Advance Passenger Information

Important information for ALL passengers travelling to and from the UK on an international flight


Due to security measures from the UK Government, all airlines are required to provide advance passenger information (API or APIS) for all passengers travelling to and from the UK on an international flight. APIS requires Passport/valid National photo ID information to be captured prior to travel. Failure to give APIS information will result in passengers not being permitted to travel.

To ensure the security measures are addressed in the most efficient and precise manner, each passenger must provide this information online prior to arriving at the airport and at least 3 hours before the standard time of departure. It is the responsibility of the passenger to ensure that the information provided is correct. A step by step guide to the process is provided below. Please complete all steps to ensure your information is submitted correctly.

Alternatively, this information can be added by contacting our call centre on 09058 28 28 28 (Calls cost 65p per minute from a BT Landline. Calls from mobiles and other networks will be considerably more), the cost add this to your reservation over the telephone is £5.00 per person per flight.

Please note if this information has not been provided in full prior to arriving at the airport, there will be a charge of £5 per passenger per sector for bmibaby to administer this at the airport. You will have to go to a check in desk to provide this information. APIS data cannot be taken at the departure gate. This charge is non-refundable. (This charge is not applicable for passengers travelling to and from the Republic of Ireland or Germany).

The request for the advance passenger information is a direct requirement from the UK Government and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


APIS information is not required for travel to the Republic of Ireland or Germany.  However, passengers traveling to the Republic of Ireland who wish to use our online check in service are required to provide their passport/photo ID details prior to checking in.  


Step-by-step guide to providing your details online:

Step 1:

Go to the ‘Manage your bookings’ section of the website, click here. Enter your booking reference, travel dates and email address and retrieve your booking

Step 2:

Towards the top of the next page under the ‘my booking’ heading click on ‘add passport/valid photo ID details’

Step 3:

Scroll down, complete the form and click the red button marked ‘next step’

Step 4:

You will be taken back to the ‘manage your bookings’ page where you need to click on the red button at the top marked ‘complete changes’. IMPORTANT: You must press this button to complete the process. Without doing so your information doesn’t get submitted and you will have to supply the information again at the airport attracting a £5 per passenger per sector charge.

Click here to add passport/valid photo ID details to your bookings

Alternatively you can copy and paste the following link in your web browser and click on the "add passport/valid photo ID details" link once you have entered your booking details: https://www.bmibaby.com/book/cgi-bin/skylights.cgi?module=C3&page=PNR_LOOKUP&language=EN


How can I check that my passport/valid photo ID details have been entered correctly?


You can do this online through the ‘manage your bookings’ section on our website.  Enter your booking reference and travel dates to retrieve your booking.  Click on the heading ‘add or review passport/photo ID details’.  Once your details have been entered correctly they will show as completed on this page.  Should your details not appear on this page please enter follow the steps above.