Apply for an Approval

Download Application Form for a Groundhandling Approval 

Applications must also be accompanied by a completed Insurance Declaration Form, further details of which are provided below.

There is a fee payable on application for a Groundhandling Approval, the fee structure is as follows (effective from 1st January 2014) :

Application fee €1,821
Annual fee €1,821
Licence amendment fee €809
Late fee €2,023

Further details on the fees for Groundhandling Approval applications are provided here

Insurance

The Commission requires that groundhandlers maintain adequate insurance at all times to cover liability in respect of employees, passengers, luggage, cargo, mail and third parties.

If a company fails to maintain adequate insurance cover, the Commission may withdraw that company's Groundhandling Approval.

The Commission applies the following minimum levels of insurance cover to all groundhandlers:

Type of cover Minimum liability
Public liability  
Airside €127,000,000
Landside €6,350,000
War risks US$50,000,000
Motor vehicles €127,000,000
Employer's liability €13,000,000
Motor Cover  
Bodily injury Unlimited
Property damage €114,276
Airside included Yes

The following Insurance Declaration Form is required to be completed by first-time applicants and also on an annual basis by holders of Groundhandling approvals in order to ensure compliance with the insurance requirements.

Monitoring and Compliance

Click here for summary of monitoring and compliance requirements applicable to Groundhandling Approval holders.

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