• Pass Permit Control Office

    To ensure the highest level of safety and security at Toronto Pearson, employees entering restricted areas of the airport must have the appropriate security requirements and checks.

    The Pass Permit Control Office provides the following services:

    • Submission of Transportation Security Clearances to Transport Canada
    • Restricted Area Identity Cards (RAICs)
    • Keycards  
    • Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Administration Building Pass
    • Vehicle Markers 
    • Airside Vehicle Operator’s Permits (AVOPs) 

    Effective January 1, 2018, cash will no longer be accepted as a form of payment for lost or failed to return items at the Pass Office. We continue to accept major credit cards and debit.

    Pass & Permit Applications

    New Employees

    New Employees

    Are you applying for your first Transportation Security Clearance or RAIC?

    The process for new employees is different. Forms and instructions are available here.

    Learn more

    Renewing Employees

    Current Employees

    Looking to renew a Transportation Security Clearance or RAIC? Do you need to apply for an AVOP or GTAA Administration Building Pass?

    Forms and instructions for current employees are available here.

    Learn more



    Companies who operate at Toronto Pearson may establish an account for access to airport restricted areas.

    Instructions for establishing and managing your employer account are available here.

    Learn more

    Hours of Operation

    Monday – Friday
    7:45 a.m. - 5 p.m

    Closed weekends, statutory holidays and the second Thursday of each month.


    The Pass/Permit Control Office is located in the Terminal 1 Parking Garage, Level 5.

    Open the maps below for directions.

    Contact Us


    Please note, all security items issued by the Pass Permit Control Office must be returned to either the Employer or the GTAA Pass Permit Control Office when no longer required. This includes all valid and expired security items such as RAICs, keycards, temporary passes, AVOPs, Vehicle Markers, and ACO Cards. Fees will be charged for lost items or failure to return.