Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 05101361 (posted Oct. 13, 2005)"
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has recently made available on its website procedures by which an individual may distinguish his or her name from a similar name on a Watch List. The Passenger Identity Verification Form (PIVF) is available at http://www.tsa.gov/interweb/assetlibrary/PIV_Form.pdf. Previously, individuals were required to contact TSA or the Ombudsman's office to obtain the clearance form.
An explanation of TSA's clearance procedures also is available on its website at http://www.tsa.gov/public/interapp/editorial/editorial_1829.xml. Please note that the clearance procedures apply only to persons affected by the Watch Lists and minor children. Submission of the PIVF does not actually remove a name from the Watch Lists. Instead this process places the names and identifying information of individuals in a cleared portion of the Watch Lists. The information also is transmitted to the airlines.