Application for Aviation Security Checks
All pilots wanting to exercise the privileges of their flight crew licence must either have a current aviation security status check or have applied for one. Also, CASA cannot issue a licence to anyone who does not have a current aviation security status check. Proof of having an aviation security status check is evidenced by you having either an ASIC or an AVID. Applications for Aviation Security Checks should be made using either:
If you don't know whether you need an ASIC or an AVID please see your ASIC questions answered.
If you already hold an ASIC and are applying for an ASIC renewal, follow these instructions to ensure you are applying in the correct manner.
Please note that CASA can only issue ASICs to applicants with an operational need as defined in CASA’s program with the Office of Transport Security. Applicants must either:
- hold a valid Flight Crew Licence (as per part 61) and a current Australian Aviation Medical Certificate OR
- be enrolled, and undergoing training, with a Part 141 certified training organisation.
For students enrolled with a Part 141 organisation, the application for an ASIC must be accompanied by a letter from the Part 141 organisation. The letter must name the student, name the Part 141 organisation, be on Part 141 organisation letterhead and confirm that the ASIC applicant is a current student requiring frequent access to a designated security airport for the purposes of flight training.
Comprehensive guidance material has been provided in the ASIC and AVID application forms. Before completing these forms please make sure you have read and understood the guidance material. If you require help you should first consult with the Chief Flying Instructor of your flying school. Alternatively, you can contact the CASA ASIC Team. Details are provided below.
If you are also applying for a flight crew licence such as a PPL or a CPL or getting a licence in another category aircraft you will need to submit the appropriate application form for that licence. The license application should be submitted at the same time as the AVID or ASIC application.
(Note this does not include the reprinting of an existing licence or applying for a photographic licence)
If you have any questions on this process, please contact the CASA ASIC Team on:
Phone: 131 757
How to apply
Download the appropriate application form.
Complete the form and follow the prompts at applying for your aviation security identity card.
If you are an ASIC applicant under the age of 18, you will be required to undergo a background check that includes a security assessment and, if required, an immigration check. A criminal history check is not included for applicants under 18 years of age.
If you are younger than 14 years of age, your parent or guardian must provide written consent on your application form in order for you to undergo the security assessment.
Information on your form will be used for the aviation security status checks and to assess your eligibility for a flight crew licence.
Read our identification documents information and information on photo requirements and other material.
If you have an adverse security assessment or you are found to be an unlawful non-citizen you may have your ASIC or AVID application refused. You may also be refused the issue of a flight crew licence if you have applied for one. If you already hold a licence your licence may be suspended or cancelled.
Part 8 of the Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005 deals with Review of decisions.