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Last Updated on March 20, 2023

The Private Security Industry Regulation Authority (PSIRA) provides guidelines on the registration process of security-related services in South Africa such as guarding, escorting, monitoring, investigating, and armed reaction. The regulator also oversees the running of individuals and firms offering private security. Here is a guide for PSiRA online verification.

PSiRA Online Verification

You can verify whether a business is compliant before seeking its services. For business PSIRA registration check, go to the site and verify.

On the other hand, individual PSIRA registration status checks can be done on the verification option available on the website. All the necessary information on registration documents can be found here.

Note that the PSIRA website also provides a list of its inspectors. The list allows you to do a check of the inspector that comes to inspect your business.

How To Do PSIRA Online Verification?

Kindly follow the below steps for PSIRA Online Verification.

Business Verification

Step 1: Visit the official website of PSIRA.
Step 2: Then click on the “Business Verification” link under Online Services.
Step 3: Next, Enter PSIRA Number Or Search By Company Name
Step 4: Enter the Captcha Code as shown in the image.
Step 5: Click on “Submit” button to verify PSIRA Online.

Individual Verification

Step 1: Visit the official website of PSIRA.
Step 2: Then click on the “Individual Verification” link under Online Services.
Step 3: Next, Enter PSIRA Number or ID Number
Step 4: Enter the Captcha Code as shown in the image.
Step 5: Click on “Submit” button to verify your details.

How To Do PSiRA Online Booking?

If it is your first time booking, you must register. Follow this procedure to register:

  • Open the official website at online booking
  • On the top menu, select New Booking
  • Select your identity and then click the Next button
  • Fill in the required information and click Register to submit your details
  • Click on the activation message sent to you via email or SMS to activate the account
  • Log in to your PSiRA account and change the password as directed

How can I book for PSiRA?

To make your online booking, follow this process:

  • Visit the official website at and log in to the PSiRA online portal
  • Enter your first name and surname
  • Fill in your PSiRA number
  • Fill in your telephone number
  • Select your service name
  • Enter other required details to complete your online booking

Kindly note that this process is for individuals. If you are a group or business, you will have to make your applications at the nearest PSiRA office.


1. How long does it take for PSiRA application to be approved?
12 working days
NB : Kindly advice the clients that the 12 days waiting period does not include weekends and public holidays.

2. Where can I go collect my Psira certificate?
At your nearest PSiRA branch except the head office. Please bring along your ID book for first time collection.

3. How can I obtain the PSiRA individual registration form without going to a Psira branch?
You can simply go on to the Psira website on , go to publications, scroll down to downloads, choose option for the registration form and select the one you require.

4. How would I know when my Psira application has been approved?
You can contact our customer care line on 086 133 3850 with your ID number handy to check the status of your application.
Visit our website on,on the far right of the home screen, go to online verification, enter your id number, click I’m human then click submit.

5. Is it possible that you can post my certificate?
No, it is not possible, please note that our systems requires the owner’s finger print to print the certificate out, therefore you are required to personally come through to our offices for assistance.

6. Can someone renew my individual certificate on my behalf?
Unfortunately not, you are required to personally visit any of our offices except the head office with all the required documents as we need to verify your finger print on the system before we can print the certificate for you.

For those who are employed, your employer can renew your certificate on your behalf with your consent.

7. After how long does the individual/Business certificate expire?
** Individual certificate expires after 24 months.
** Business certificates expire after every 12 months.

8. What are the requirements to renew business certificate?
** Application letter from business (printed on business letterhead)
** Annual fees paid in full or sign acknowledgement of debt;

Secondary requirements :
Tax clearance certificate; Registration with COID (if the business has employees).

9. What are the requirements to renew your individual certificate?
** Duly completed application form (Renewal of individual certificate form)
** Payment of prescribed amounts (Certificate R40 First renewal / R20 Second renewal /R90 Re-issue and upgrade, ID Card R60 First issue / R90 Re-issue and upgrade)
** Authenticated copy of first page of ID document
** Original PSiRA certificate (affidavit if lost / misplaced).

10. I have checked my individual registration status and it says withdrawn, what does that mean?
Application may be withdrawn due to a criminal record or annual fees not being paid. Contact our customer care number on 086 133 3850 and verify.

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