UK AIFM application process

Find out how to make a UK AIFM application.

Submit your application

New entities requiring authorisation or registration should submit their application on our online system Connect.

Find out how to apply using Connect

The application process 

Once you have applied for authorisation or a variation of permission, we will decide whether there is enough information to assign you to a case officer.

When your application has been assigned to a case officer, we will contact you to request any additional information or assurance during the application process. We will try to respond promptly to your queries about the progress of your application, but it may not be possible to provide regular communication throughout the application.

Ensure your application is complete

The statutory timeframe for determination will only start once your application is complete. If your application is deemed to be incomplete, we will notify you to ask for the necessary information. It is essential that you submit complete applications, in line with Regulation 5(8) of the AIFM Regulations 2013, in order to avoid delays to the application process. The statutory timeframe for determination will only start once the application is complete.

If your application is complete but it contains missing information (in line with Regulation 9(a) of the AIFM Regulations 2013), you will need to send us that information at least 1 month before the date on which your firm anticipates being authorised (whether this date is the end of the 3-month statutory timeline or a deferred authorisation date that you have chosen).