Documents to Carry

Your checklist for a worry-free travel

Have I got everything I need? A constant question that troubles every traveller. Leave it to us to make it easy for you. Having a checklist of documents before your journey can ease your travel woes. Whether it's understanding the documentation you need or the unique entry requirements for the country you're visiting, we've got you covered.

Documents for domestic flights 

For domestic travel in India, please carry your ticket and a valid proof-of-identity document. Acceptable proof of identification documents are

  • Passport
  • Voter ID card 
  • Aadhaar card
  • PAN card 
  • Driver's licence
  • ID card with photo issued by the central or state government, public sector undertakings, local bodies, or public limited companies.
  • Student identity card issued by a government institution or government-recognized educational institution.
  • Nationalized bank passbook with an attested photograph.
  • Pension card/pension documents with a photograph.
  • Disability ID card/handicapped medical certificate issued by the respective State/UT governments or administrations.

DigiLocker

Proof of identity and travel documents stored in DigiLocker are accepted at airports in India if you wish to avoid carrying physical documents.

Infants and minors

Infants and minors do not require proof of identity when travelling with parents or guardians who carry valid IDs. Unaccompanied minors must have one of the proof-of-identity documents listed above.

Unable to present any of the acceptable identity proofs?

If a traveller cannot present any of the listed documents, then a group 'A' gazetted central or state government officer can issue an identity certificate. The officer must submit the duly attested certificate on the official letterhead with a photograph of the passenger.

Documents for international flights

If you are flying internationally, please carry a valid passport, visa, entry permit, and necessary health certificates. Also, ensure that embarkation forms, if required, are completed and submitted to customs and immigration authorities before boarding the aircraft.

When you're travelling, it's important to download and carry your e-visa status with you, either in digital or printed form. This documentation is necessary for the boarding process, ensuring that you have the required paperwork as per the regulations set by immigration authorities and Air India.

Note: If you are a seaman,  download  the IATA individual ship's crew fare resolution.

Name matching on identification document and flight ticket 

Please provide your full name exactly as it appears on the valid identification proof that you will present at the time of entry into the airport, check-in, immigration, or boarding.  

The name on your e-ticket should match your passport, Aadhaar card, or other proof of identity you will present at the airport for entry, check-in, and boarding.   

If your name on the identification proof does not match the name provided in the booking, you will not be permitted to enter the airport or board the flight.

If you don't have a first name or last name or would like to understand the name format policy for different countries, please follow these instructions to complete your booking successfully.