Changes to personal licence applications
Due to the Immigration Act 2016, many of the Licensing Act 2003 application forms have been amended.
Some applications require proof of right to work in the UK.
Read through all application forms and the guidance notes before your submit your application.
Make sure you have all the documents necessary to make a valid application.
Who needs a personal licence
To sell or supply alcohol you need a personal licence, unless a temporary event notice (TEN) has been served.
To obtain a personal licence you must:
- be over 18
- live in the borough
- be authorised to work in the UK
How to apply
You need to submit to us:
- completed application form for a personal licence
- disclosure and declaration (Schedule 3) form
- provide a criminal record check (this must be no older than 30 days when received by the authority)
- 2 passport photographs (these must be endorsed by a solicitor or professional individual)
- original certificate of your approved qualification
- proof of right to work in the UK
The fee is £37
When making your application, please provide us with a contact number so that we can call you to take the application fee by card over the phone.
Maintenance of your licence
As per the Deregulation Act 2015 as of the 1st April 2015 there is no requirement for a personal licence holder to renew their personal licence. You would need to notify us if any of the following change:
- home address
- if you require a replacement licence
- if you incur any criminal convictions
All of these need to be accompanied by:
- a letter detailing the changes
- your original Personal Licence documents
- a contact number so that we can contact you to take the £10.50 fee over the phone
If you are unable to provide these, you will need to give a reason why.
Community Protection (Regulation) Licensing Team
2 Bristol Avenue
Tel: 020 8359 7443