When flying with us you will always need to have the correct travel documents to travel to countries that you intend to go to. To help you get things right, please see some of the questions we’ve been asked before.
You need to provide photographic ID at check-in on all flights, including domestic services. If you check-in online you will still need to provide your photographic ID when you go through security and again when you board the plane.
Photographic ID means:-
* not every country issues a national identity card
Please note: a driving licence does not represent a valid photographic ID, with the exception of UK domestic flights.
You don't have to wait for your passport to expire before applying. You can carry up to nine months unused time from your old passport on to your new one. For help, call the IPS Passport Advice line on 0300 222 0000 or visit gov.uk for more information.
On specific routes all airlines are required to provide details about their passengers before they travel. This is a mandatory requirement and is known as Advance Passenger Information (API).
API is currently required on the following routes:
This information must be provided for all bookings made online, through our contact centre and at the airport sales desk.
Adding your details
API can be added up to 2 hours prior to the scheduled departure time of your flight however we recommend that you provide us with this information as soon as possible. This can be done online, by calling our Customer Service Team or at the easyJet airport sales desk. To add APIs to your booking online, simply go to the ‘Check in online’ window on our home page easyJet.com on the right side, enter your details and add the requested information.
If adding API online please note that in the majority of cases the country of issue is the same as the nationality, however ID cards/passports issued by Foreign Embassies in foreign countries are considered as being issued by the country to which the embassy belongs. For example documents issued by the British Embassy in France will be issued by the United Kingdom. For IDs and passports which do not have an expiry date stated the date 10 years on from entering the API should be given, for example if today is 1 February 2012 you should enter 1 February 2022 as the expiry date.
Changing your details
If you made the booking on easyJet.com you can change API in your booking online. Simply login to My easyJet, locate the booking you wish to update and click on ‘Amend document details’.
easyJet is a ticketless airline - it is one way that helps keep our fares low. On completion of your booking you will receive confirmation of the flight details via email. Once you have received your booking confirmation you can check in online and print your boarding pass before going to the airport.
Children under the age of 16 travelling on domestic flights in the UK, France, Spain and Portugal are not required to provide identification if accompanied by an adult who can vouch for the child’s identity. Children travelling on domestic flights in Italy must be in possession of their National Identity Card or Passport.
Children travelling on international flights must have either a valid ID card or passport and any other necessary documents. Specific restrictions exist in relation to ID requirements for children of certain nationalities, or travelling to/from specific countries. Please refer to the below table for further information.
Children added to a Parents/Guardians Passport – EU/EEA Nationals (except UK and Ireland)
From 26th June 2012 children should have their own Passport when travelling (one person per passport) as the 3 year transition period for entering children in their parents passport finishes. From this date onwards existing entries of children in their parents passports are no longer valid. The passport is only valid for its holder and any child added to the document MUST hold their own passport. This does not affect the right to travel with an EU National Identity Card if applicable. Please refer to your passport issuing office for further details.
Children aged 15 and over MUST hold their own Passport in order to travel to/from the Czech Republic.
French aged under 18 years
Children under the age of 18 years leaving French Territory travelling without parents/legal guardian for flights within EU (only) require only a National ID Card or Passport. Travel from French Territory outside the EU still
requires written authorisation to travel from their parents/legal guardian.
NOTE: Under 18’s travelling with a Valid Passport do not require this form as a Passport acts as parental/guardian authority/consent.
Spanish aged under 18 years
Children under the age of 18 years travelling without their parents/legal guardians and holding a National ID Card only must have a form of written authorisation to travel from their parents/legal guardian. The form can be collected from local Police in Spain.
Italian aged under 14 and under 16 years
Italian minors under 14 years travelling with the new style ID Card “Carta d‘identità” with one or both parents can travel on EU/Schengen flights with no additional documentation required. If travelling outside EU/Schengen they must also be in possession of their birth certificate. If travelling with neither parent with the new style ID card they should be in possession of an „Affido“.
Italian minors under 16 years travelling with only one parent OR Guardian must be in receipt of an „Affido“ which must be signed by the parent who is not travelling.
The “Affido” can be obtained from the local Questura and Polizia Di Stato and can only be issued to accompanying
persons over 18 years old.
Portuguese aged under 18 years
Portuguese minors under the age of 18 travelling to Portugal must either:
- be accompanied by a parent or guardian, or
- be met at the airport or point of entry by a parent or guardian, or
- if not accompanied by parent or guardian, carry a letter of authorisation to travel from that parent or guardian. The letter should name the adult responsible for the minor during their stay in Portugal.
Resident minors leaving Portugal
Portuguese and non-Portuguese minors who live in Portugal must have a notarised letter of authority from a parent or guardian if they wish to leave the country unaccompanied. If the minor is travelling with a third party, the letter must identify the person who is responsible for him/her.
The letter of authority can be issued:
- by one of the minor's parents (if the parents are married) or
- by the parent the minor lives with (if the parents are separated or divorced) or
- by one of the adoptive parents (if the child is adopted) or
- by the minor's legal guardian.
A standard form of words for minors exiting the country can be found on the Portuguese immigration service website.
“Requerimento de Certidão” is for use by Portuguese nationals.
“Termo de Responsabilidade” is for foreign nationals.
Romanian aged under 18 years
Romanian children will be allowed to leave Romania if travelling;-
• With both parents OR
• With one parent and holding letter of authorization from the absent parent; OR
• With legal guardian (other than parents), holding letter of authorisation from parents and also holding proof of clear criminal record.
If travelling unaccompanied the child
• Must be holding letter of authorisation from both parents
• In the case of divorced parents, letter of authorisation should be written by the parent who has custody of the minor, which must be accompanied by a copy of the final divorce decree. In the event of a deceased parent, the letter of authorisation must be accompanied by a copy of the death certificate.