Private Security Agency (PSARA) license application form [2020 ] - Onfiling

PSARA License


PSARA License

If any private security agencies planned to operate in the security business then it is necessary to have a license as per the rules and regulations of PSARA (Private Security Agencies Regulations) 2005. This License covers the formation, operation, regulations, and disqualification of private security agencies in India. According to the Act, below-mentioned entities are eligible to receive PSARA License:

  • Sole proprietorship
  • Partnership firm
  • Private limited company
  • One person company

The application for the same can be filed to the concerned authority of the state. There is a necessary requirement to work as a security guard in a Private Security Agency which is as follows:

  • Citizen of India
  • Above 18 years of age & below 65 years
  • Non-objectionable character and antecedents
  • Passed the security training successfully
  • Fulfils physical standards
  • No conviction by a court
  • Should not be dismissed for misconduct for many government institutions

Guidelines to regulate the license:

  • Security agencies are required to hire and engage supervisors to supervise the work of security guards appointed.
  • To give proper training to its people.
  • Ex- defense personals with 3 years of experience should be given preference.
  • Criteria, qualification and disqualification for a security guard to be followed.
  • The Act provides information for the eyesight, health condition as well as about the uniform of their person to be employed as a security guard.

Expiry and Renewal

The PSARA License is valid for five years from the date of registration. It may also vary from state to state. Renewal can be done starting from 90 days before the expiry date.

Guidelines for Disqualification

  • If a person is convicted of an offence related to fraud.
  • If a competent court has convicted a person for an offense for which the imprisonment is not less than two years.
  • A person in relation to any organizations or association is banned by law due to their activities which could be a threat to national security or public order.
  • Any person removed from the government service due to misconduct or moral turpitude.
  • Any organization which is not registered in India.


No the license of one state is not applicable to operate in another state.
There is no one authority for this, separate PSARA license is issued for every state.

List of Documents

  • Ownership proof
  • Registration with service tax department
  • Registration of establishment
  • Detailed armed license
  • PAN allotment
  • Character verification certificate
  • Security Training Affidavit
  • ESI Registration
  • PF Registration
  • Contractual Labour Act Registration

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