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 open Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 16:00 local time. The office is closed on weekends and statutory holidays.

Restricted Area Identification Cards (RAIC)

Restricted Area Identification Cards (RAIC) are required for access to secure areas of the airport and can only be obtained through applying for a Transport Canada Security Clearance.

To book an appointment to obtain a RAIC or to ask questions about the process please call 416.203.6942 ext. 11 or 416.203.6942 ext. 19.

Application Procedure:

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

All of the points above must be completed prior to attending your scheduled appointment. We kindly ask that you please provide 24 hours notice should you need to cancel or reschedule your 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 licence and hold a valid RAIC before applying for an AVOP. The AVOP program consists of a written exam and a practical exam. You may acquire a study manual from the Pass Office to prepare for the exams.

Applicants are responsible for arranging to have an AVIP registered vehicle for the practical exam.

Appointments can be obtained by contacting Customer Service at 416.203.6942 ext. 19


Airside Vehicle Identification Permit (AVIP)

All vehicles in airside areas must have an Airside Vehicle Identification Permit. AVIPs can be obtained through the Airport’s 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.

Applications and further details can be obtained by contacting:
Helen Oel at 416.203.6942 ext. 15

Form and Study Manual