Travelers 18 years of age or older are required to have a valid, current U.S. federal or state-issued photo ID that contains name, date of birth, gender, expiration date and a tamper-resistant feature for travel to or from a U.S. Territory (Guam, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands). Expired documents are not accepted. The following IDs are accepted:
TSA ID requirements are changing. Please visit the TSA website to learn more about how REAL ID will impact you.
Non-US/Canadian citizens are not required to carry their passports if they have documents issued by the U.S. government such as Permanent Resident Cards. Those who do not should be carrying their passports while visiting the U.S.
Children under the age of 18 traveling with an adult are not required to show ID at time of check-in.
Customers who do not present an acceptable ID may be subject to additional screening.
Customers who willfully refuse to provide identification at security checkpoint will be denied access to the secure area of airports.
Beginning May 2017, TSA is conducting a pilot using Credential Authentication Technology (CAT) at the security checkpoint in some U.S. airports. CAT verifies the authenticity of a passenger’s photo ID and validates information from the ID against TSA’s Secure Flight vetting system. TSA will permanently delete the data from the CAT systems within 24 hours of the flight departure time. You can refer to the DHS Privacy Impact Assessment, or for additional information about this pilot, please contact TSA.
Children ages 5-14 traveling alone are not required to show ID at time of check-in, however, they are encouraged to carry some form of ID during travel.
Please review our information on children traveling alone.
If not arriving directly from the U.S. or U.S. territory, please review International Travel Document Requirements.