Applications for Aviation Security Clearance and Aviation Security Identification Cards (ASICs)
- New! WHITE ASICs for Known Consignor/AACA/RACA
- AUS Australia-wide Card - red or grey - multilpe airport card for pilots, aircrew, contractors and others
- Regional Airport-specific Card - red or grey - single airport card for use at only one airport
- Major Airport-specific Card - red or grey -single airport only - for approved employers only at the major international airports. If you definitely require a card for one major airport only (and not more than one airport) and your employer is not yet pre-approved, please contact us to seek pre-approval or contact the relevant airport directly.
- New! JOB READY card. Not an ASIC and not associated with access. Provides evidence of an aviation security clearance. In some cases it can be re-issued as an ASIC when employment and operational need is confirmed.
Agent Arrangements now available for regional airports, key aviation employers, aero clubs and known consignors. This allows a key person in your organisation to verify identification documents, certify operational need, distribute ASICs, etc. Contact us for more information.
White ASIC now available for staff and contractors of a Known Consignor, Regulated Air Cargo Agent (RACA) or Accredited Air Cargo Agent (AACA). This provides evidence of the background check to meet US air cargo security requirements for persons who do not also need access to a secure area at an airport.
Job Ready card is available for seeking employment in the aviation industry. It provides evidence of security clearance but is not an ASIC.
Under 18s now undergo a background check. Under 14s require parent/guardian consent.
is the online name of our authorised ASIC Issuing Body.
We take the hassle out of the ASIC application process by offering multiple identification verification points, minimal paperwork, and fast, reliable turnaroud. With Security ID it's fast, efficient and simple.
New and returning applicants welcome!
Card previously issued by us? How to renew your ASIC...
An online application is required for both new cards and renewals. See "How it Works" page or contact us for information (1300 00 ASIC, i.e. 1300 00 2742, or email@example.com).
New and renewals: $220.00 (AUD) + $3.00 (1.36%) credit card fee where applicable, including GST. We also include a plastic card holder and lanyard, and send via trackable express e-parcel.
How long does it take?
Average time to obtain clearance is 7 days. This is the average - some may be quicker but some also take a bit longer.
We use express e-parcel to complement our fast service.
Now available for regional airports, key aviation employers, aero clubs and known consignors. This allows a key person in your organisation to verify identification documents, certify operational need, distribute ASICs, etc. Contact us for more information.
What is an ASIC? ID Card V Access Card.
An ASIC is an IDENTIFICATION CARD. An ASIC is not an ACCESS CARD. Access is controlled by each individual airport. We provide ASICs only. Contact the airport if you also need an electronic access card.
An ASIC is used to identify a person who has been the subject of a background check. An ASIC is required to obtain unescorted access to the secure areas (including the airside) of security controlled airports that have regular public transport (RPT) services.
AUS ASIC valid at more than one airport. Airport-specific ASIC valid at only one airport. Red ASIC for all secure areas. Grey ASIC not for an airside security zone. White ASIC is used at other locations and is not valid for unescorted access to a secure area of an airport - obtain red/grey card from us or visitor card from the airport if you need to access airport secure areas.
ASICs are valid for up to two years.
Who needs an ASIC?
Applicants should check with their supervisor or airport operator to see if they need to hold and/or display an ASIC. A person has an operational need to hold a red or grey ASIC if they have a requirement for frequent access to all or part of a secure area of an airport where persons are required to display an ASIC, and for the operation of the airport or an aircraft. A person involved in checking in passengers or handling baggage will need an ASIC. Airside security zone requires a red ASIC.
Known Consignors who do not access secure areas at an airport may need a white ASIC to meet US air cargo security requirements.
Visitors who need to access the airside area or any landside security zone of an airport need to wear a Visitor Identification Card (VIC) and they must be supervised by a person displaying a valid ASIC until they leave that area or zone. VICs are issued by the airport being visited.
Applicants must be cleared before an ASIC can be issued. This involves a criminal records check, a security assessment by ASIO and an immigration check. We submit applicant details to AusCheck for this to occur, and we pay the relevant fee.
To confirm that we are an authorised ASIC Issuing Body click here for the government web page where you will see us listed under our company name of Airport Security.
For more information on ASICs click here.
For more information on AusCheck click here.
You need to advise your issuing body and complete a statutory declaration. For more information about statutoty declarations, to download a form and to find a list of authorised signatories click here.