I wish to travel domestically within India with my 9-month-old baby. What documentation do I need for a domestic journey? I don't currently have any documentation for my baby.
Short Answer - This would depend on the carrier airlines.
Bureau of Civil Aviation security mandates no separate ID is required for infants/minors travelling with their parents.
The airlines may require an age proof to ensure infant qualifies for infant fare. If you don't provide a proof, you may need to pay full fare to travel. A birth certificate is universallly accepted (from experience).
Indigo states you should produce one of these at check-in
- Birth Certificate
- Mother's hospital discharge summary
- Vaccination certificate
Air India has no such requirement:
No identity proof is required in respect of Infant/Minor, when accompanied by their parents / guardian who is a traveling and having a valid identity proof as listed above. However, an unaccompanied minor must carry a valid identity proof as listed above.
Go Air has no clarity. They just state age proof may be required.
Spicejet is more stringent. They insist on birth certificate.
Proof of age is required, so please carry the Infant's Passport/valid ID (birth certificate) for inspection
Vistara also requires valid ID but don't state what it is.
If your infant is between 7 days and 2 years of age, they require valid ID