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Online applications

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To apply online you need:

  • A suitable colour photograph. This means a photo that:
    • Is in a JPEG (.jpg) format and does not exceed 180 kilobytes (45mm high x 35 mm wide).
    • Shows a full front view of your face, head, and shoulders, with your head filling most of the photograph.
    • Has a plain, light-coloured background (not white or dark), with no background shadow.
  • Your number from the old scheme (on your old card), if you were licensed or certified before.
  • A Mastercard or Visa credit/debit card (not American Express or any other type of credit/debit card).
  • You must undertake the relevant training requirements for permit classes, Crowd Controller, Property Guard and Personal Guard. See more information about training.
  • The following permit classes Private Investigator, Security Technician or Security Consultant are of a specialised nature and you must provide suitable evidence that you are:
    • competent or trained
    • receiving appropriate training
  • The evidence of competency for Private Investigator, Security Technician or Security Consultant can be:
    • letter from previous/current employer as to work history
    • letter from previous/current employer that you are an apprentice
    • qualifications gained
    • member of the NZ Institute of Professional Investigators (NZIPI)

Application for:

Fee

Company Licence and Company Officer $616
Individual Licence $510
Certificate of Approval $170
Certificate of Approval with temporary certificate $187

Notes:

  • Applications for a certificate of approval or individual licence under the Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997 cannot be made online. See more information about Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Applications.
  • For information on whether to apply for a company or an individual licence go to the applying on a licence page.
  • If you apply for a company licence online, every officer of the company (Directors & CEOs) must also complete a company officer form (PDF, 534KB). This form is currently only available in PDF format.
  • You must undertake the relevant training requirements for permit classes, Crowd Controller, Property Guard and Personal Guard. See more information about training.
  • The following permit classes Private Investigator, Security Technician or Security Consultant are of a specialised nature and you must provide suitable evidence that you are:
    • competent or trained
    • receiving appropriate training
  • The evidence of competency for Private Investigator, Security Technician or Security Consultant can be:
    • letter from previous/current employer as to work history
    • letter from previous/current employer that you are an apprentice
    • qualifications gained
    • member of the NZ Institute of Professional Investigators (NZIPI)

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Paper applications

To apply on a paper form you need:

  1. A hard copy or an electronic version of the photograph (for electronic see information above).
  2. A form and a cheque for the correct fee – see table below.

Application for:

Fee

Form

Company Licence and Company Officer

$725

Company Licence Form (PDF, 596KB)
Company Officer Form (PDF, 534KB)
Individual Licence $600 Individual Licence Form (PDF, 575KB)
Certificate of Approval $200 Certificate of Approval Form (PDF, 572KB)
Certificate of Approval with temporary certificate $220 Certificate of Approval Form (PDF, 752KB)
Certificate of Approval under the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997
$200
TTMR Certificate of Approval Form (PDF, 490KB)
Individual Licence under the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997
$600
TTMR lndividual Licence Form (PDF, 490KB)

Notes:

  1. Paper applications will take longer to process than online applications.
  2. You must undertake the relevant training requirements for permit classes, Crowd Controller, Property Guard and Personal Guard. See more information about training.
  3. The following permit classes Private Investigator, Security Technician or Security Consultant are of a specialised nature and you must provide suitable evidence that you are:
    • competent or trained
    • receiving appropriate training

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