Pre-boarding identification requirements

Bringing the right identification to the airport will help with a quick identity verification and check-in process.

Remember that the name on your identification must match the name on your airline ticket and boarding pass.

Domestic air travel

NOTICE: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and limited access to some provincial/territorial service centres, a temporary change has been made to accept expired identification documents for travel within Canada.

This applies only in the following situation when travelling by air:

This change will be in effect until June 30, 2020.

If you have Canadian identification

Show one of these documents at the boarding gate:

Here are some examples of valid Canadian government-issued identification documents:

You can no longer use hunting, boating and fishing licences as identification for domestic flights.

If you don’t have Canadian identification

You can use any of the travel documents you used to enter Canada, such as:

International air travel

Show one of these required forms of identification at the boarding gate for an international flight departing from Canada:

For Canadian citizens

Always carry a valid Canadian passport when you travel outside Canada. See Travel documents for more information.

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