The Joint Regional Communications Center is an agency of IMPACS that is mandated to be the main point of contact for Advance Passenger Information (API) from all carriers (aviation and maritime) transiting the region.
API information should include mainly information contained on a person’s passport which is often collected at check-in. This includes but is not limited to:
Data is submitted by all aviation and maritime carriers notwithstanding size, via ARINC or SITA to our telex address or through the JRCC Web Portal to the JRCC Servers where it is processed and security vetted. The relevant portion of the API is then disseminated to the respective destination Member State.
The CARICOM IMPACS-JRCC is the competent authority which functions as an information and communications Centre for the capturing, processing and transmitting of Advance Passenger Information received seven days a week, twenty-four (24) hours a day to Law Enforcement, Border Control and Intelligence Agencies and participating Member States.
Aviation and maritime carriers can access the CARICOM IMPACS-JRCC web services at https://caricomeapis.org
A link to the methods of submission will be provided here.
Besides being used for faster immigration clearance, the information is security vetted by the Centre. It will also help to monitor passengers movement for statistical and analytical purposes.
Presently each Member State has enacted legislation to enforce the submission of API by airlines and carriers transiting the Region.
APIS legislation has stipulated the minimum link to data elements data elements required for the submission of APIS.
Only the JRCC and the respective destination State will have access to API.
All APIs data is stored on JRCC Servers and Member States Client computers. These servers/computers are only accessed by authorized persons.