SAICA Registration 2023 Application Portal, Requirements & Fees

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Last Updated on May 16, 2023

This article provides detailed information on how to register for the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) membership.

SAICA Registration

SAICA is a South African-based PAO formally established in 1980. SAICA is responsible for setting ethical as well as initial and continuing professional development (CPD) requirements for its members and establishing an investigative and disciplinary system for its members.

SAICA Registration 2023

Only SAICA members with the designation of CA(SA) are eligible to register as Registered Auditors (RAs) with the IRBA, and if admitted, they are authorized to offer audit services in South Africa and are subject to full regulation by the IRBA. In addition to being a member of IFAC, SAICA is a member of the Pan African Federation of Accountants (PAFA).

SAICA Membership Requirements

Minimum supporting documentation required (i.e. you should have these documents ready when submitting an application) for us to successfully review an application:

New Admission as an AGANew admission as CAReinstatement as CA or AGA
Copy of your RSA ID or a PassportCopy of your RSA ID or a PassportCopy of your RSA ID or a Passport
Copy of accredited degreeDetailed CV/Resume (If qualified more than five years ago)Detailed CV/Resume (If ceased being a membership/associateship more than three years ago)
Copy of SAICA training discharge (if applicable to you)Letter of good standing from homebody*** (if submitting reciprocal membership application)Ethics Declaration for CAs (If you want to reinstate membership on continuous basis, i.e. keeping your initial join date)
Detailed CV/Resume (If qualified more than five years ago)Proof of payment, if not making an online payment (Quote available in the online application form – Payment and Fees page)Ethics Declaration for AGAs or ATs (If you want to reinstate associateship on continuous basis, i.e. keeping your initial join date)
Proof of payment, if not making an online payment (Quote available in the online application form – Payment and Fees page)Letter of good standing from homebody*** (if previously admitted by reciprocity)

SAICA Membership Portal

For more information on how to register for SAICA, visit SAICA Membership Portal at: https://my.saica.co.za/

Once you have a username and password for the Member Portal, then you are ready to log on to the Member Portal and apply for membership or associateship with SAICA.

SAICA Membership Fees

The SAICA Board approved a 4,3% increase in membership subscriptions for 2022. A 25% reduction in entrance fees was approved to encourage new member growth. The membership subscriptions for 2022 are as follows:

MembershipAmount Excluding VATVATAmount including VAT
CA(SA)
Full member (local & International)6 661,74999,267 661,00
Member over 601 181,74177,261 359,00
Entrance fees5 292,17793,836 086,00
AGA(SA)
Full member (local & International)3 754,78563,224 318,00
Member over 601 181,74177,261 359,00
Entrance fees2 646,09396,913 043,00
AT(SA)
Full member (local & International)1 478,26221,741 700,00
Entrance fees300,0045,00345,00

Please note that non-resident members who have completed and submitted their non-resident declaration are not liable for VAT.

All subscription invoices are issued in the name of the individual member. Under no circumstances will subscription invoices be made out in the name of a company.

Long service members will receive all services at no cost.

SAICA Member Verification

To verify your membership status with SAICA, visit: https://www.saica.org.za/verify-a-member/

Please complete the Member Number and/or ID/Passport Number and/or First Name(s) and/or Surname fields to verify membership status against the SAICA database of members.

You can also enter only the first few letters of the First Name and/or Surname and the search will display all relevant results.


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