MacArthur Airport ID Badges
LIMA ID OFFICE
Located next to the West Security Checkpoint in the Main Terminal Building.
Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Long Island MacArthur Airport
Attn: Airport ID Section
100 Arrival Avenue Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Individuals who require unescorted access to the Air Operations Area (AOA), Restricted, Secured or Sterile Areas at Long Island MacArthur Airport (LIMA) must have an Airport-issued photo identification badge. Badge issuance is limited to individuals who have cleared the FBI-based criminal history check and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Security Threat Assessment (STA) and have a frequent and recurring need for access. All badge applicants must also provide documentation establishing identity and employment eligibility (see I-9 form below). Contact the LIMA ID Office at 631-467-3315 for more information on the procedure.
All applicants must submit the Badge Application form, which must be completely filled out, signed by the employer and submitted to the Long Island MacArthur Airport ID Office for processing. The form will be reviewed by the Airport’s ID Office for accuracy. Badge application forms are available at LIMA's ID Office or by fax or email, upon request. Only an ORIGINAL Badge Application Form with an ORIGINAL signature will be accepted.
DO NOT submit a photocopy.
All Badge applicants must present two forms of identification or documentation when applying for or renewing a Long Island MacArthur Airport ID Badge. For a list of acceptable documents, please click on the link below:
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AUTHORIZING SIGNATURE FORM
Each company that requests LIMA ID Badges must identify one or more responsible company employees as ”Authorizing Signers.” Only Badge Application Forms signed by an “Authorizing Signer” will be accepted for processing. Names of individuals authorized to sign Badge Application Forms for a particular company are on file in the LIMA ID Office. Each Badge Application submitted for processing will be checked to ensure that it is authorized by one of the designated individuals. Only individuals who possess a LIMA photo ID Badge may be Authorizing Signers. The signature of an Authorizing Signer on a Badge Application Form certifies that the applicant is an employee of the particular company, requires unescorted access to the AOA, and that the Application has been reviewed for completeness. The Authorizing Signer is also responsible for indicating on the Badge Application that the employee will have a need to drive on the AOA.
BACKGROUND CHECK INFORMATION
FBI/CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD CHECKS
All individuals applying for a Long Island MacArthur Airport Security Identification Area (SIDA) Badge must undergo an FBI fingerprint-based criminal history check as part of the Badge issuance process. Electronic fingerprint results must come back cleared before issuance of the LIMA Photo ID Badge. Please allow 1-5 days for fingerprint results to be returned.
The Airport will deny issuance of a LIMA photo ID Badge to any employee who is currently being charged with or is convicted of any of the TSA disqualifying crimes within the last 10 years.
DISQUALIFYING CRIMES LIST
Federal Regulations require all employees to submit a FBI Fingerprint Criminal History Check before receiving unescorted access privileges. The Criminal History check verifies that there have been no convictions of any of the TSA disqualifying crimes within the past 10 years. A copy of the Criminal History results will be made available to the employee upon receipt of a written request (form may be obtained from LIMAs ID Office).
• A felony involving illegal possession of a controlled substance punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment of more than 1 year.
• Unlawful possession, use, sale, distribution, or manufacture of an explosive or weapon
• A felony involving possession or distribution of stolen property
• A felony involving dishonesty, fraud, or misrepresentation
• A felony involving theft
• A felony involving burglary
• Armed robbery or felony unarmed robbery
• A felony involving importation or manufacture of a controlled substance
• Distribution of, or intent to distribute a controlled substance
• A felony involving aggravated assault
• Rape or aggravated sexual abuse
• A felony involving bribery
• A felony involving willful destruction of property
• A felony involving a threat
• Assault with intent to murder
• Kidnapping or hostage taking
• Felony arson
• Carrying a weapon or explosive aboard an aircraft
• Conveying false information and threats
• Commission of certain crimes aboard an aircraft in flight
• Destruction of an aircraft or aircraft facility
• Interference with flight crew members or flight attendants
• Forgery of certificates, false making of aircraft and other aircraft registration violations
• Unlawful entry into an aircraft or airport area that serves air carriers or foreign air carriers contrary to established security requirements
• Interference with air navigation
• Aircraft piracy outside the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States
• Aircraft piracy
• Improper transportation of a hazardous material
• Lighting violations involving transporting controlled substances
• Violence at international airports
• Conspiracy to attempt or commit any of the aforementioned acts
SECURITY THREAT ASSESSMENT (STA)
All individuals applying for a LIMA photo ID Badge must undergo a TSA Security Threat Assessment (STA) as part of the Badge issuance. Long Island MacArthur Airport will not issue a LIMA photo ID Badge until the TSA has completed an STA on the applicant. Please allow 2-5 days for the STA to be completed.
Badge applicants must be able to comprehend Long Island MacArthur Airport’s security rules, guidelines, regulations and procedures and possess the ability to perform the responsibilities associated with unescorted access privileges. To fulfill this requirement, all individuals applying for a LIMA photo ID Badge must first undergo security training. Training is conducted at Long Island MacArthur Airport’s Security and Training Office Monday through Friday during normal business hours. Applicants will need to come in for processing/fingerprinting before attending the training.
As part of training, applicants must pass a test which certifies their understanding of the information presented. Those failing the test will be permitted to repeat the training after a minimum of a one-day period between training times. A request to re-take the training must be made in writing by an Authorized Signer, and will be reviewed for approval on a case-by-case basis. Questions regarding this request or any other special arrangements must be directed to the LIMA ID Office.
Badges that have been lost or stolen MUST BE REPORTED IMMEDIATELY to the LIMA Law Enforcement Office. This notification will allow the Airport’s ID Office to “revoke” the lost or stolen Badge in the Security Card Access System, so if found, the badge cannot be used to gain access.
Individuals who require a replacement Badge must fill out a “Badge Replacement Form” before a replacement may be issued. This form must be signed by the Authorizing Signer for the company. Badge Replacement Forms are available in the LIMA ID Office.
RETURN OF LIMA ID BADGES
It is the responsibility of each company to maintain accountability of all Long Island MacArthur Airport ID Badges issued to their employees. Badges must be retrieved and returned to the Airport when an individual no longer requires access to the AOA, Restricted or Secured Areas, resigns, is terminated, retires, is laid-off, on strike or is on medical or maternity leave. Badges must be returned to LIMA's ID Office a Returned Badge Form within 3 days (72 hours) of the separation.
NOTE: Contractor Badges are valid only for the construction project for which they were issued. Upon completion of the project, all badges must be returned.
In cases when an ID Badge is not retrieved from the individual at the time of separation, LIMAs ID Office must be notified by telephone or in person within eight hours. In cases of termination for cause, where the company does not have the LIMA photo ID Badge, notification must be made IMMEDIATELY. Upon notification, the Long Island MacArthur ID Office will revoke the individual’s access in the Security Card Access Control System, to prevent any further access to the AOA, Restricted or Secured Areas. A Separation Form must still be filled out and submitted, indicating what steps the company has taken to retrieve the ID Badge from the former employee.
ALL BADGES ISSUED TO YOUR COMPANY MUST BE ACCOUNTED FOR.
Failure to notify Long Island MacArthur Airport about any LIMA photo ID Badge that you can no longer account for is a violation of the Airport Security Plan and may result in administrative sanctions and/or civil penalties.