-refundable, so ensure that you have all the necessary documentation and correct licences before applying.

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

Yes, an up-to-date and valid Ghanaian Passport can serve as a primary identity document.

If you've recently moved, be prepared to provide an address history and potentially police clearance from the Republic of Ghana.

You must have a valid right to work in the UK. The SIA will check this against Home Office records.

You must be at least 18 years old to apply for an SIA Licence. Other eligibility criteria apply as well.

Your SIA Licence is valid for 3 years. It's important to apply for renewal before your current licence expires to ensure continuous employment eligibility in the UK's security industry. Keep an eye on the expiry date and initiate the renewal process well in advance.

Please note, the SIA Licence is a requirement to work in the UK Private security industry. However, different countries outside of the UK may have their own licensing or training requirements for security personnel.

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