Access Control of Macau International Airport

  • Classification and Delimitation of the Restricted Areas

    Area 1 - Composed by the runways, accessing taxiways, and surrounding safety operational areas.

    Area 2 - Composed by the aircraft parking areas, concerning accesses and surrounding protection areas, by the Control Tower and related facilities and the loading bridges.

    Area 3 - Composed by the Departure, Arrival and Transit Lounges and other areas of the Terminal located between the immigration counters (passport control) and the embarking/disembarking gates excluding the loading bridges.

    Area 4 - Composed by aircraft maintenance facilities and other technical facilities related to activities performed in the aircraft parking areas.

    Area 5 - Composed by air cargo terminals and warehouses considered in the airside.

    Area 6 - Composed by the inbound and outbound luggage processing area and hold baggage screening room (X-ray room)

    Area 7 - Composed by the baggage claim area in the passenger's arrival area.

    Area 8 - Composed by the following areas and facilities in the Passenger Terminal Building:

    • At the Arrivals Level:
      All areas, facilities and offices located between the Public Area and the Baggage Claim Area and its corresponding warehouses, offices and Express link facilities but excluding the VIP facilities;
    • At the Departures Level:
      All areas, facilities and offices located between the boundaries of the controlled or public areas and the Passengers Departure Lounge;
    • At the Mezzanine Level:
      Internal corridor accessing the Passengers Departures Lounge and connected offices and facilities;
    • At the Roof Level:
      All roof area of the Passengers Terminal and its facilities excluding the public areas;



    Delimitation of the Controlled Areas

    • Hold baggage screening room (hand search area) at the  departure level in the Passenger Terminal Building;

     

  • The access authorization is defined by the background color of the card as follows:

    Green - Access to all Restricted and Controlled Areas

    Red - Access to areas 1,2,4,5, 8 and Controlled Areas

    Yellow - Access to areas 3, 7, 8 and Controlled Areas

    Blue - Access to areas 1, 2, 4, 8 and Controlled Areas

    Brown - Access to areas 2, 5, 8 and Controlled Areas

    Violet - Access to areas 2,3,7,8 and Controlled Areas

    Light Grey - Access to the Controlled Areas

    The access to the Restricted Area no 6 is authorized by the inclusion of the endorsement B in addition to any other color except the green and grey colors;

    The background color of the card identifies the general areas where the activities are carried out. However, the access to such area may be partially limited through the establishment of the “Levels of the Access” bearing in mind the “need to go” principle for the effective conducting of the required job activities.

    The cardholder can access and remain in the designated airport restricted and controlled areas according to the background color and endorsement (access level) as shown on the access card. When the cardholder requires to cross other areas in order to access into his/her authorized areas, the authorization of other areas will also be granted.


  • Access cards of any type, are displayed by holders at all times in a visible way on the upper side of the chest and on its reading correct position, by means of an adequate device.

    The access to the Restricted Areas of the airport is only permitted to holders of valid cards and in accordance with the rules of use established in the Annex 8 of this regulation.

    Rules for the use of Access Cards +  
    1.
    Cardholders cannot use the Access Card to access, cross or circulate in any Restricted or Controlled Area, while not performing effective duty activities;

    2.
    Cardholders only have access and can stay in Restricted and Controlled Areas according to the access level displayed in the card. Such level of access is represented by the background color of the card being the access to the Restricted Area 6 authorized by the inclusion on the card of the endorsement "B" additionally to any background color except the green and grey colors;

    3.
    The access level referred in the previous paragraph may be partially limited through the "level of access" given on the "need to go" basis in conformity with the required job activities to be conducted;

    4.
    The access to the Restricted Area 1 is only authorized to holders of the card granting access to such area, provided that the access of the vehicle they are driving or they are being transported in is authorized by the Control Tower with which it is compulsory to be in permanent contact by radio during the stay in the referred area;

    5.
    Card holders shall display their cards to security staff at the security check points and/or whenever requested in a way that the card can be easily and clearly verified and conciliated with concerned holder;

    6.
    Card holders shall display their cards to the card readers of the access control system with view to the verification of the right of access and concerning record in the system and/or display the card to the Security Staff at the Security Checking Points at the entry and exit of any Restricted or Controlled Area in such a way that allows its correct, immediate and easy reading for conciliation with concerned holder;

    7.
    Access Cards of any type shall be displayed by their holders on the access and during the stay inside Restricted and Controlled areas, in a clear and visible way and in its correct reading position on the upper side of the chest, by means of an adequate device;

    8.
    Cardholders that due to their job activity need to frequently cross the limit between two different Restricted Areas under control of Security Staff, only need to display the access card to the readers on the first and last crossing;

    9.
    Considering the kind of activity carried out at the aircraft parking areas, maintenance areas and luggage and/or cargo processing areas, the staff performing the activity in these areas is authorized to use other system to display the card, namely by means of a transparent bag incorporated in the uniform or other, as such as an arm band. In any case it is always required the visible and clear display of the card;

    10.
    Card holders shall observe the service instructions issued by the Police Authorities and Airport Security Company staff concerning the access and circulation inside Restricted and Controlled Areas. Card holders should be aware that it is unlawful for any person at the airport to have a restricted article without lawful authority and a legitimate reason to do so;

    11.
    Card holders shall follow any written service instruction issued by the Airport Director or delegated person concerning the behavior and activities to develop inside Restricted and Controlled Areas;

    12.
    The holders of Temporary Access Cards shall be escorted by holder(s) of Permanent Access Cards from the applicant entity or delegated entity, by the Airport Public Relations staff in the scope of the services they provide, or in specific cases by Airport Security Company staff in compliance with the approved accessing conditions for the issuance of the cards;

    13.
    When escorting, the escort shall ensure that:
    13.1
    When the temporary access card is no longer needed for use or its validity expired, the card must be immediately collected from the cardholder and returned to the airport security company;

    13.2
    Temporary access card is used by the only person who has been issued the card, and shall not be inappropriately used, altered or damaged;

    13.3
    When inside the restricted and control area of the airport, the escort shall always stay with the temporary cardholder. The temporary cardholder must not be left unattended under no circumstances;

    13.4
    The temporary cardholder can only stay in the same area as the authorized area of the escort;

    13.5
    Pass holders wear and clearly display their passes at all times.

    If the abovementioned requirements are violated, the escort’s permanent access card may be suspended or revoked.
    14.
    The groups of persons entitled with the Visitor Sticker, shall also be escorted by Airport Security Company staff regardless of being accompanied by any other entity’s staff;

    15.
    Due to its characteristics Visitor Stickers are not collected or returned after use;

    16.
    Card holders cannot lend or in any other way, allow the use of their cards by other person;

    17.
    Under no circumstances card holders can modify or change the data included in the Access Card;

    18.
    Cardholders that have significantly changed their facial appearance (change on the beard/hair cut style, wearing of glasses etc.) are compelled to apply, through the concerned Responsible Entity that requested the card, the second issuance of the card with an updated photo;

    19.
    Holders of access cards shall ensure conditions of utilization that avoid possible damages or loss;

    20.
    Cardholders shall immediately communicate to the Public Security Police, Airport Security Company and to the entity that applied for the card, any loss of the card;

    21.
    Card holders shall immediately return the card to the responsible entity that requested its issuance in the following situations:
    • Expired validity date;
    • The card has been suspended or cancelled;
    • The card holder terminated its contract with the responsible entity employer;
    • The card is damaged;
    • Or whenever access to Restricted and Controlled Areas is no longer required;

    22.
    Access Cards are property of the Airport Direction, as such shall be returned by the Responsible Entity to the entity that authorized the issuance of the card;

    23.
    Non accomplishment of these rules may result in the suspension or cancellation of the card by decision of the Airport Director.


  • PAC is used to identify persons who have been subjected to security vetting. PAC meant to entitle persons whose activities require a frequent and regular access to the Restricted and Controlled Areas in MIA. Validity of PAC is 2 years and renewable.

    How to apply for a PAC +  
    For issuance of access cards, each entity is compelled to assign up to 3 of its managing staff as the responsible persons for the elaboration, signing and sending of the applications. The Airport Director shall be informed in advance by means of a formal letter in which the full identification of the assigned staff is included as well as their concerning signatures/rubrics, in order to allow the recognition and authenticity of the requests.
    The application letter shall be addressed to the Airport Director prior to the date intended for the use of the cards and attaching the following documents:
    1.
    Download Annex 9 – Application form dully filled in and signed in original (double print in one page);

    2.
    Four (4) recent photos in color ID sized (scanned photos are not accepted);

    3.
    Original of Criminal Record or equivalent document;

    4.
    Copy of the valid identification document;

    5.
    Proof of lawfully work in Macau or equivalent document.

    Background Checks: The process of Background Checks shall commence only after all necessary documents have been received. These Checks can take between 3 and 4 weeks.
    Application fee: MOP 200.00 (price subject to change)
    Faxed, “emailed” or scanned forms/documents or signatures are not accepted.
    For an overview of all five steps in the application process see the PAC application overview.


    Form Annex 9 +  


    Sample of the PAC +  
    1-
    Logotype of Macau International Airport

    2-
    Number of the Card

    3-
    Photo of the Holder

    4-
    Endorsement to Restricted Area 6 (B)

    5-
    Background color

    6-
    Service, Entity, Company

    7-
    Name of the Holder

    8-
    Date of validity


    Collecting your PAC +  
    The contact person of the Sponsoring Organization will be notified that the PAC(s) is/are ready for collection.
    The PAC can be collected from Airport Access Card Issuing Office between 9:00am and 6:00pm, Monday to Friday (except weekends and public holidays). Airport Access Card Issuing Office is located at First Floor of Airport Passenger Terminal Building North Extension (after the Left Luggage Counter).
    Please ensure you bring your Identification Document when you collect your PAC. If you have an existing PAC and have requested for a renewal, please return the existing PAC when collecting your new one.


    Returning your PAC +  
    Card holders shall immediately return the card to the responsible entity that requested its issuance in the following situations:
    • Expired validity date;
    • The card has been suspended or cancelled;
    • The card holder terminated its contract with the responsible entity employer;
    • The card is damaged;
    • Or whenever access to Restricted and Controlled Areas no longer required;


  • The Permanent Access Card can be renewed if the conditions that led to its issuance remain unchanged beyond the validity date. Elapsed 90 days upon the validity date of the card, it will be definitively cancelled and not renewed anymore. The renewal of permanent access cards is subject to the background security checks to ensure individuals still meet the required criteria.

    How to apply for Renewal +  
    The application letter shall be addressed to the Airport Director prior to the date intended for the use of the cards and attaching the following documents (It is recommended to submit one and a half months before the expiration of the access card):
    1.
    Download Annex 11 – Application form dully filled in and signed in original;

    2.
    Four (4) recent photos in color ID sized (scanned photos are not accepted);

    3.
    Copy of the valid identification document;

    4.
    Copy of the card to be renewed;

    5.
    Proof of lawfully work in Macau or equivalent document.

    Background Checks: The process of Background Checks shall commence only after all necessary documents have been received. These Checks can take between 3 and 4 weeks.
    Application fee: MOP 200.00(price subject to change)
    Faxed, “emailed” or scanned forms/documents or signatures are not accepted.


    Form Annex 11 +  


  • Temporary Access Card meant to entitle persons whose activities in the airport in an occasional basis for a short period of time or visiting the airport and shall be escorted by holder of Permanent Access Card at all times. Maximum of 5 escorts are allowed in each temporary access card. If there are writing mistakes and other reasons needed to be altered or changed, the filling row can no longer be used. The sixth escort or more is required to be approved by the Airport Director

    The validity of the TAC is up to 5 consecutive days according to the period authorized.

    How to apply for a TAC +  
    The requests for the issuance of Temporary Access Cards shall be addressed to the Airport Director, with at least 2 working days in advance, by means of written document (letter or fax) and shall include the following documents:
    1.
    Download Annex 13 – Application form dully filled in and signed in;

    2.
    Copy of the valid identification document of the visitors;

    Outside office operating hours, please contact the Airport Supervisor.
    Application fee: MOP 30.00 (price subject to change)
    Verbal and via electronic mail requests are not accepted.


    Form Annex 13 +  


    Sample of the TAC +  
    1-
    Logotype· of Macau International Airport

    2-
    Number of the card

    3-
    Background color

    4-
    Access to the Restricted Area 6 - Endorsement B (whenever applicable except for the access cards with green background color)

    5-
    Service, Entity, Company

    6-
    Name of the Holder/Last 5 digits of identification document number

    7-
    Date of Validity


    Collecting your TAC +  
    The contact person of the Sponsoring Organization in the application form will be notified that the TAC(s) is/are ready for collection.
    The TAC can be collected from Airport Access Card Issuing Office between 9:00am and 6:00pm, Monday to Friday (except weekends and public holidays). Airport Access Card Issuing Office is located at First Floor of Airport Passenger Terminal Building North Extension (after the Left Luggage Counter).
    An authorized individual of the Sponsoring Organization or Escorting Organization as indicated in the application form is required to collect the TAC.


    Returning your TAC +  
    Escort shall collect the TAC from the cardholder and return to the Airport Access Card Issuing Office during office hours or by dropping them inside the Collection Box during non-office hours and holidays which is located outside the Airport Access Card Issuing Office:
    • Expired validity date;
    • The TAC is no longer needed for use.


  • For further clarification and inquiry, please contact our Security Office via E-mail at: security@aod.macau-airport.com with telephone contact (optional).