Air Travel and Identification

 What types of ID are acceptable?

Make sure to purchase your airline ticket under the exact name on your ID.

Adult passengers 18 and over must show valid identification at the airport checkpoint in order to travel.  Some accepted forms of identification include:

Driver's licenses or other state photo identity cards issued by Department of Motor Vehicles (or equivalent)

U.S. passport

U.S. passport card

DHS trusted traveler cards (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)

 U.S. military ID (active duty or retired military and their dependents, and DoD civilians)

Permanent resident card

Remember – international travel requires a valid passport, and could also require a visa.

Do minors need ID? – No (under 18), not when traveling with a companion. 

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Tina Kinsey
Asheville Regional Airport
Dir. of Marketing, PR & Air Service Development