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amother




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Post Fri, Jan 22 2021, 10:15 am
What type of ID do kids need?
Also, if they are flying with one parent, do we need written proof that other parent consents? Does it have to be notarized?
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amother




Goldenrod
 

Post Fri, Jan 22 2021, 10:17 am
amother [ OP ] wrote:
What type of ID do kids need?
Also, if they are flying with one parent, do we need written proof that other parent consents? Does it have to be notarized?


For domestic travel kids just need a birth certificate.
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amother




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Post Fri, Jan 22 2021, 10:21 am
amother [ Goldenrod ] wrote:
For domestic travel kids just need a birth certificate.

Thanks!
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amother




Aubergine
 

Post Fri, Jan 22 2021, 10:24 am
amother [ OP ] wrote:
Thanks!


You only need a birth certificate for kids under 2 to prove they're under 2 and are a lap child that you don't pay for. And it can just be a copy of the birth certificate, it doesn't need to be the original.
For kids 2 and up, you don't need anything.

Editing to add that it could be different for different airlines? You need the copy of the birth certificate for southwest and you show that when you get your boarding passes from the counter.
You don't need anything when going through security.
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flowerpower




 
 
 
 

Post Fri, Jan 22 2021, 10:26 am
I never had to show any id for kids. Just my id. That’s all!
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doctorima




 
 
 
 

Post Fri, Jan 22 2021, 10:31 am
Under 18 doesn't need any ID at all for domestic travel, unless that's changed recently due to COVID rules. Also no need for a letter from the other parent unless leaving the country.
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amother




Khaki
 

Post Fri, Jan 22 2021, 11:55 am
doctorima wrote:
Under 18 doesn't need any ID at all for domestic travel, unless that's changed recently due to COVID rules. Also no need for a letter from the other parent unless leaving the country.


What if traveling domestically with 1 parent but parent doesn’t have same last name as kids?
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doctorima




 
 
 
 

Post Fri, Jan 22 2021, 1:59 pm
amother [ Khaki ] wrote:
What if traveling domestically with 1 parent but parent doesn’t have same last name as kids?


It shouldn't be a problem. As long as you're traveling domestically, they don't need ID, and it doesn't matter who is or isn't traveling with them. But it's always a good idea to verify with your airline and bring their written responses with you in case a gate agent tries to give you a hard time.
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amother




Powderblue
 

Post Fri, Jan 22 2021, 2:01 pm
According to US TSA, accompanied minors don't require any ID.
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