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Are you a Nigerian Passport holder seeking employment in the UK's security industry? This page helps you navigate the SIA Licence application process and opens the door to various security roles in the UK.
Operate legally in the UK's security industry to reduce risks and liabilities.
Your SIA Licence formally validates your skills and training, making you a more attractive candidate for employers.
Enter a diverse array of security roles, from door supervision to close protection.
Enjoy the possibility of higher wages and better job security compared to positions that don't require a licence.
Kickstart your career in the UK's security industry by enrolling in and successfully completing one of our specialised training courses.
Before you start the application, have all the necessary documents ready. This includes your Nigerian Passport, BRP card (Biometric Residence Permits), proof of address, and Police Clearance Certificate from Nigeria if applicable.
The application fee is £184, and you should expect a response within 25 working days. For Nigerian Passport holders, make sure your passport is valid and up-to-date for identity verification.
If you've spent significant time outside the UK, you may be required to provide additional documentation, such as Nigerian police clearances or other evidence of your overseas residence.
Congratulations! You are now licensed to work in the UK's security industry. Keep your licence renewed to ensure continuous employment eligibility.
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 Licence
Earn up to £3000 per month working as a Door Supervisor or Corporate Security Guard
Get your SIA Security Guard Licence and work as a Security Officer for shops, offices
Work in a huge variety of roles including: CCTV Operative, Security Supervisor
Get your Close Protection Licence, protect VIP’s and earn £200 to £400 a day.
£10 - 14 per hour £24 - 40k per annum
£10 - 12 per hour £24 - 32k per annum
£50 - 100 per hour £40k - 60k per annum
Where can you work?
Retail, Events, Offices, Licensed premises, Static guarding, Manned guarding - covers all Security Guarding roles
Static guarding, Manned guarding, Key-holding, Retail
CCTV operator, Control room, Public space surveillance
Bodyguard, VIP security, Maritime, Asset protection, International assignments
SIA Application cost
Time to recover costs
Find all the information you need to navigate the application process, document requirements, and other essentials, specifically tailored for your nationality
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
The costs of the SIA card is non-refundable, so ensure that you have all the necessary
documentation and correct
licences before applying.
Yes, a current and valid Nigerian Passport can serve as your primary identity document during the SIA application process.
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