Apply for a transportation security clearance

You can now create, view, edit and check the status of your security status online.

Every individual who requires unescorted access to the restricted area of designated airports or marine ports across Canada must obtain a transportation security clearance.

To apply for a transportation security clearance, you will need to give:

  • basic biographical information,
  • fingerprints
  • a photo of your face, and
  • your work, study and residency history for the last 5 years
  • permission to run a background check

Background checks are done by CSIS, the RCMP, and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (when needed). A background check with the United States (U.S) Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is also done if access to a U.S. designated preclearance areas is necessary.

Any information we collect is protected by the Privacy Act.

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