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The private security industry is experiencing rapid growth. Get legal advice and the appropriate licenses from Zolvit.

Here’s How It Works

Zolvit offers PSARA licenses to sole proprietors, partnerships, one-person companies, and private limited companies.


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Here’s What You’ll Need

Private security agencies provide security services to businesses across a variety of sectors.

Here is list of documents to provide security services:

  • PAN


  • Registration of Provident Funds

  • ESIC (Employees State Insurance Corporation) Registration

  • Registration under the Shops and Commercial Establishments Act

  • The Labour Act registration

  • Directors' and employees' identification

  • A copy of each director's income tax return

  • Passport-sized photographs and PANs of the promoters

  • Agency address proof

  • Section 7 (2) of PSARA, 2005 affidavit

  • Security training affidavit

  • Incorporation Certificate

  • Signed MOU with the training institute.

    Why Should I Use Zolvit for the PSARA License?

    • We Register a New Company Every 9 Minutes

      New Company

      We Register a New Company Every 9 Minutes

    • Businesses Served by Zolvit


      Businesses Served by Zolvit

    • All Financial Services in One Place

      Financial Services

      All Financial Services in One Place

    • Nominal rates, great turnaround time

      Quick & Affordable

      Nominal rates, great turnaround time

    • 100% satisfaction guaranteed


      100% satisfaction guaranteed

    Are you committed to providing security as a priority? Become a PSARA license holder with Zolvit today!

    Did you know

    Did you know?

    According to Section 4 of PSARA: No private company or individual can commence the business of Private Security Agencies without holding the license or permission from the authority. Though the Ministry of Home Affairs administers PSARA, the licensing authority remains in the hands of State Governments.

      All Security guards should undergo proper training in the prescribed subject. A security guard should obtain a minimum of 120 Hours of Training before starting work as a security personnel. However, special relaxation and flexibility are provided to the ex-servicemen in these training programs.


      Can the Agency use in its name the words like 'Indian', 'National' or any other such words, which give the impression of any Government patronage?


      Is Police verification mandatory?


      Is it mandatory to provide training certificates to guards?


      Is PF and ESI registration mandatory ?


      If the GST turnover limit is not exceeding, is it still mandatory to take GST registration for applying for a PSARA License?


      What is the validity of the PSARA License?


      An Overview of PSARA License

      Individuals are venturing out to start their own businesses or establish their own establishments right now. A meteoric rise in small businesses in the commercial sector has created a need for security and safety. These agencies provide training and security services. Today, private security agencies cater to both individuals and businesses. The Private Security Agencies (Regulation) Act, 2005 (PSARA) regulates all private security agency operations in India. In various sectors, such as banking, information technology, finance, industries, and so on, private security agencies offer security services.PSARA, 2005 was introduced to establish a certain standard of professionalism in security services. It is illegal for agencies to operate without a PSARA license. In addition to providing security services, these agencies offer training for security-related careers.

        Benefits PSARA License

          Authorise the Training Companies


          Provides Security for Their Rights


          License for Starting the Recruiting Activities


          Enhancing Customers’ Trust


          Checklist PSARA License

          • The following entities are eligible to register and obtain a PSARA license: Sole proprietorship firm, OPC, Partnership firm, LLP, Associations and Private limited companies
          • Citizenship must be Indian
          • The applicant must be between the ages of 18 and 65
          • Prior training is required
          • In any case, it cannot be terminated from government service
          • Must possess all the desired physical attributes
          • It is necessary to provide assurances regarding the character of the individual.

          Process PSARA License

          • Step 1: Organise All the Necessary Documents

            To expedite the licensing process, documents must be collected and sorted appropriately. A clear and legible copy of the papers about the various registrations and the promoter's and directors' details is crucial. Upon obtaining the required documents, you can complete the application online. With e-signatures, you can complete the entire process in minutes.

          • Step 2: Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) With Training Institute

            An applicant must enter into an MoU with the training institute to provide training to its candidates on the home page of An agency with training will have greater appeal, and it will be able to hire high-quality employees. The agency offers ex-servicemen a certain amount of relaxation and exemption regarding training.

          • Step 3: Filing of the Application

            A PSARA license application (Form-I) must be filed with the respective state authority once all the necessary steps have been completed. Form-II should also be enclosed for verification of the applicant's antecedents. An affidavit must accompany Form-I in Form-III.

          • Step 4: Police Verifying

            Verification by the police is the next step. Verification will take place after Form-I has been filed. If the agency is a partnership or a company, the respective directors will also be required to provide police verification.

          • Step 5: Licensing of PSARA

            After verifying the application with the NOC from the police, the authority will examine the application and either grant the PSARA License in Form-IV or reject it.

          What is a Private Securities Agency (PSARA License)?

          Security agencies train private security guards at offices, malls, and other establishments. Before a private security agency can operate, it must obtain a PSARA license. Through Zolvit, you can avoid complex jargon and confusion.

          Statutory Provisions related to PSARA License

          An establishment that provides and trains security guards is regulated by the Private Security Agencies Act, 2005. Any agency that conducts these activities without obtaining the requisite license would not be permitted to operate under the act.

          Therefore, the applicant must apply to the state where they reside. Licensing would be provided by the state authority. A state's application requirements would differ from another state's. For this type of license, there is no central scheme.

          Time Period to Obtain a PSARA License

          The PSARA license depends entirely on the state authority and how quickly it processes applications. Ideally, the application should be granted within 60 days of receiving it.

            Why Choose Zolvit?

            The Zolvit team takes care of all your needs and works closely with your desires to ensure that everything is convenient for you. Among the services, we will fill out the form on your behalf and fulfill your requirements, from filling out the form to processing the checklist with a PSARA license. It will be our pleasure to guide you correctly, assist you with completing the process smoothly, and assist you in obtaining your import and export license for you.