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CKI Passenger Boarding Clearance Request

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What is it?

The CKI Passenger Boarding Clearance Request API Service has the capability to request passenger boarding clearance status and cancel the request previously performed.

  • The boarding clearance request functionality is supported to get the status from the below mentioned mandates / agencies.
    • U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
    • U.S Customs and Border Protection (ESTA)
    • Canadian Border Security Agency (Canada iAPI)
    • United Kingdom Border Force (UK iAPI)
    • Korean Immigration Authorities. (Korean iAPP)
    • National Immigration Agency of Taiwan (Taiwan APP)
    • iBorders Advance Passenger Processing
    • TIMATIC
  • The boarding clearance for the carriers which support the Document Verification (DOCV) functionality.The document verification for the passenger/infant would be successful only if all the necessary travel documents are added.
  • Cancelling the boarding clearance functionality is supported only for the below mentioned mandates / agencies.
    • Canadian Border Security Agency (Canada iAPI)
    • United Kingdom Border Force (UK iAPI)
    • Korean Immigration Authorities. (Korean iAPP)
    • National Immigration Agency of Taiwan (Taiwan APP)
  • In an event of a passenger traveling with a lap infant, SSCI assigns the same unique identifier for both. However, if the passenger is traveling with a seat infant, SSCI assigns different unique identifiers for each. In such case, PassengerBoardingClearanceRequestRQ must be called separately for the passenger and the seat infant.
  • The service shall be consumed to get the boarding clearance for a single passenger only. And will not support multiple passengers in single request.
  • For the passenger travelling with infant, the request for both adult and infant shall be made using a single request.

Why use it?

Some Government Agencies prefer to perform a pre-boarding validation for the passengers by collecting passenger details in advance to determine the eligibility of the passenger to arrive/depart from their country. SabreSonic Check-in will determine whether to allow check-in, bag tag issuance, and boarding of a passenger based on the clearance response received from the applicable government agencies.

Airport Check-In (ACI) PassengerBoardingClearanceRequest service will facilitate the option

  • To get the boarding clearance status for the passenger.
  • To cancel the government boarding clearance status associated previously for the passenger.

How it works

The CKI Passenger Boarding Clearance Request API Service shall be consumed to get the boarding clearance for a single passenger only. And will not support multiple passengers in single request. For the passenger travelling with infant, the request for both adult and infant shall be made using a single request.

Request to TIMATIC Timatic is an application maintained and run by IATA which provides details on cross border passenger documentation requirements. Responses from Timatic Autocheck indicate whether the passenger has the required document to travel and if not, what additional documentation would be required.

Request to APP Advance Passenger Processing (APP) is a means of collecting and conveying advance passenger information (API) to governments and obtaining advice on the eligibility of passengers to travel to that country or countries. If the passenger’s itinerary contains more than one APP country, then responses will be received from both.

Request to DHS When a DHS request is performed for a passenger, TSA will perform per boarding validation with DHS and CBP, and the response will always contain boarding clearance status for DHS and a boarding clearance status for ESTA. Request for infant travelling with the passenger shall be done along with the passenger itself.

Request to iAPI Status - GOV Interactive Advance Passenger Information ( iAPI ) program interactively provided passenger and flight information to the respective government agencies to evaluate the passenger’s information and provide authorization to board the passenger on the border crossing flights. Below are the Government Agencies who use IAPI program to authorize passenger boarding.

  • Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • Republic of Korea
  • Taiwan The agent will need to specify the two-letter country code for which the request needs be performed. Two countries’ iAPI can be requested in one single call.

Request for Documents Verification (DOCV) This facilitates adding or cancelling the travel documentation verification for the passenger. This may trigger calls internally to the following, depending on the flight and the passenger’s itinerary. Document verification/cancellation must be done separately for the passenger and the infant.

Request Boarding Clearance for Multiple Mandates In a single call to the PassengerBoardingClearanceRequest one can obtain boarding clearance for below mandates together as

  • Timaitc for passenger and infant
  • APP - Request or Cancel
  • Document Verification(DOCV) for passenger and infant – Request or Cancel
  • DHS Request
  • GOV for 2 countries

How to use

To perform below activities client can use PassengerBoardingClearanceRequest service.

  • Request for Timatic for an infant travelling with a passenger.
  • Request for Advance Passenger Processing (APP). If the passenger’s itinerary contains more than one APP country, then responses will be received from both.
  • Request for DHS. This interactively provides customer and flight information to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for security screening. Request for infant travelling with the passenger shall be done along with the passenger itself.
    • The agent will need to specify the two-letter country code for which the iAPI request needs to be performed. Two countries iAPI can be requested in one single call.
    • Request for passenger document verification.