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Identification of passengers from Spain

The documentation you need to show at the check-in counters and boarding gates to check that your identity.

Domestic Flights

Documentation needed for domestic flights
Passenger’s nationality Documentation needed

National

Over 14 years of age: National identification card (DNI) or passport, not necessarily current, or a driver’s licence issued in Spain.

Under 14 years of age: Exempt, responsibility lies with the person who travels.

EU / Schengen / Andorra / Liechtenstein

Passport or valid ID, not necessarily current.

Valid residence permit for Spain or any other Schengen state.

Driver’s licence issued in Spain

Third countries

Valid passport or travel document.

Valid residence permit for Spain or any other Schengen state.

Driver’s licence issued in Spain

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Flights to EU/Schengen / Andorra / Liechtenstein

Documentation needed for EU/Schengen / Andorra / Liechtenstein flights
Passenger’s nationality Documentation needed

National

Valid passport or national identification card (DNI)

EU / Schengen / Andorra / Liechtenstein

Valid passport or travel document.

Third countries

Valid passport or travel document.

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Flights to third countries

Documentation needed for flights to other countries
Passenger’s nationality Documentation needed

National

Valid passport

EU / Schengen / Andorra / Liechtenstein

Valid passport or travel document.

Third countries

Valid passport or travel document.

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Clarifications to the documentation check.

The following definitions are used when applying the new security measures for checking documentation:

  • Trip title: Validly issued, current and with expiry date and limitations for its use in each specific case.

  • Travel documentation for refugees: Issued in accordance with the 1951 Geneva Convention on refugee status

  • Travel documentation for stateless persons: Issued in accordance with the 1954 Convention on stateless person status.

  • Other valid travel documents: Apart from the three mentioned above, the Spanish Ministry of the Interior provides for the possibility of travelling with other travel documents, such as a Seafarers’ Identification and Record Book or Seafarer’s Identity Document, although their use is less common.

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Minors under 14

What documents does a minor need to travel?

Check all the requirements you need to meet when travelling with children and infants, considering their age and destination

All passengers aged 14 or over should travel with a national identification card or passport.

Children under 14 do not have to have one but travelling with one will mean their identity does not have to be proven in a different fashion.

Minors travelling with their parents

Domestic Flights


If you are travelling with your children who are under 14 without a national identification card, you may be asked to show your family record book.


International flights (European and third countries)


All minors should present their own national identification card or passport and also meet the requirements of the destination country.

If the person who accompanies the minor is not one of his/her parents or if the minor is travelling alone

Domestic Flights


Children under 14 without a national identification card or passport may be asked to show one of these documents:

  • Accreditation from a notary public with the personal details of the minor and a photograph, and which includes the father, mother or guardian's travel authorisation.

  • Authorisation formalised in a Police Office: Via the personal appearance of the father, mother or guardian, on behalf of the person who has custody of the minor during the trip, and which shall be compared at all times with that person’s national identification card or passport.

If you have booked our special unaccompanied minor service you will need to fill in the Mandatory Release of Liability Form and hand it in at the airport for checking against your other documentation. For domestic flights, minors under the age 14 do not need to present an ID card or passport. (See the exceptional circumstances for the Air Shuttle under "Special cases").


International flights (European and third countries)


All minors should present their own national identification card or passport and also meet the requirements of the destination country.

If they travel alone and do not have a Passport, the DNI must be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian Authorisation formalised in a Police Department.

If you have booked our special unaccompanied minor service you will also need to fill in the Mandatory Release of Liability Form and hand it in at the airport for checking against your other documentation.


Special cases

Shuttle Service

To buy tickets for the shuttle, an ID card or passport must be presented as a means of identification. If the minor is accompanied by their parents, the parents' ID will be sufficient to link them to the child's ticket.


Departures from Spanish airports

Entry through to the boarding area is permitted to guardians or family members of minors under 14 who are travelling alone for departures from airports in Spain. Once you have requested our Minor Companion Service, you can ask for a Companions’ Card at the Iberia check-in desk. They will only be allowed access to accompany the minor to the boarding gate on the day and time of the flight. The adult companion should carry his/her valid passport or national identification card to pass through border control with the minor.


Identification on international flights

On international flights (European and other countries), as there is no standardised regulation, all minors (travelling accompanied or unaccompanied, regardless of their age) must present their own document, national identification card or passport, in addition to complying with the requirements of the destination country.

If they travel alone and do not have a Passport, the DNI must be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian Authorisation formalised in a Police Department.


Flights to Mexico

All minors who travel to/from Mexico alone or accompanied by a third person who is not either their parents or their legal guardian should present a document signed by both parents or the parent who has custody or the person who has guardianship before a notary public or pertinent authority where it states that the child is allowed to leave the national territory. When it is a document granted abroad, it should be authorised or apostilled, depending on the case, with a translation (if in a language other than Spanish). In the specific case of Spain, the Police have an authorisation document for these cases.


Children travelling to/ from or transitting South Africa

For travel to and from South Africa, all children need to bring various documents, regardless if they travel with both parents, with one parent, with an accompanying adult or alone.

Please ensure you check with your local South African Embassy to ensure you have the correct paperwork for when your child is due to travel. Read more about the new rules for travel to/from South Africa.

www.dirco.gov.za


Flights within the United States

Within the territory of the United States children up to 15 years of age are considered minors and they must fly with an accompaniment service.

Unaccompanied minors under 18 on non-domestic flights

To travel to certain countries, unaccompanied minors under 18 on domestic flights will need a passport or national ID, the latter accompanied by authorisation from their father, mother or legal guardian which can be obtained from Police Stations, Civil Guard Stations, Courthouses, Notaries Public or Mayors.

If your documentation has been lost or stolen

Having reported loss to the state security forces will not be valid proof of the passenger’s identity. A state security civil servant may prove the identity, although this accreditation will only be valid to check your identity at the boarding gate on domestic flights and will not be enough to be accepted in the country of destination.

States in the European Union

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom.

States where the Schengen Agreement applies

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

SAE Programme to enter Mexico

Iberia is registered to the SAE programme and as such, electronic authorization can be processed through the National Migration Institute of Mexico's website by passengers with Russian, Turkish or Ukrainian nationality who wish to travel to Mexico.

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