Is post office ID card accepted as ID proof for flight to travel withinin India? What else other than PAN card, driving license is accepted as ID? Where do I need to show it?

  • Apart from your ID to show before entering the airport terminal you also need to show boarding pass or ticket. They will check that along side with your ID
    – toy
    Jun 30, 2015 at 4:52

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Any government issued ID should be fine, but PAN or passport is the most widely used. You will need to display the ID at airport security as well as the airline check in counter.

  • so, post office id card is fine right? i mean its government issued id right! Apr 23, 2014 at 9:10
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    Though I haven't personally used it for check-in, it clearly says GOI on it's front side. Just make sure it isn't expired since if I recall right they have a 3 year validity.
    – 212
    Apr 23, 2014 at 11:12

Many airlines provide a list of accepted ID cards and, as far as I remember, the Post Office card is not explicitly mentioned by any one of them. However, its the airport security (CISF) which checks the ID and not the airlines. Also, there is some variation in the list of acceptable IDs given by different airlines.

I believe that almost any photo ID card including the Post Office card should work fine. A couple of years ago, I had used a photo credit card without any problems.

For more details, check the list of IDs at the following websites:

Indigo Air India

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