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Security screening at Kansas City International Airport is conducted by a subcontractor of the Transportation Security Administration. Effective September 1, 2020, VMD Corp is the contractor. Together with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Kansas City International police division, the TSA and VMD work as a team to ensure safe and efficient passenger screening experience.

  • Beginning May 7, 2025, every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license, passport, or other acceptable form of ID to fly within the United States.

    REAL ID-compliant cards are marked with a star at the top of the card. If you’re not sure, contact your state driver’s license agency (MissouriKansas or full state list) on how to obtain a REAL ID-compliant card. For more information on this federally mandated act, please visit the Department of Homeland Security website or the Transportation Security Administration website.

    Travelers flying internationally must still have a passport. For information about obtaining a passport or visa information, visit the website for the Department of State.

  • The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is responsible for the security of airline passengers, their belongings and the aircraft. Visit the travel section of the TSA website for security information, packing guidelines and official travel tips.

  • VMD Corp defends our nation’s critical air travel infrastructure. They are recognized leaders in protecting domestic and foreign travelers and ensuring the safety and security of all individuals within our borders. VMD has developed a strong reputation within TSA as a leading provider of Aviation Security Services at airports throughout the United States, including at Kansas City International Airport.

  • The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ensures the national airport system is safe, efficient and environmentally responsible and meets the needs of the traveling public. Visit the airports section of the FAA website for further information. The FAA also has a PackSafe site on packing safely for everyone onboard the aircraft.

  • The Aviation Department's Airport Police Division provides protection and service to all persons and property within the jurisdictions of the Kansas City International Airport and Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport. Provides prompt assistance with and direction to the needs of the public and airport tenants through responsive and courteous interaction. Ensures the safe and orderly movement of traffic through effective direction and enforcement. Provides badging services to all airport employees and tenants through the ID Office. Regulates the operations of all taxi and limousine services. Provides additional informational and security related needs to the patrons, tenants and airport employees through the Airport Communications Center.

    Non-emergency issues – (816) 243-5237
    Emergencies – (816) 243-4000

  • The TSA PreCheck program allows members to enjoy a smoother security screening process within the U.S. with no need to remove shoes, laptops, 3-1-1 liquids, belts or light jackets. Visit the TSA PreCheck website to learn more or sign up.

    Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk international travelers upon arrival into the United States. Members enter the United States by accessing the Global Entry processing technology at selected airports. Visit the CBP Global Entry website to learn more or sign up.

  • Almost a million times each day, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers welcome international travelers into the United States of America. In screening both foreign visitors and returning U.S. citizens, CBP uses a variety of techniques to assure that global tourism remains safe and strong. Descriptions of CBP processes and programs are available for first-time and frequent travelers. Visit the CBP website to learn more.

  • The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States and administers the nation’s lawful immigration system. It has 21,000 government employees and contractors working at more than 200 offices across the world. Visit the CIS website to learn more.