Sunday, March 13, 2011

Air india - Secure flight Data for passengers travelling to and from US

Secure Flight Data and APIS (Advance Passenger Information System) requirement.

Effective 01Nov, passengers travelling into, out of and over the U.S, will be required to provide the following mandatory Secure Flight Passenger Data (SFPD) and Advance Passenger Information (APIS) to the airline when making a reservation through a travel agent or directly with the airline. This data is required to be forwarded to the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) which is responsible for the screening process, to enable pre screening of passengers, no later than 72 hours before the departure of the flight.

    * Name as it appears on the passport
    * Date of Birth
    * Gender
    * Redress Number (if available ) - if a passenger whose name is identical to a passenger on the "No Fly" List of the US Department of Homeland Security, gets a Redress Number from them to identify him/her from the "No Fly" passenger.
    * Passport number
    * Country of issue of passport
    * Passport expiry date
    * Country of residence
    * Travel document type
    * Address while in US

Every passenger must receive clearance from TSA before boarding the flight.

If the above data has not been provided at the time of booking, please ensure you contact the following toll free numbers and supply the required information:
From India from MTNL/BSNL landlines  toll free 1800 227722
From Northern/Eastern India private telcom/mobile users 0124 287 7777
From Western/Southern India private telcom/mobile users 022 2758 0777
From USA  toll free 1800 223 7776

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