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Travel Forums North America NEED EMERGENCY HELP

1. Posted by aksendz (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I need to book my flight by tomorrow but I have limited forms of ID.
I am 16, I have my school ID, SS card, and a copy of my citizenship.
I am traveling with an adult but not a legal guardian.
I am going to DC.

Please respond and help me as soon as you can!:(

2. Posted by samnason (Budding Member 14 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

What kind of help do you need? What is your citizenship? Who is this adult you are traveling with? Do your parents know you are travelling?

3. Posted by djiboutici (Full Member 465 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I second samnason regarding this trip of yours...???
And why can't you just take your passport with you.

4. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

you're not alloping, are you? G*d I love to be finally able to use that word for once :)

But seriously; if it's a domestic flight, it probably depends on the airline whether or not they let you fly without ID. International flights require a passport in most cases.

5. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I have a very strong feeling that the "copy of citizenship" is actually a copy of this person's birth certificate and not a passport. I do know that most domestic airlines will not accept a copy of a birth certificate as proper proof of citizenship unless it was issued by the state and contains the embossed state seal. (This seal is not the same as one obtained by a notary public.) Because it does not contain a photo (as a passport does), it could be anyone's birth certificate and if it is just a photocopy (without official seal) it will not be recognized.

It will also depend on which airline and which airport you are departing from, as larger ones may be less picky because of the volume of passengers.

Social security cards are usually not considered adequate forms of ID either. Again, nothing on the card, except your signature, really proves you are who you say you are. I do not mean to say you are not "akzsenz" - just that an SS card proves very little to people in authority.