The Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) FAQs
1. What is APIS?
The Advance Passenger Information System or APIS was established by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. APIS provides a limited number of data elements (identification details from the passport and basic flight information) from commercial airlines to the computer system of the destination state.
When travelling to or from certain countries, passengers are required to provide advance passenger information (API) before they check in or they will be unable to fly.
2. Do I need to supply APIS information before I fly?
When travelling to or from certain countries, passengers are required to provide advance passenger information (API) before they check in or they will be unable to fly. These countries include:
||- Costa Rica
||- Dominican Republic
|- Republic of Korea
||- Russian Federation
||- Saint Lucia
||- Trinidad & Tobago
||- United Kingdom
||- United States
3. How can I enter my APIS information?
APIS information can be added on the airline’s website using the reference found on your e-ticket under ‘airline info’, please check if the destination you are travelling to requires APIS information.
4. If there is more than one airline do I need to add APIS with both airlines?
Yes - you will need to add your APIS for all the airlines you are flying with.