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Mandatory documents

Depending on your destination, you must bring the required documents with you (identity card, passport, visa, vaccination card). Without them you may be refused boarding on the plane or entry to your destination country.

 

RYANAIR FLIGHTS

For domestic flights:
 

Country

Adults

Babies and children

 

France

  • Valid passport
     
  • Valid identity card
    * see the issuing countries below
    ** See note about validity 
     
  • Any valid driving licence with photo
     
  • Valid residence permit
  • Valid passport
     
  • Valid identity card

    * See issuing countries below
     
  • Valid residence permit

French citizens under 13

No ID with photo required (accompanying adults are responsible for children)

 

*National identity card issued by the government of a country in the European Economic Area (EEA). (Only the following EEA countries currently issue national identity cards that are accepted on Ryanair flights: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland)

**Validity for French identity cards (issued to adults) has been extended from 10 to 15 years ONLY for cards issued between 2 January 2004 and 31 December 2013.

For international flights

  • European Union: a valid national identity card or passport is required.
  • Morocco: valid passport accepted only. The passport must be valid throughout the stay.  
  • Other countries: you will need a valid passport and sometimes a visa, depending on your destination. Please ask at your travel agency or airline for more details.

 

AIR FRANCE FLIGHTS

For domestic flights:
 a valid national identity card or passport is required.

 

CHARTER FLIGHTS

For domestic flights:
 a valid national identity card or passport is required.

For international flights

  • European Union: a valid national identity card or passport is required.
  • Other countries: you will need a valid passport and sometimes a visa, depending on your destination. Please ask at your travel agency or airline for more details.

 

Don't forget to check the expiry date on your identity card or passport: 
Since January 2014, French identity cards are valid for 15 years, instead of 10 years. Identity cards issued before this date are valid for 5 years longer. However, some countries do not recognise this new validity period. We strongly recommend travelling with a valid passport so that you can clear immigration and enter the country in the best conditions.

For minors travelling alone on flights outside of France: From 15 January 2017, children and minors from overseas but residing in France and travelling alone or unaccompanied by one of their parents must have official authorisation to leave the country (AST form), signed by the person with parental authority, for all international flights, including to European Union countries. Minors must also have a photocopy of the identity card of the person signing the AST form 

Information about this measure can be found here: https://www.service-public.fr/particuliers/vosdroits/F1359

 

For minors with Portuguese nationality: Portuguese citizens and overseas residents of Portugal aged under 18, who are leaving or returning to Portugal to or from a country that is not part of the Schengen Area and who are not accompanied by their father, mother or legal guardian, must have written authorisation to travel. The authorisation must be signed by both parents or the legal guardian and be officially certified if the father, mother or legal guardian resides in Portugal, or to be certified by the Portuguese embassy or consulate in the country where the parents or legal guardian reside. This authorisation is also obligatory when minors are accompanied by a person who is neither their father, mother nor legal guardian. The name of any accompanying person must be mentioned on the authorisation. Entry into the country by non-national minors aged under 18 travelling alone may be refused if no one in Portugal is able to take responsibility for them during their stay.

 

For more information, please consult the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Overseas Development website.

 

Other formalities

Some formalities are required in certain countries. For more information, contact:

  • your doctor,
  • your airline,
  • your travel agency,

the Ministry of Foreign Affairs via the website: www.diplomatie.gouv.fr