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Apply Early!: AusCheck (government) is processing most background checks promptly, however we have noticed that 20% are still outstanding at the end of the following month.  That's more than four weeks.  The only advice we can give is to apply early.

Self-Reporting: As an ASIC holder, you have an obligation to self-report convictions for all court offences to your issuing body or directly to AusCheck. This information must be provided in writing within 7 days of the conviction. Failure to provide this information is a criminal offence and could result in prosecution with fines of up to AUD 9,000. This form can be used by ASIC holders to self-report.

Cyber Security: Our systems are robust, complying with recommendations of the Australian Cyber Security Centre and are subject to audit.

Apply for security clearance to obtain your Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC)

Card Types

AUS CARD - Australia-wide card red or grey - multiple airport card (two or more airports) for pilots, aircrew, contractors and others

REGIONAL CARD - red or grey single airport card (for use at one specified airport only)

MAJOR AIRPORT CARD - red or grey single airport card - 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 approved, please contact us to seek pre-approval or contact the relevant airport.

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.

WHITE CARD - for Known Consignors, AACA, RACA and Issuing Body Staff.

Identity Verification Regulations

Types of Identification

Categories of Identification Documents

A B C D  ... you will need to provide at least 3 documents.

In-person verification by one of our trained agents with a security clearance.

See our How it Works page for more detail and examples of documents you can use.

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Australia Post:  When applying online you can choose Australia Post to conduct your in-person identity verification check. Take your barcode receipt to a participating Australia Post outlet with your original identification documents.  Click here to search for participating Australia Post outlets.  Alternatively, go to auspost.com.au > click on Tools > Find location & hours > Filter by service (More services) > select Identity & document services > select Maritime and Aviation Security ID Cards > enter your postcode in the search field.

Other Agents:  We are expanding our Agent arrangements with airports, employers, flying schools, aero clubs and associations. The arrangement provides assurance to airport operators of robust identity checks, combined with the convenience of online processing and fast turnaround.  Ask your employer or club if they are an agent.  Or email or phone us for more information.

An agent arrangement allows an employer, flying school, aero club or association to conduct the in-person verification for their own members or the community, and not have to visit or pay a third party for the service.  In conjunction with the online process, the application can be made from your office and the card delivered direct to you.  Expressions of interest are also welcome from agents who might charge a fee for their service.

More about us

Security ID: the online name of our Australia-wide authorised Issuing Body for Aviation Security Identification Cards. We have been operating with online applications since 2008 to provide a value for money solution.

Price: $240 plus credit card fee if applicable. We also include trackable e-parcel express post, a lanyard and plastic card holder.

Fast: We process applications fast, typically same day or next.  If you have provided the required documents and your application is in progress it's probable with AusCheck (government) for the criminal and national security background checks.

AusCheck (government): 80% of applicants receive clearance promptly but 20% at still waiting at the end of the following month.  This is the government part of the process that we have no control over.  So, be aware that 20% are taking longer than 4 weeks and apply early if you can.  How long will it take?  Some are one day, others are more than four weeks.  Rare cases are longer.  Our longest ever was 24 months.  Currently we have one at 8 months.  It is difficult to get this part of the process expedited.

What is an ASIC?      ID Card vs. 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. 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.

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. 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 national security assessment by ASIO and an immigration check. We submit each applicant's 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.

Lost/stolen/damaged ASIC?

You need to advise your issuing body and complete a statutory declaration. For more information about statutory declarations, to download a form or to find a list of authorised signatories click here.