Security and Customs


At O'Hare, security and safety are always our top priorities. The Transportation Security Adminstration​ (TSA) handles and manages all aspects of our security checkpoints located in each terminal. On our page you will find their hours of operation and links to important security information.

As one of the busiest airports in the world, it is also our goal to ensure travelers experience ease of travel while passing through our airport. Services such as Global EntryAutomated Passport Control and 1-Stop allow international passengers the opportunity to skip thge long lines with expedited entry. Mobile Passport Control also allows travelers to submit passport information and customs declaration via mobile application, lessening the wait time for entry into the U.S.

Lastly, the Federal Aviation Administration ​(FAA) has created a Pack Safe initiative to help travelers understand what is allowed onto an aircraft. Be sure to visit their page to prepare for seamless travel.​​​​