Travel documents

What travel documents do I need to take with me?

Acceptable forms of ID on International flights

All passengers travelling on international services must present valid documentation for travel including a passport and valid visa where required. United Kingdom identity cards are no longer valid legal documents for travel.


UK domestic & UK-Republic of Ireland photographic identification

All passengers aged 16 years or over must present valid photographic identification for all UK domestic flights and for all flights between the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Any person travelling into Eire who are neither a British nor Irish citizen, must produce a valid travel document on arrival, notably a passport or recognised National Identity card.
bmibaby accepts all forms of photographic identification, however passengers must ensure that all personal identification is of a good standard. If identification appears to be fraudulent, passengers may be refused for travel.
PLEASE NOTE: bmibaby reserves the right to refuse travel if the passport/ID presented is not considered in a suitable condition or shows signs of being tampered with.


Passport information

Why do I need to supply my passport information if I’m travelling to and from the UK on international flights?

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. API requires Passport 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 checking in online, 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 can be viewed here. 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.

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



Expired passport

Can I travel if my passport has expired?

bmibaby advise all passengers travelling on international services that they must present valid documentation for travel including a passport which is in date and a valid visa where required before we can accept you for travel. For further information please contact the passport office.