ICAO Annex 9 - Facilitation (FAL EN)

ICAO Annex 9 - Facilitation (FAL EN)

ICAO Course


The ICAO Annex 9 – Facilitation course is a face-to-face course that develops competencies relevant to staff from Civil Aviation Authorities (CAA) and border control authorities to deal collectively, in an inter-agency manner, with Annex 9’s facilitation provisions and support development and implementation of a National Air Transport Facilitation Programme (NATFP), National Air Transport Facilitation Committee (NATFC) and Airport Facilitation Committee.

Learning Objectives

• Explain the facilitation-related Articles of the Chicago Convention contained in Annex 9;

• Describe the content of Annex 9 – Facilitation and explain specific provisions on entry and departure of passengers, cargo, mail, crews and aircrafts;,

•Identify relevant stakeholders involved with or responsible for implementation of the National Air Transport Facilitation Programme;

•Describe the legal basis, content and structure of a National Air Transport Facilitation Programme based on the facilitation requirements of the Chicago Convention and of Annex 9 –Facilitation;

•Communicate the legal basis, composition and function of a  National Air Transport Facilitation Committee;

•Describe the Annex 9 provisions related to Passenger Data Exchange Systems

•Draft a sample NATFP


  • Module 0: Introduction
  • Module 1: ICAO Facilitation Program Overview
  • Module 2: Entry and Departure of Aircraft
  • Module 3: Entry and Departure of Persons and their Baggage
  • Module 4: Entry and Departure of Cargo and Other Articles
  • Module 5: Inadmissible Persons and Deportees
  • Module 6: International Airports – Facilities and Services for Traffic & Landing
  • Module 7: Facilitation provisions covering specific subjects
  • Module 8: Passenger Data Exchange Systems
  • Module 9: Health-Related Provisions

Primary Target Population

Middle management level personnel in Civil Aviation Authority and relevant border control authorities responsible for and/or involved in establishing and implementing the NATFP and NATFC, such as Customs, immigration, health, quarantine, visa-issuing authorities, travel document-issuing authorities, and agencies responsible, e.g. for disability affairs, foreign affairs, law enforcement, etc

Entry Requirements

1. Proficiency in the English language;

2. Experience in the area of facilitation;

3. Computer literacy.

Upcoming Sessions

Dates Location Host Fee
17 - 21 Jul, 2023
UTC+03:00 (Nairobi) time zone
1,500.00 USD
3 - 8 Sep, 2023
UTC+03:00 (Kuwait) time zone
1,300.00 USD
18 - 22 Sep, 2023
UTC+01:00 (Amsterdam) time zone
1,350.00 EUR
16 - 20 Oct, 2023
UTC-05:00 (Eastern Time (US & Canada)) time zone
International Civil Aviation Organization
1,667.00 USD
CAA Employee: 1,250.25 USD
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Course Info
Language: English
Delivery Mode: Instructor-led (In-person and Virtual)
5 Days / 30 Hours
5 Days / 30 Hours
Level: Technical