Individual’s who have a job-related need or have an aircraft based at Bellingham International Airport may require unescorted access to the AOA, SIDA and/or Secured area of the airport. Individuals who require unescorted access must successfully complete the Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) or Non-Security Identification Display Area (Non-SIDA) process in order to obtain an airport security badge.
If you are not certain about what type of airport security badge is required, please contact your company’s Authorized Signatory representative or the Airport Administration Office at 360-715-2320.
For both SIDA and Non-SIDA badges, the deadline for completing all necessary steps for badge issuance (e.g. two forms of I.D., training, etc.) must be done within 45 days for a new badge. Badge holders may begin the renewal process as early as 30 days prior to the expiration date and will have until 30 days past the expiration date to complete the renewal process. Should an applicant fail to complete all the necessary steps within their time-frames, that application will expire and a new application must be re-submitted for badge issuance.
The Bellingham International Airport conducts fingerprinting by appointment only. Please contact the Airport Administration Office to schedule a fingerprinting appointment 360-715-2320.
Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) Badge Application Process
In order to obtain a SIDA badge at Bellingham International Airport, you must complete the SIDA Badge Application Process (PDF). Please follow the SIDA badge application process instructions carefully.
Once you have completed the SIDA badge application process, you must complete TSA and FAA required training courses which will be distributed to you or your authorized signatory. Training courses must be completed prior to badge issuance.
Non-SIDA Badge Application Process (General Aviation - AOA)
In order to obtain a Non-SIDA badge at Bellingham International Airport, you must complete the Non-SIDA Badge Application Process (PDF). Please follow the Non-SIDA badge application process instructions carefully.