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.
The Airport ID Card is a personal and a permanent Personal Airport 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 ccs.fraport.com. 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.
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.
F – Apron Driver’s License
Operating a vehicle on the apron requires a corresponding driving training. Upon successful completion of this training, the Card holder is granted the “F” additional authorization. This authorization shall not be considered an access authorization in itself by foot or vehicle. For details see the Traffic Rules and Licensing Regulations.
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.