Individuals who require unescorted access to the Air Operations Area (AOA), Restricted, Secured or Sterile Areas must possess an Airport photo ID Badge. Badge issuance is limited to those individuals who have cleared the FBI-based criminal history check as well as the TSA-based Security Threat Assessment (STA) and have a frequent and reoccurring need for access. In addition, all Badge applicants must provide documentation that establishes identity and employment eligibility (See Identification for examples).
Application for a Badge is made on the Badge Application Form. This Form must be completely filled out, properly signed and submitted to the Credentials Office for processing.
Individuals renewing their Airport ID Badge will need to fill out the badge renewal form. The form is available at the Credentials Office or from the link below. Individuals will also need to bring two forms of valid ID along with their Airport ID badge. See the list of acceptable identification for which IDs are needed.
All Badge applicants must present two (2) forms of identification or documentation when applying for or renewing an Airport ID Badge, at least one ID must have been issued by a Government Authority and at least one must include a photo. The documentation must be able to verify the applicant’s identity as well as employment eligibility.
Authorizing Signature Form
Each company that requests Airport ID Badges must identify one or more responsible company employees as “Authorizing Signers”. Only Badge Application Forms signed by an “Authorizing Signer” will be accepted for processing. Only individuals who possess or are in the process of possessing an Airport photo ID Badge may be Authorizing Signers. The signature of an Authorized Signer on a Badge Application Form certifies that the applicant is an employee of the particular company, requires unescorted access to restricted areas, and that the Application has been reviewed for completeness.
User Certification Form for Airlines, Government, Tenants, and Concessionairs:
Authorizing Signer Form for Contractors, Vendors, or any other Sponsored Companies:
FBI Fingerprint Check
All individuals applying for an Airport ID Badge must undergo a FBI fingerprint-based criminal history check as part of the Badge application process.
The Airport will deny issuance of the Airport ID Badge to any employee who is currently being charged with or is convicted of one of the TSA disqualifying crimes within the last ten years.
Security Threat Assessment
All individuals applying for an Airport ID Badge must undergo a TSA Security Threat Assessment (STA) as part of the Badge issuance. The Airport will not issue an Airport ID Badge until the TSA has completed an STA on the applicant. Allow up to 2 – 5 days for the STA to be completed.
Temporary ID Badge
Temporary Identification Badges are available for individuals who have an operational need to be in a security sensitive area and who do not possess an Airport ID Badge. These Temporary ID Badges are valid only for the date issued. The use of a Temporary ID Badge requires the escort of an airport photo badged individual with escort authority at all times while in the SIDA or sterile areas.
Temporary ID’s may be obtained at the Airport Credentials Office or at either Terminal by contacting Airport Security at (734) 942-5304. Individuals requesting Temporary ID must present photo ID and be accompanied by a person who possesses an Airport photo ID Badge with escort authority. Temporary ID’s will only be issued for a total of 3 consecutive days to the same individual. Individuals who have been denied badge issuance will not be eligible for a Temporary ID.
Badges that have been lost or stolen must be reported immediately to the Credentials Office. This notification will allow the Credentials Office to “revoke” the lost or stolen Badge in the Security Card Access System, so if found, the Badge cannot be used to gain access.
Individual’s who require a replacement Badge must fill out a “Badge Replacement Form” before a replacement may be issued. This Form must be signed by the Authorizing Signer for the company.
It is the responsibility of each company to maintain accountability of all DTW ID Badges issued to their employees. Badges must be retrieved and returned to the Airport when an individual no longer requires access to the AOA, Restricted or Secured Areas, resigns, is terminated, retires, is laid-off, on strike, or is on medical or maternity leave. Badges must be returned to the Credentials Office on a “Separation Form” within 3 days (72 hours) of the separation. (Note: Contractor Badges are valid only for the construction project for which they were issued. Upon completion of the project, all Badges must be returned.)
CHRC / STA Request Form
Individuals may request a copy of their CHRC and/or STA results. The results may be picked up by the individual or faxed to a specified number. There is a $5 fee per form.
Individuals may request access to the Customs area with the following forms. Both forms must be fully completed and returned to the Customs and Border Protection Office. Their office is located in the North Terminal, arrivals level next to the luggage service offices.
Employee Parking Add/Change Form
Companies desiring to add or change the location for employee parking use the form below.Companies will be responsible for the fee associated with the location designated.
Access Change Request Form
Companies requiring additional access for an individual or group, use form below. Form must be signed off by an Authorized Signer from the requesting company.
Escort Request Form
Companies requesting issuance of temporary badges in advance, use form below.
Key Request Form
Individuals with an operational need for a Security Key must fill out the form below. Forms must be signed off by an Authorized Signer or designee from their Department/Company. Report any lost or stolen keys to Airport Security. Replacement Keys will need to submit a new form with proper authorization.