How do I apply for a personal management licence - remote?
If you apply for an operating licence to run a remote gambling
business, you may need to apply for one or more personal management
licences (PMLs) as well.
You might not need to apply for a PML if you qualify as a
small-scale operator. You will,
however, need to complete Annex A of your operating licence
application form (
Operating licence application - (Annex A) personal declaration form
- July 2010) with
details of anyone in these positions.
Otherwise, anyone responsible for any of these areas of your
organisation will need to apply for a PML:
- Overall strategy and delivery of gambling operations.
- Financial planning, control and budgeting.
- Marketing and commercial development.
- Regulatory compliance.
- IT provision and security related to gambling.
Individuals who perform more than one of these management
functions at the same time only need to hold one PML.
When do I apply?
You should apply for personal management licences (PMLs) for
people in relevant management positions at the same time as
applying for your operating licence.
Until the Gambling Commission issues your PML, you should not
carry out the responsibilities that a PML allows you to do, for
example, make operational decisions.
Application forms for personal management
You should apply online by completing the following forms
(you will need Adobe Reader
9.1 or above installed on your computer in
order to download them):
Please read the guidance notes carefully when completing
your application form.
If you need a paper copy of these forms, please contact us.
What do I need to do to complete my
As well as your completed application form, you will also need
to send in:
If you are not a British national or have not lived in the UK
for the past two years, you should also send us your overseas
If you do not send us all the information we require, we may
reject your application.
We will not return your fee if your application is unsuccessful
or you choose to withdraw from the application process.
How do I submit my application?
print out the blank application form and fill it in by
hand in black ink. When you have completed your personal management
licence application and photo ID form, please send them along with
any supporting documents to the address below. Make sure if
you are paying your licence fee by credit or debit card that you
have completed the payment section at the end of the
Victoria Square House
What happens next?
Find out what happens after you apply.
Page last reviewed: September 2013