Adult passengers 18 and over must show valid identification at the airport checkpoint in order to travel. A general rule of thumb for international travel is that your passport is your primary source of identification. Many times, U.S. Citizens forget this, as your driver’s license is often all you need for domestic travel. It’s imperative to remember that the name on your airline ticket must match your passport name for international travel. The name on your driver’s licenses or other state photo identity cards issued by department of motor vehicles (or equivalent) is fine for domestic travel within the us.

Real ID All state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards must be Real ID-compliant by May 3, 2023. If you plan to use your state-issued ID or license to fly within the United States, make sure it is Real ID compliant. If you are not sure if your ID complies with Real ID, check with your state Department of Motor Vehicles.

Children 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.