ID pass regulations

There are strict procedures and guidelines in place for all companies wishing to join the Gatwick Airport ID pass scheme.

All ID pass scheme rules are contained in one document – ID pass regulations - which will help you understand the necessary documentation and procedures needed to become an approved signatory and be responsible for securing ID passes on behalf of your organisation. 

Requirements for different ID passes - from 1 October 2019

ID pass requested Full

Temp employment

Max days in one rolling year    60 14  
Escorting ratio
(full pass to escorted pass holder)
   1:3  1:6  
Proof of ID  Tick symbol*  Tick symbol*  Tick symbol*  Tick symbol*
Visa/RTW  Tick symbol  Tick symbol  Tick symbol  Tick symbol
 Proof of NI  Tick symbol      Tick symbol
 Security interview  Tick symbol  Tick symbol  Tick symbol  Tick symbol
 Evidence of CRC applied for     Tick symbol**    
Criminal record checks   Tick symbol***  Tick symbol**    
 GSAT Tick symbol       
Five year references   Tick symbol      
 Appointment needed  Tick symbol  Tick symbol   Tick symbol   Tick symbol

* Passports or National ID cards are accepted for non-UK nationals
** Evidence of a UK CRC application required for days 1-14 and an actual UK CRC certificate for days 15-60
*** CRCs are required from all countries where the applicant has resided for over six months in the preceding five- year period

ID pass regulation documents 

Read or download our latest ID pass regulations. Please check back frequently, as this document is updated regularly.

ID pass regulations - full document

Other guidance

Responsibilities of passholders 
ID pass escorting requirements