TSA does not require children under 18 to provide identification when traveling within the United States. Contact the airline for questions regarding specific ID requirements for travelers under 18.
What documents does a child need to fly within the US?
TSA does not require children under 18 to provide identification when traveling with a companion within the United States. The companion will need acceptable identification.
Does child need ID for domestic flight?
Children usually don’t need ID to fly domestically when they are accompanied by a parent or guardian, but they do need some paperwork when it comes to international flights.
Can I fly with my birth certificate and Social Security card?
A school ID, library card, Social Security card, birth certificate or an organization ID all suffice, as do the allowed identification forms for an adult, such as a state ID. Children younger than 14 do not require identification when traveling alone.
Can a child travel domestically without a passport?
Proof of age, such as a birth certificate or passport, may be required for infants under 2 years. If you don’t provide an acceptable form of identification for the infant upon request at check-in, your infant may not be allowed to travel.
What identification do I need to fly in 2021?
You must present an acceptable ID, such as a valid passport, state-issued enhanced driver’s license or U.S. military ID, to fly within the U.S. You will not be allowed to fly if your identity cannot be verified.
Can I fly with a paper ID?
The short answer: YES. If you’re catching a domestic flight within the US and your ID is lost, stolen or you left it at home, you might be in luck.
Do I need a birth certificate for my child to fly Southwest?
Age verification for Infant/Child fares will require a copy or original of any government-issued ID, such as a birth certificate or passport, for their Infant/Child. At that time, the date of birth in your Rapid Rewards® or Southwest account will be updated to indicate that age has been verified.