What travel documents are valid and can be used for travel on Ryanair flights?

When travelling with Ryanair, we generally accept 2 forms of ID:

  • A valid passport;
  • A valid National Identity Card.

We do not accept a driver's license or birth certificate for travel to any location. It is each passenger’s responsibility to carry Photo ID which meets our requirements and the requirements of the relevant Immigration Authority.

There are different rules for different destinations, so please be sure to check these before you travel.

To streamline your travel experience and maintain a record of the necessary visa documentation, we are introducing an optional feature to upload the required visa documentation during the check-in process via our app. This will demonstrate that you carried the correct documents at the time of departure, to avoid fines or criminal penalties for travelling without the required documents. For further information see our FAQ.

However, if this option is not available for your flight, you must have your travel documents checked at the Ryanair check-in desk.

All personal data uploaded by you and others on your booking will be processed in accordance with the Ryanair Privacy Policy. Visa documents will be available in your account for 24 hours and will be saved by Ryanair for 18 months.