How long do I have to wait to get my security agent licence?

  • The average processing time for an application is six weeks from the date the application is accepted.
  • The application will not be accepted and there will be a delay if:
    • incorrect information or documents are in your application OR
    • we are waiting for you to complete actions like getting an ID photo or fingerprints taken OR
    • further investigation is needed.
  • An incomplete application form or one that requires further investigation will take longer and the delay will depend on what information is needed.

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Updated: 14 Nov 2022

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