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What documents does a minor need to travel?


Check all the requirement you must meet when travelling with children and babies, considering their age and destination


All passengers aged 14 or over should travel with a National Identification Document or passport.

Children under 14 do not have to have one but travelling with one will avoid having to prove their identity in a different fashion.

The Airport National Security Programme requires compliance with all the previous requisites.

Minors travelling with their parents

Domestic Flights


If you are travelling with your children under 14 without a National Identification Document, you may be asked to show your Family Record Book.

International flights (European and third countries)


All minors should present their own National Identification Document 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

Domestic Flights


Children under 14 without a National Identification Document 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 authorisation of the father, mother or guardian for the minor to travel.
  • 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 Document or passport.

International flights (European and third countries)


All minors should present their own National Identification Document or passport and also meet the requirements of the destination country.

Special cases

Flights to Mexico

Starting 24 January 2014, all minors who travel to/from Mexico alone or accompanied by a third person who is not either of 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.

Departures from Spanish domestic 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 domestic airports (in Spain). Please 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 DNI to be able to access the border control together with the minor.