There can often be confusion as to what documentation you will need to submit as part of your application for a SIA Licence.

The first category of the documents includes:

  • UK birth certificate
  • Passport
  • Biometric residence licence
  • Driving permit
  • Authorised passport for any country

The second category document must be valid duration of 12 months and consists of:

  • Legal UK firearms permit with photo
  • 3 months old valid letter from H.M. Revenue and Custom or local authority
  • Legal EU photo ID card
  • Marriage certificate
  • Foreign birth certificate
  • Council Tax statement
  • UK birth certificate validated 1 year following the date of birth
  • Mortgage statement
  • UK adoption credential
  • British work licence
  • Three or less months old back statement
  • Income statement for tax purpose
  • Utility bill
  • Pension or SIA statement
  • Photo

Please NoteĀ 

The SIA is very strict on the type of picture you provide. They often reject excessively zoomed photos, black and white, unclear background, and those with poor lighting. Always ensure clear appearance of shoulder, neck, and face on the picture and avoid shadows and extreme light.