ID Card Application

Applying for Airport ID Cards

The data shown on applications for personal Airport ID Cards must comply with your official reporting data (e.g. several first names appearing in your national identity card or passport).   In case the ID Card is vinculated to a background check, Fraport AG automatically initiates these checks and the security training on application of your ID Cards.

A Visitor ID Card is a personal Airport ID Card valid for a limited period of time.



Visitor ID Cards for landside operational areas:

  • can be issued five days per month (Single days or in a row)
  • max. 20 days a year

Visitor ID Cards for airside areas:

  • can be issued 5  days per month per person (Single days or in a row)
  • max. 12 days a year

On that days, you must be permanently accompanied by an Airport ID Card holder who is regularly allowed to enter these areas.  The accompanying person must also be present on site when collecting the ID card.

Bring your EU ID card or passport to establish identity.


For the issuance of a Visitor ID Card, appropriate data of the visitor must be provided. The following online platform is to be used for this purpose. Alternatively, there is the possibility of using self-service stations on site.



The way to a vehicle ID Card
The way to a vehicle ID Card


The Vehicle ID Card is a vehicle-related permanent ID Card.

To ensure applications for Vehicle ID Cards are processed quickly and properly, applicants must enter all the information required on the form digitally, sign it and send to Airport ID Cards Service Center by mail. When picking up your Vehicle ID Card, make sure to have your original application and the original motor vehicle registration certificate with you.

Persons who do not hold an authorization granting access to CargoCity South need to register their visit under Your registration will be confirmed by an e-mail including a QR-code. Access to CargoCity South will then be granted by an automated number plate recognition system. If the number plate cannot be read upon access to CargoCity South and the barrier does not open, please use the QR-code received by e-mail as a redundancy.

  To register your visit to CargoCity South access:

There are different access permits at Frankfurt Airport. The Airport ID Card color identifies the area for which the ID Card is valid. This color identification applies both to personal Airport ID Cards and to Vehicle ID Cards.Please consult our plan for an overview of the individual areas at the airport.

ID Card color green

The “green” ID Card entitles its holder to access the landside operational areas.

ID Card color blue

The “blue” ID Card authorizes access to the airside areas in the airport terminals. This ID Card includes the “green” authorizations. Before the ID Card can be issued, a background check and a security training are required.

ID Card color red

The “red” ID Card authorizes the
access to the apron. The apron forms part of the critical parts of
security-restricted areas of an airport. This ID Card includes the authorizations of the “green” ID Card. Prior to the issue of this ID Card, a security background check, a safety management training and an aviation security training are required.

ID Card color yellow

The “yellow” ID Card includes the “green”, “blue” and “red” access authorizations. For this kind of ID Card to be issued, proof of a permanent activity in all areas needs to be provided. For the issuing of this ID Card, a security background check, a safety management training and an aviation security training must be passed beforehand.  

Airport ID Cards may be complemented by additional authorizations which must be applied for separately. Such separate application is also required in the event of a new ID Card being issued or in case the holder changes companies. The spectrum of users is defined by Fraport AG.

L – Background Check Approved

This additional authorization is granted to persons working for cargo, mail or cleaning companies and goods suppliers as well as to companies that were issued a “green” ID Card for the landside operational areas and that may affect aviation security to the nature of their business. For this additional authorization a security background check in
accordance with section 7 of the Aviation Security Act (LuftSiG) is required.