Pass Control Office
Billy Bishop Airport’s Pass Control Office issues Restricted Area Identification Cards (RAICs), Airside Vehicle Operator’s Permits (AVOPs) and Airside Vehicle Identification Permits (AVIPs).
Hours of Operation
The Pass Control Office is located on the 2nd floor of the Porter Administration Building at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.
The Pass Control Office is open Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 16:00 local time. The office is closed every Thursday from 11:00am to 11:30am, on weekends and statutory holidays. RAIC and/or temporary RAIC can be returned to the office without an appointment during office hours.
Effective January 11, 2023, Transport Canada is moving to the web-based program DocuSign to replace manual signatures with digital signatures for all Transportation Security Clearance Applications (TSCA). This means that all employees applying for a Transportation Security Clearance (TSC) after January 11 will be required to apply through the DocuSign program. Paper applications prepared before January 11 do not need to reapply using DocuSign.
Please note that the RAIC and Access Pass applications as well as AVOP and AVIP applications will not be part of this new process and must be printed and signed manually.
Click here to download the TSCA DocuSign Application Instructions for applicants.
Click here to view TSCA DocuSign help videos: Airport – Applicant.
The link for the TSC application can be found below under “Restricted Area Identification Cards (RAIC) & Access Cards”.
To ensure that appointments are available without excessive wait times for all Billy Bishop Airport tenants and stakeholders the following fees will apply.
Fees must be paid by the pass holder/applicant before a pass will be issued. Payments can be made via credit card (visa or mastercard only) or debit card.
Failure to show up for an appointment
|$100 + HST
|Unprepared for an appointment
|$100 + HST
|Less than 1 business day notice to cancel an appointment
|$100 + HST
|Lost or stolen RAIC, AVOP or AVIP
$100 + HST
$200 + HST
$300 + HST
|Failure to return a RAIC, AVOP OR AVIP
|$300 + HST
|Priority Appointment (if available)
|$50 + HST
|AVOP written or practical test – 3rd attempt (if approved)
|$50 + HST
|Name Change (excluding corrections)
|$50 + HST
Restricted Area Identification Cards (RAIC) & Access Cards
Restricted Area Identification Cards (RAIC) are required for access to secure areas of the airport and can only be obtained by applying for a Transport Canada Security Clearance. Access cards may be issued for other areas if the applicant does not hold a RAIC.
To ask questions about the process at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Download the Application Instructions and follow the directions thoroughly.
- Complete the mandatory Online Security Awareness Program (certificate must be attached to your application).
- Complete the application for a Transportation Security Clearance.
Transport Canada required that Out of Country documentation be submitted at the time of application. Please review the requirements and bring any documents to your appointment.
Click here for travel and out of country documentation requirements.
Please note that a failure to complete the application according to the instructions may result in a termination of your appointment leading to further delays
- Complete the RAIC & Access Pass Application Form
Please note that a completed application form is required for every RAIC or Access Pass issued.
All of the points above must be completed prior to attending your scheduled appointment.
Airside Vehicle Operators Permit (AVOP)
Airside Vehicle Operator Permits can be obtained through the Pass Office at Billy Bishop Airport during regular office hours. Any person driving a vehicle in airside areas must be in possession of an AVOP.
Applicants must be in possession of a full G or G2 licence and hold a valid RAIC or other approved Document of Entitlement before applying for an AVOP. To qualify for an AVOP an applicant must successfully complete both a written test and a practical test.
Applicants are responsible for arranging to have an appropriate AVIP registered vehicle for the practical test.
Appointments for written tests should be made using the Schedule Appointment button at the top of this page.
Appointments for practical tests may be scheduled by contacting the Pass Office at email@example.com or 416.203.6942 ext. 19
Application and study material
- Download the Airside Vehicle Operator’s Permit (AVOP) Application
- Download the Airport Traffic Directives
- Download the AVOP Map
Airside Vehicle Identification Permit (AVIP)
All vehicles operating on airside areas must have an Airside Vehicle Identification Permit. AVIPs can be obtained through the Pass Office during regular office hours.
Vehicles must be properly equipped with a beacon and/or radio and will be subject to an inspection process to ensure operational requirements are met before a permit is issued.
Inspection appointments may be scheduled by contacting the Pass Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416 203 6942 x 19