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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.

Children under 14 without a national identification card or passport may be asked to show one of these documents: family record book, an accreditation from a notary public or an authorisation formalised in a Police Office.

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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Documentation needed for minors

All passengers 14 and over should travel with a national identification card or passport. Children under 14 travelling on domestic flights do not have to have one but if they don't, they will have to prove their identity by other means.

On international flights (European and other countries), because there are no standard regulations, all minors (accompanied or not and regardless of age) should show their own national identification card or passport (with formalised authorisation from a police station if travelling alone), and must also meet the requirements of the country they are travelling to.

For further information you can see: Documentation required for minors  

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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