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The Access Control Office (ACO) is responsible for the issuance of airport security identification badges to employees who work and require access to the San Diego International Airport (SDIA). Individuals who work and require unescorted access to the Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) and Sterile Areas must possess an airport issued SAN ID badge. Badge issuance is limited to those individuals who have cleared the FBI-based Criminal History Records Check (CHRC) as well as the TSA-based Security Threat Assessment (STA) and have frequent and reoccurring need for access.

The documents to start the background investigation process for a SAN ID badge are provided below. Complete and print all documentation required. All signatures must be in original ink (black or blue). In addition, all badge applicants or current badge holders must present two (2) forms of identification or documentation when applying for or renewing a SAN ID badge. Required Identification and/or documentation must establish identity and employment eligibility. See List of Acceptable Documents. Additionally, for fingerprint requirements, see Fingerprint Instructions. Please contact the Access Control Office (ACO) at (619) 400-2765 or acocustomerservice@san.org for any further questions or information that you may need.

All application and form links are found below:

Please follow the links below for additional ACO and/or SAN ID badge information:




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