Valid ID Proofs for Domestic Flights – Indigo Airlines


Whenever people have to travel by air, they require valid ID proofs to be carried along with them. In India, these valid ID proofs for domestic flights are mentioned by the DGCA and which are acceptable to all airlines, irrespective of whether these are low cost carrier or legacy carriers.

Valid ID Proofs for Domestic Flights Indigo Airlines

These valid proofs that have photos of the person are:

  1. Driving License: Issue by the appropriate transport authority of each State or Union Territory, driving license is acceptable as a valid identity proof.
  2. Election Voter I-Card: Issued by the Election Commission of India, the voter identity card establishes that you have the right to vote and your identity is recorded in government documents.
  3. Permanent Account Number (PAN) Card: This is issued by the Income Tax Department of Government of India for every tax assesses of the Union of India. Hence, this is valid proof.
  4. Passport: Even for domestic travel by air, passport issued by the Ministry of External Affairs holds validity as a genuine identity proof.
  5. School ID cards for Children: When it comes to infants and children there is much confusion with respect to valid ID proofs. For children below 3 years of age, the valid ID cards are their birth certificates. If these are not available, then discharge summary of mother or the certificate can be carried. It is better to have some valid ID proof for infant for the purpose of Indigo check in so that there are no hassles at the airport. For children, who are above 3 years of age, their school card is considered as a valid ID proof.
  6. ID cards issued by the government departments and undertakings or from reputed private sector organizations for its employees can also be considered as valid for identification purposes. However, which private organization can be considered as reputed is something which limits the scope of this rule. Thus, only big organizations or companies, such as Tatas, Reliance and the likewise can come under its ambit.
  7. Aadhar Cards and the e-Adhaar cards are also recognized as valid proofs.

It is important that all these proofs shall be taken in original and photocopies will not work. Printout of e-adhaar card from the government website in colored format can also be considered as valid.

Indigo Not Permitting Affidavits as Valid ID Proofs

Earlier, Indigo Airlines had accepted the affidavits made in this respect if the people did not have valid identification proof for check-in purpose, but the practice has now been discontinued (save for some rare cases). This is because that this method is likely to be misused since getting affidavits made is very easy.

172 thoughts on “Valid ID Proofs for Domestic Flights – Indigo Airlines

  1. क्या बार काउंसलिंग का परिचय पत्र मान्य दस्तावेज है ओर शपथ-पत्र किस तरह का होना चाहिए ..घरेलू यात्रा के लिए ..

  2. We planned the journey for our 2 month old boy when he was named in the name of Baby (mother’s Name). Now we have named him and have received a Birth certificate as well. We have Hospital certificates too. Will the different name on Birth certificate create any problem?

  3. hi,

    i booked a ticket for my family using my credit card.unfortunately i could not travel with them.
    she has only PAN card as her id proof and child of 3 and half years has no id proof because its with me.
    photocopy of passport of child is acceptable and should i also send my credit card copy as i booked thro it.

    • Yes, you shall provide the photocopy of the credit card which is used to book the tickets with your own authorisation on it. Original ID proofs are required to be provided for verification purpose and photocopy of passport might not be sufficient.

  4. My 2 year 1 month Baby need to travel in next week i have checked with authorities Adhar card is allowed after 3 years , pan card for her can not be made as she is hardly 2 …i have checked for passport but it is to short of time.. what else can be Identityproof in this case

  5. I am a 1st year student and a Student ID card is yet to be issued by the Institute. However I have Library card mentioning the name of the institute, course and my name and picture as well. I am planning to travel in October, so if the ID is not issued to us by then will the Library card be acceptable?

  6. me and my wife we have votar id but my 15 year old son and 9 year old daughter have not any document how i can traval in indian domestic flait

  7. Sir
    My name is “xxxxxx yyyyyyyyy”
    So I book a ticket by mistake name “xxxxxx yyyyyyyyy”
    But when I read my id proof , written”xxxxxxram yyyyyyyyy”
    Is there any problem creating to travel by indigo?

  8. dear sir I travel in domestic flight in India with family . I have only one id card . my wife forget id card when travel. airport authority allow me and my family in flight.

  9. We are traveling 3 members family , is it enough to provide one person’s ID for the verification ? If not , will it acceptable to provide color copy of E Adhar card of each person ?

    • All passengers shall have a valid ID proof. Colour copy of Aadhar card from the website of the government is taken as valid ID proof.

  10. I booked a ticket for me and my friend. I have all the government ID proofs but my friend does NOT have any government ID. He has college ID Card. Is that enough for him to board? Also, will 10th and 12th grade marks card work?

  11. I am a student I don’t have any government is but I have class 10 and 12 admit card which has my foto so can it b used
    P.S. it is a Xerox not original shud I have to get a original??
    Pls reply fast

  12. Hello team
    I have a problem I have a flight after 2 days. I am travelling with my wife and with 2 other 2 couples. We have booked ticket on one page. Now I have forgot my Orginal id proof (currently i have a copy of my id)at my hometown and my hometown is so far from jaipur. But my all friends have their Orginal id proof. So my query is, is it required all passenger have their Orginal id proof.
    One more small query is Registeration Card – RC of my vehicle is valid photo id proof ?

    Thanks

    • RC copy does not bear your photo, so it will not be accepted. If you have an adhaar card, then take a coloured print out from the original government website where this would be present and then it can be presented as a valid ID proof.

  13. I have a cousin who is 15 years old and has been a dropout from school for last 4 years. She was a student of a local state school which didn’t give any identity card. Can she travel with me and my mom, we have both valid ID cards and can book tickets under the same PNR?

  14. Hi, I have my 12 years old daughter which comes under Adult category while booking air ticket. She only has birth certificate and school id with photo. Myself and wife have valid ID proofs. Will she could fly domestic flights with school id card & birth certificate for age proof? Same for my 2nd daughter who is at age 6.

      • Is passbook of any bank accepted? Or only SBI? Plus I only have passbook as a identity proof..will that work? I mean will HDFC or ICICI passbook work?

          • I have a Bonafide certificate issued from my University which has my photo and is duly stamped, will that work?
            Because my wallet got stolen and all my documents were in it and the least I can do is get a certificate from my University which has my photo and is stamped.

  15. Dear admin

    i am travelling with my wife and 2 yr old daughter , i have all the valid proof but my wife who is still a student is only having college ID proof (with Photo ) and my daughter has vaccination report card only .

    Please help

    • College ID card could work. However, it would be good to think of something else as well. May be a bank passbook with photo ID duly stamped could also work.
      Vaccination card for the kid would be acceptable.

  16. M sister is travelling to mumbai in Indigo Airlines, with her 2 sons.
    1. 4 years old carrying DOB certificate in Hindi language mentioning DOB and mother’s first name only(without photo).
    2. 6 months – Adhar card with photo and DOB (under Name coloumn is “Baby of mother’s name” written).
    3. My sister she is carrying her Adhar card with proper name.
    Please let me know if everything will work or not?
    and please provide your suggestion, if any.

    Fast response awaited.

    Thanks in advance.

    • These shall be fine. TO be on safe side, it is better to carry the school ID card for the 4 years old child as another proof.

  17. I booked a ticket in my mothers name before marriage and will be accompanying me in domestic flight. She does not have a valid photo id in her old name except xerox of pan card. however, she has adhar card in the new name. Will it be valid ? Alternatively can a photo-id letter issued by state MLA work ?

    • If she is travelling international, then a passport is must. However, in case of domestic travel, the list of valid ID proofs are provided in the content above.

  18. Hi myself and my wife have aadhar card driving license and voter ID my son studying in 3rd standard he lost his ID proof. I have his 2nd standard I’d card and school diary with photo and stamp it is enough.

    • If you tell airline officials that he is studying in 3rd std but carrying ID of 2nd standard, then it could be a problem. So, take whatever ID you have. Second, you can also take the birth certificate or his vaccination chart to prove the age.

  19. Hi,
    I am having all valid proofs but this time my 8 years child travelling with me. He is having school ID card and birth certificate given by GHMC Hyderabad.He does not have any other documents.Is he eligible to travel with me.

  20. Hi I am planning to Travel on 9th Dec with my Child. She will complete 2 years on 2nd Dec. In this case she will be treated as infant or passenger ?? She will get separate seat or not ?

  21. I didn’t have personal id proof but I have a Xerox copy of my father’s Rashan card with my name.. can travel with this with my cousin brother who have his valid id like pan aadhar and voter id.

    • Ration card is not counted among the valid proofs. Please outline what other IDs do you have, may be someone among it can be considered?

  22. Hi,
    I’m travelling from Cochin to Bangalore after two days with my father, mother and wife. My father has forgotten his Voter ID and it is not possible to collect it now, since we are not in our hometown. I, my wife and my mom are having Valid ID proofs with us. However, my father has his bank passbook (nationalized bank) with his photograph, so will this be acceptable in this case? Please let me know urgently, otherwise I’ll have to cancel my tickets.

    Thanks,
    Rahul

  23. I am flying in 2 wks with my family. Me, my wife and daughter have the Id proof but my grandmother who is nearly 90 yrs only has the photocopy of her Adharcard. Would it be alright ? Or ..

    • It has to be a reputed organization. We suggest you speak to the airline on whether your organization would be considered reputed or not.

  24. hii my grandmother she is in Hyderabad now she is going to portblair .she have local certificate ID proof of portblair is it okay? And does th airline give any consection on flight ticket?

  25. My baby completed 4month on 28th November. I have to travel from kolkata to mumbai due to some emergency but her birth certificate will be received in Jan 2017. For issuing birth cerficate all original documents submitted. Kindly let me know, what document will be used for her age proof?

    • Vaccination chart, Mother discharge summary, hospital ID proof… these are some of the docs which can be used. We would still request that you contact the airline to get confirmation.

      • Fit certificate along with birth details of my child issued by doctor, vaccination chart/certificate, photocopy of original birth certificate issued by hospital and attested by doctor. These documents are available with us so please confirm can we travel from Kolkata to Mumbai?

  26. Actually I booked a ticket on 18dec 2016 my name is Joel philip Mathew but in the ticket my name is mentioned as…. Joel Mathew…. is there any problem??

    • Name on ticket must be same as that of the valid ID proof. Now, you can always request the airline to look into the matter.

  27. Me and my wife are traveling with valid ID. But our domestic help will travel with us but she has no id apart from pass book of nationalized bank. Will that be sufficient?

  28. Hi Team,
    I have booked 3 tickets and 1 infant to travel in domestic. please clarify my questions below.

    1. By mistake one of the letter in my name is missing of the original name, does it considerable or not?
    2. Do i need to write full name of surname or first letter of surname.

    Best Regards,
    Purushotham

    • In case of any discrepancy in names on ID proof and tickets, please bring this to the notice of the airline. There are remedies to the problem.

  29. Hi,

    I will be travelling with my child (2 months old) from indigo. I have got computer generated birth certificate print out with me. We have not yet registered our child name so the birth certificate is not having the child name. But my name is there on the birth certificate. Will there be any problem?

    • You will have to take the original ID proofs. Photocopies will not work. You can also take the vaccination chart or hospital ID proof

  30. My daughter is 4 years old.. i do not have aadhar card/PAN/Passport for her yet.. we have a flight within a week… will the birth certificate be ok for her travel in domestic flight?

  31. Actually I booked a ticket for 22 march 2017 my mother name on id proof is Kamlesh Kumari but in the ticket my name is mentioned as…. kamlesh garg…. is there any problem??
    & i have no id proof of kamlesh garg. pls tell me how i change last name.

    • There will be issues. It is better to contact the airline to seek the remedy. Since Indigo is an LCC it might entertain your request for change of name if you have booked directly with it. At worst, you will have to cancel it and then buy it again.

  32. Sir/Madam, Regarding valid ID card for my children.The school has issued Study certificate duly containing date of birth, class, school and the photograph of child duly signed by the Principal of the school.Whether it is a consider a valid ID document.

    2. Further I am a public sector employee,the employer has already furnished the medical ID card for children individually with DOB and Photograph.

    3. Also employer is ready to furnish the ID of my children on their letter head.

    In all 3 cases kindly confrm whether these can be taken as valid ID proofs

    Reply

    • WE would request you to speak to airline representative and it would be good if you insist on getting the query answered from their supervisors.

  33. Ideally, names on ticket and Id proof shall match. If there is a discrepancy, you shall communicate it to the airline. They might change it as per their discretion.

  34. Hi,its urgent .I need to travel tomorrow urgently.My son’s age is 2+ and I am not carrying any of my son’s ID card/Birth certificate/Vaccination Chart.Fortunately I am carrying his discharge summary in original.and his name mentioned as Baby of Kousiki Ghosh(His mother name) and his mother carrying original passport and Pan card.will it be enough to take entry of my son’s and take boarding? Plz help by confirming.

  35. Hi
    I have niece from a village in Manipur living with us in Delhi. We have booked tickets in Indigo for January to Imphal and my niece doesnt have any id proof as she is illiterate. Last year she traveled with Affidavit. As i can see Indigo is not considering affidivit as valid ip proof now. How can my niece travel in Indigo without id proof now? Please advice.

  36. Hi, I have booked tickets for my father however due to some technical issue there was supposed to be a space between his first name and middle name which is not showing in the ticket, will there be any problem in boarding for that?
    He will be carrying all his valid ID proofs

  37. I am going to book tickets for my wife and son. For my son no any GOVT ID’s and have collage ID and have orginal marks card with photo is this will work as a ID. Pl reply

  38. Hi I am travelling with my wife and 3.6 year daughter. For daughter I have only DOB without photo. Is it accepted in security check in?

  39. Hi Team,

    I have lost my PAN Card and i’m only left with passport photocopy. I do have a FIR copy for the PAN. Can you help me with this case.

    Thanks in advance

    • This shall be taken up directly with the airline, if tickets are booked with it or with the agent. That shall be okay but airline has to be informed before the travelling date.

    • Ideally names have to be same in ticket and the valid ID proof. However, airline might admit discrepancies on case to case basis. Please take up your case with the airline.

    • Generally, names shall be same. However, airline might allow it in your case since the ID proof will also be having the Fathers name which would bear the same surname which is in your ticket. So, it shall be okay.

  40. Hey there …
    right now i am 17 years old and i have only aadhar card ..
    as for below 18 yrs old ..
    there is no PAN card, driving licence, voter id , etc ..
    so can i carry only aadhar card for domestic flight ..
    also i have college id..

  41. hi, tickets booked in the name of husband surname but i have id proof my parental surname. marriage certificate is acceptable to allow.. please tell.

  42. Hi,

    We have travelled from Kolkata to Bengaluru and we have a return flight.
    My wife has lost her ID card during g the trip.
    We have done web check in and the PNR for both her journeys are same.

    Please suggest an alternate so she will be allowed to board the flight and enter into airport.
    I have.y original ID card and scan copies of Marriage certificate , her ID card proof.

  43. I am travelling along with my wife. Ticket was purchased together and the ticket has a single PNR. I am carrying my ID proof, but wife is not. We do not have enough time to get my wife’s ID by courier.
    Can she be allowed to travel?

    • Every passenger shall have an original ID proof. If she has an Adhaar card, you can take a coloured print out from the official website.

  44. I have no passeport, driving licence or voter id. I have aadhaar card ,10th and 12th admit card and i am below 20years.so i can travail domestic airport.

  45. hi I don’t have passport but I have voter id, adhar card and pan card is this enough for domestic flights are I need passport

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