ICAO Traveller Identification Programme (TRIP) Oct 23-25, Montreal, Canada

Fourteenth Symposium and Exhibition on the ICAO Traveller Identification Programme (TRIP)

23 - 25 October 2018
Montréal , CANADA
ICAO HQ,999 Robert-Bourassa Boulevard

Using Traveller ID for Streamlined Border Controls

The ICAO TRIP Symposium and Exhibition on ICAO Traveller Identification Programme (TRIP) will take place from 23 to 25 October 2018 at ICAO Headquarters in Montréal, Canada. The key point of the ICAO TRIP Strategy is a recognized need for a holistic and integrated approach to traveller identification management.

The Symposium will address the five elements of the ICAO TRIP Strategy, including machine readable travel documents (MRTDs) specifications and best practices for document issuance, identification management and related border security issues.

In line with UN Security Council Resolutions 2178 (2014), 2309 (2016) and 2396 (2017) that re-affirmed the importance of border controls to combat terrorism, the Symposium will provide an opportunity to enhance international cooperation and collaboration to address the threats faced by international civil aviation. This will be accomplished by promoting the global framework established by Annex 9 – Facilitation to the Convention on International Civil Aviation. Accordingly, the theme of this year's Symposium will highlight how to secure border integrity through border control management processes, including the implementation of an Advance Passenger Information (API) system, that is now mandatory, both under Annex 9 and Resolution 2396 (2017) API involves the capture of a passenger's biographic data and flight details by the carrier during the check-in process. This information is electronically transmitted to the border control agencies at the destination after the flight departs. These agencies can then screen details of passengers against their database(s), identifying those travellers requiring more detailed examination upon arrival. It also enables the efficient and expedited clearance of low-risk persons.