Airside Pass


Timely and Reliable Airside Pass Screening

Our tailored screening programs help aviation clients and recruitment agencies conduct background screening for potential and current employees at airports and airlines.

Background Screening to Meet Airport Security Requirements

  • Accurate pre employment screening – Ensure potential employees meet security requirements before obtaining an airside pass
  • Manage the burden of continual background screening – Ensure airport and airline employees continue to meet security requirements to work in restricted areas

The Department for Transport Airside Pass Checks includes:

  • ID Verification – Full identity verification of up-to-date documents such as driving licences and passports (document checking service can be conducted virtually)
  • Basic Criminal Record Check (Basic CRC) – A check of unspent convictions conducted through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Disclosure Scotland, or AccessNI
  • 5 Year References and Employment History Check – Reference checks conducted to BAA and DfT guidelines for all periods of education, employment, self-employment and unemployment, with any gaps over 28 days within the 5 year vetting period verified

Turnaround time: 10-15 working days

Frequently Asked Questions

To obtain an airside pass ID that permits you to enter and work in restricted areas of airports, you need:
  1. ID check
  2. Basic Criminal Record Check
  3. International criminal record check (in certain cases)
  4. 5 year employment history verification
  5. Credit check

An airside pass is valid for five years, but if you don’t use it for 60 days or more it’ll be deactivated.