The legal responsibilities of airline carriers are found in the migration laws and regulations of the state that grants those rights to land. All carriers must therefore be familiar with, and comply with, a wide range of legislation and regulations relating to national border control procedure and admittance.
This is detailed in Annex 9 of ICAO’s Convention on Civil Aviation, known as the Chicago Convention which covers the obligations on Carriers and states regarding the Facilitation of people and implementation of Border Control.
Having effective and harmonised guidelines to deal with:
are important for airlines and airports to meet their obligations and provide the highest levels of customer service, as well as keep control of operational costs of staff and IT systems incurred as a result of new security requirements and mandates.