U.S. Citizens are not required to have passports to enter Puerto Rico; however, proof of residency or citizenship is recommended for your return.*
Customers traveling with an infant as a lap child may be asked for proof of age, such as a passport, birth certificate or an immunization record when the infant's age is questionable. Infants between three and 14 days old must also have, in the form of a letter, their doctor's approval to travel.
An unaccompanied minor does not need photo ID. However, the person dropping them off and picking them up will need a photo ID.
*Proof of citizenship is:
- A valid or expired U.S. passport (cancelled passports are not acceptable)
- Original U.S. birth certificate, and a government issued photo ID
- U.S. citizenship papers
- U.S. naturalization papers
- U.S. military ID
*Proof of residency is:
- State issued driver's license
- State issued identification card
- Alien registration card (green card) which must be the form I-15512 card, the form I-151 is no longer valid.
Photo-copied birth certificates are not acceptable. Hospital-issued birth certificates with foot prints on the back are not recognized as legal documents.
Please note: If traveling with a birth certificate and a government-issued photo ID and the last name is not the same on both documents, you may be required to show additional documents, such as a notarized marriage certificate.
If you will be departing from Puerto Rico to another Caribbean Island, with the exception of the U.S. Virgin Islands, you will be required to present proof of citizenship at the airline providing the transportation prior to departure in Puerto Rico, upon entry onto a cruise ship, at the port of entry, and prior to return.
Dual Citizenship: If you are a U.S. citizen, a U.S. passport is always the preferred document for travel.
If you are a citizen of Canada, you are required to have proof of citizenship, preferably a valid passport; expired passports are not acceptable. An official birth certificate plus a government-issued photo ID is also accepted.
If you're a citizen of another country, you are required to have a passport which is valid for six months beyond your intended departure date.
Exceptions: Citizens of Germany may enter or exit the U.S. with Kinderausweis German Identity Cards.
The following are also acceptable:
- Military ID in combination with movement or travel orders issued by a NATO country.
- Refugee Document I-571 issued to qualified refugees residing in the U.S.
- Seaman Book, provided you are traveling on duty and proof of your legal right to enter the U.S.
- U.S. Seaman traveling on duty may enter the U.S. with a U.S. Merchant Mariner's Document or Z card.
Government Duty: If you are traveling on government duty, you must present your passport and proof of your legal right to enter the U.S.
If you are in transit without a Visa, you will not be accepted for travel on JetBlue Airways.