When booking a flight ticket, you need different identification documents for domestic and international flights. For domestic flights, you only need the national code, and for foreign flights, in addition to the national code, you will be asked for your passport number.
Also, when you arrive at the airport, you only need a national ID card and airline ticket. Of course, on foreign flights, in addition to your passport, you will also need a valid visa from that country and a receipt for payment of departure tax. Of course, these documents are different for different countries, which are reviewed in this article.
what documents do I need to travel
The documents required for flight ticket booking differ according to the type of flight and the country of destination. Whether your flight is domestic or international, you need to prepare different documents. Also, according to the destination country, you must prepare different documents.
required aircraft documents for flight in your country
One of the flight rules and flight ticket regulations that airlines are required to comply with is the requirement to obtain a national code according to the passenger’s profile. When booking a flight ticket, you need to enter the national code and your identity will be confirmed at the airport by presenting it. You must also enter the first and last name in Latin. Another information you need to enter on the passenger information page is the exact date of birth.
required documents for international flight
One of the documents needed for flight travel is a passport, which you must enter in addition to the national code in the passenger information section. In addition, after purchasing the ticket, you must present other documents at the airport, which are reviewed below. The most important documents required to leave the country are as follows.
- National card
- Valid passport
- Visa (except for Türkiye, Armenia, and some other countries)
- Receipt for exiting the country
- Flight card
Payment of departure tax
In recent years, a tax has been specified for travelers to leave the country, which you must pay and bring with you along with your identification documents. This cost varies according to the destination and the number of foreign trips.
|Number of departures||Cost|
|First trip||8 $|
|Second trip||12 $|
|Third trip||16 $|
Of course, this is not the case for the pilgrimage to Mecca. On these trips, you are required to pay 3$ and 4$ for the first and second time, and 6$ per person for subsequent trips. Passengers can deposit this tax at the airport of origin before receiving the flight ticket and hand over the receipt to the flight ticket receiving area. It is also possible to pay departure tax online.
Passport, is the most important required document for a flight
One of the required documents for a flight to leave the country is a passport. After booking a foreign flight ticket, you must show your passport to the relevant expert after passing through the flight gate to check its validity and authenticity. Of course, your passport must be valid for more than 7 months. Otherwise, you need to renew your passport before booking your flight. Also, if you have entered the wrong passport number, to change the passport number in the ticket, you must cancel the ticket and book another one again.
A visa is an important required document for flight
Many foreign countries have required a visa for passengers arriving from Iran, which you must obtain before booking a ticket. To get a visa for some countries, you must first prepare a receipt for the purchase of a round-trip ticket and then go to the embassy. If the purpose of your foreign trip is leisure travel, you must obtain a tourist visa from the relevant embassy. This visa has a specific period and you must return to the country before the specified date.
Some countries, such as Turkey and Armenia, do not require Iranians to submit a visa for tourism, and they can stay in the destination country for 90 days only with a passport. If you intend to stay or travel to these countries, you must apply for a visa in advance by visiting the embassy of that country.
documents required for air travel during covid
The most document needed to travel abroad is the vaccine card. you must comply with the type of vaccine and the recommended number of injections according to the laws of the relevant country. It is better to get a printed copy of your vaccination card and show it to the flight ticket officer at the airport.
Proof of a negative covid test is another required document to travel abroad. In addition to the vaccine card, some countries also require the confirmation of a negative covid test. This test must be prepared within 72 hours, otherwise, you are required to repeat the test.
What documents should we prepare before arriving at the airport?
Before packing the luggage, prepare a list of the required documents to present to the airport inspection department and write them in the relevant checklist. The most important documents you need to present to the airport gate are your flight ticket and national ID. If you forget to do this and put it in your luggage by mistake, you will have to spend a lot of time to find these documents inside the airport and present them at the airport gate.
Before leaving for the airport, it is better to take a photo of all the documents you need or save the PDF file of the ticket on your mobile phone so that you can print it at the airport in case you forget the ticket.
In short, you need a national code to buy a plane ticket and a passport number for a foreign flight. After buying a plane ticket, you must present documents such as a visa, national ID card, passport, and sometimes the Covid vaccine card at the airport. In addition, paying the departure tax at the airport is mandatory for foreign flights.