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Travel Documents / ID Requirements

What will you need to bring when you travel? Air travel within the United States requires government-approved ID. International travel requires a valid passport and sometimes a visa as well. Find out below what you’ll need for your trip.

Traveling within the United States


Are you 18 years or older?

If you’re traveling domestically and over the age of 18 years old, you are required to bring:

If you arrive without a government issued ID, you may be subject to additional TSA screening.

Under the age of 18 years old?

Guests under the age of 18 years old traveling domestically are not required to have a valid government issued ID. However, traveling with a Birth Certificate is recommended.  School ID and Keiki ID cards are also accepted.


International Travel Outside the United States


Are you a U.S. citizen?

If you’re traveling internationally and a U.S. citizen, you are required to bring:

  1. A valid U.S. passport, AND
    • With a recommended validity of at least six (6) months past your intended return date. Passport validity requirements vary based on destination.
  2. Other required Entry Documents (i.e. visas, permits, etc.) specific to destination country
    • Authorities may ask to see return airline tickets or proof of onward travel and/or evidence of funds sufficient for the length of your visit

For more information, consult your destination’s immigration and tourism policies. Need a U.S. passport?

Not all countries require U.S. citizens to present a visa. If you’re traveling for pleasure and staying less than 90 days, here’s a quick guide to which international destinations require additional entry documents in addition to a valid U.S. passport.

Final Destination Entry Documents Specific to Destination Country
American Samoa (PPG)

U.S. citizens are required to have one of the following:

  • A valid U.S. passport,
  • Certificate of Identity, OR
  • Birth certificate and a government ID
Australia (BNE and SYD) U.S. citizens must obtain an Electronic Travel Authority visa prior to entry (online or at the airport ticket counter)
China (PEK) U.S. citizens must obtain a visa prior to entry
Japan (CTS, HND, KIX, SDJ) No additional entry documents are required
Korea (ICN) No additional entry documents are required
New Zealand (AKL) No additional entry documents are required
Tahiti (PPT) No additional entry documents are required


To find out the latest updates on U.S. government passport and visa requirements, visit the U.S. State Department website.


Not a U.S. citizen?

If you’re traveling internationally and not a U.S. citizen, you are required to bring:

  1. A valid passport
    • With a recommended validity of at least six (6) months past your intended return date. Passport validity requirements may vary based on destination.
  2. Other required Entry Documents (i.e. visas, permits, etc.) specific to destination country
    • Authorities may ask to see return airline tickets or proof of onward travel and/or evidence of funds sufficient for the length of your visit.

For more information, consult the U.S. Department of State or your destination’s immigration and tourism policies.

 

Expediting Your International Travel Documents


It can take six weeks to get a new U.S. passport-and you need a passport to apply for a visa. So what to do about that China or Australia trip that’s coming up fast? Or if you simply hate hassle? Hawaiian Airlines has partnered with VisaCentral to help expedite the documents you need for international travel.

VisaCentral is the fast, easy and secure way to get a travel visa, passport and other documents for popular destinations including Australia and China. With over 50 years of experience, millions of international travelers have trusted VisaCentral.

Plus when you use them for your Hawaiian Airlines trip, you’ll earn up to 1,000 HawaiianMiles!

VisaCentral can help - see if your destination requires a visa. Learn more about VisaCentral.



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