Table of contents
  • Can I fly with an expired ID?
  • Who needs to show a valid ID?
  • What to do if you lost your ID?
  • Will TSA accept a picture of your ID?
  • Can a 16-year-old fly alone without ID?

Can I fly with an expired ID?

Air travel regulations are designed to ensure the safety and security of passengers, and one important aspect of this is proper identification. Many travelers find themselves in a situation where they realize their ID has expired, wondering whether they can still board a flight.

Well, If your driver's license or state ID expires on or after March 1, 2020, and you are unable to renew your driver's license or state-issued document, you may still use it at TSA checkpoints for up to a year after its expiration.

Table of contents
  • Can I fly with an expired ID?
  • Who needs to show a valid ID?
  • What to do if you lost your ID?
  • Will TSA accept a picture of your ID?
  • Can a 16-year-old fly alone without ID?
  • Who needs to show a valid ID?

    Adult passengers who are 18 or above need to show valid documentation at the checkpoint to travel.

    The IDs that are acceptable according to TSA are :

    • State-issued enhanced driver's license
    • U.S passport
    • U.S passport card
    • U.S. Department of Defence ID, including IDs issued to dependents
    • Permanent resident card
    • Foreign government issued - issued passport
    • U.S. Citizenship and immigration services employment authorization card
    • U.S merchant mariner credential

    What to do if you lost your ID?

    In situations where you've lost your ID, it's expired, TSA officers will request two secondary forms of identification. These documents or ID’s should include your.

    Name,
    Photo,
    Address,
    Phone number,
    Social Security Number,
    Date of birth.

    TSA officers will carefully review all provided documentation to confirm your identity, and it would be appreciated if you could provide relevant documents to make it easy to verify your identity.

    Will TSA accept a picture of your ID?

    It's better to bring a physical copy of your ID with you if TSA cannot verify your digital ID at the security checkpoint, you will be required to submit a physical ID of your driver's license or passport to get through the identification process.

    Can a 16-year-old fly alone without ID?

    Yes, a 16-year-old can fly alone without a government-issued ID. Airlines typically require identification for passengers 18 years and older. However, minors may be asked for a school ID or other documentation for age verification. It's advisable to check with the specific airline for their policies and requirements when minors are traveling alone.