PSARA License: Eligibility, Process and the documents required

  • June 24, 2022
  • Registrationwala
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Businesses now need more protection than ever. To cater to this need and to protect these new businesses, and residences, several private security agencies have emerged. That said, none of them can operate without the approval of PSARA or Private Security Agency Regulation Act. 

 In this article, we shall discuss the eligibility, process and the documents required for this process. 

Eligibility  for the PSARA License

Following is the eligibility criteria for applying for the PSARA License:

  1. The applicant must reside in India. 

  2. The applicant should have enough money to support a business as expensive as private security agency. 

  3. The applicant shouldn’t have any criminal case either pending or any case against him. 

  4. Following entities can apply to become a Private Security Agency:

    1. Private Limited Company 

    2. Limited Liability Partnership

    3. One Person Company

    4. Sole Proprietorship

    5. Partnership Firm. 

The eligibility criteria doesn’t end here. Following the eligibility criteria of the security guard to be  hired by the Private Security Agency;

  1. The applicant must reside in India. 

  2. The applicant should be between 65 or 18 years of age. 

  3. The applicant should have received mandatory training needed to protect someone. 

  4. The applicant shouldn’t be some who has been terminated from any government service, because the trust factor is gone in this case. 

Process of getting the PSARA License

The process of getting PSARA License takes place in the following stages:

  1. First, it’s the matter of training: All who seek the private security license, need to go through mandatory training by a government recognized agency. 

  2. Then, you need to collect the required documents.

  3. Then, you have to file the offline PSARA License application. There is no way to file application for PSARA License online. 

  4. The application, once received, shall be processed by the government agency. 

  5. If the application and the applicant is genuine, PASARA License is granted. 

Documents required for obtaining the PSARA License

To get the PSARA License, documents required are many and are as follows:

  1. Certificate of registration of your business entity

  2. A signed memorandum of association 

  3. ID proofs of all the security guards you’re employing

  4. ID proof of the shareholders and directors of your agency

  5. The PSARA affidavit, letting us file the application on your behalf. 

  6.  The logo you’ve used for your security agency. 

  7. Your PAN card details

  8. Affidavit that you’ve received the mandatory training needed to run the security agency. 

  9. Photographs of the promoters of the security agency

  10. Income Tax Returns of all the directors of the company

  11. Character certificate of all the employees you’ve hired in your agency. 


The process of obtaining the PSARA License is hard. But harder is becoming eligible for the same. Know what you have to go through before you apply for this license. If you have any questions regarding the same, reach out to our experts. We are right here, at our office, waiting for you to call and ask us any question that you want.

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