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Advance Passenger Information: British Airways

19th February 2008 * The governments of various countries require British Airways and other airlines to collect Advance Passenger Information for passengers prior to travel.

* BA will only provide each country’s Customs and Immigration Authorities with the relevant information required by them, however some governments require airlines to provide them with direct access to airline passenger bookings (PNRs) which may contain other passenger data.

* It is also important that the information is accurate so that you do not have any delay when you pass through Immigration on arrival in these countries.

* You should provide your API to the airline in advance of going to the airport whenever possible. You can do this at any time in advance of your flight through on ba.com (for British Airways flights) or your airlines on online check in system . If necessary, you can give the information at an airport desk.


USA

Laws in force in the USA require British Airways to collect the following information from all passengers travelling to and from the USA, prior to travel.

Passport information, including:

* passport number
* country which issued passport
* passport expiry date
* given names (as they appear on the passport)
* last name
* gender
* date of birth
* nationality
* the Alien Registration Number (Green Card) is also required for those who have US residency.


In addition, the following information is required for passengers travelling to the USA from the UK:

* country of residence
* destination address in the US for all passengers except US Citizens or residents


Canada

Laws already in force in Canada require British Airways to collect the following information from all passengers travelling to Canada, prior to travel.

Passport information, including:

* passport number
* country which issued passport
* given names (as they appear on the passport)
* last name
* gender
* date of birth
* nationality


Mexico

Laws in force in Mexico will require British Airways to collect the following information from all passengers travelling to and from Mexico, prior to travel.

Passport information, including:

* passport number
* country which issued passport
* passport expiry date
* given names (as they appear on the passport)
* last name
* gender
* date of birth
* nationality


China

Laws in force in China require British Airways to collect the following information from all passengers travelling to and from China (excluding Hong Kong), prior to travel.

Passport information, including:

* passport number
* country which issued passport
* passport expiry date
* given names (as they appear on the passport)
* last name
* gender
* date of birth
* nationality


United Arab Emirates (Dubai only)

Laws in force in the United Arab Emirates require British Airways to collect the following information from all passengers travelling to and from Dubai prior to travel.

Passport information, including:

* passport number
* country which issued passport
* passport expiry date
* given names (as they appear on the passport)
* last name
* gender
* date of birth
* nationality


Japan

Laws in force in Japan will require British Airways to collect the following information from all passengers travelling to Japan, prior to travel.

Passport information, including:

* passport number
* given names (as they appear on the passport)
* last name
* gender
* date of birth
* nationality

Spain

Laws already in force in Spain require British Airways to collect the following information from all passengers travelling to Spain, prior to travel.

Passport information, including:

* passport number
* given names (as they appear on the passport)
* last name
* gender
* date of birth
* nationality


Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, Jamacia, St Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago

Laws in force in the Caribbean countries listed above will require British Airways to collect the following information from all passengers travelling to those countries, prior to travel.

Passport information, including:

* passport number
* country which issued passport
* passport expiry date
* given names (as they appear on the passport)
* last name
* gender
* date of birth
* nationality


United Kingdom

Laws in force in the UK require British Airways to collect the following information from all passengers travelling to and from certain cities in the USA, the United Arab Emirates, Thailand, South Africa (Johannesburg only), Pakistan, Jamaica, Algeria, Iran, Syria and Morocco prior to travel.

Passport information, including:

* passport number
* country which issued passport
* passport expiry date
* given names (as they appear on the passport)
* last name
* gender
* date of birth
* nationality


 
 
 
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