Issuing bodies

As an issuing body, you are required to comply with the requirements and obligations of the Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005, and the Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Regulations 2003.

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Issuing body resources

The Department is working with issuing bodies to implement a range of improvements to the ASIC and MSIC schemes.

Among the changes will be strengthened eligibility checking, enhanced identity verification and improved card design.

Regulatory guidance and templates

Issuing bodies need to submit, hold and maintain an approved ASIC Program or MSIC Plan. Templates and guidance materials are provided below to assist.

Aviation issuing body

Maritime issuing body

Submitting applications and supporting documentation

Applications and supporting documents can be submitted by:

or

  • Mail: Regulatory Submissions
    GPO Box 1966
    Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

ASIC and MSIC factsheets

The following factsheets provide you with detailed information about the upcoming changes to identity security within the ASIC and MSIC schemes

  • Issuing body enhancements PDF: 467 KB ReadSpeaker
  • ASIC issuing body—Role-specific white ASIC PDF: 487 KB ReadSpeaker
  • MSIC issuing body—Role-specific white MSIC PDF: 404 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Background checking of minors—information for issuing bodies and industry PDF: 294 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Background checking of minors—information for applicants and cardholders PDF: 465 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Background checking of minors—Supplementary factsheet PDF: 315 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Issuing body revocation procedures PDF: 283 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Visitor identification card (VIC) enhancements PDF: 294 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Identity Verification – information for issuing bodies and industry PDF: 344 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Identity Verification – information for applicants and cardholders PDF: 353 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Identity Verification – information for VIC issuers PDF: 252 KB ReadSpeaker

ASIC and MSIC communication material

The following material gives you more information about upcoming changes to identity security within the ASIC and MSIC schemes.