Until 3 December 2021 Background check

Pursuant to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1998 of 5 November 2015 laying down detailed measures for the implementation of the common basic standards on aviation security

A background check in accordance with Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1998 (→ RIS) in conjunction with Section 134a of the Aviation Act (→ RIS) is required,

  • for persons requiring an airport identification card for unescorted access to the security areas of airports
  • for persons requiring a flight crew identification card
  • for EU aviation security validation auditors

The background check must be applied for at the following address: airportsecurity@bmk.gv.at


This does not refer to background checks, which used to be employment-related checks and are now called "Zuverlässigkeitsüberprüfung" (reliability test).


Background checks successfully completed before 31 December 2021 shall remain valid until their expiry date or until 30 June 2024 at the latest.