All JetBlue customers should be prepared for random document and baggage inspections.
U.S. Citizens are not required to have passports to enter Puerto Rico; however, proof of residency or citizenship is recommended for your return.*
Please note: Citizens of countries other than the United States or Puerto Rico are required to have a valid passport for travel between Puerto Rico and the U.S. Also, the passport must be valid for six months beyond your intended departure date. World Passports are not accepted for travel on any JetBlue flight.
Customers traveling with an infant as a lap child could 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.
Children who are under 16 years old and U.S. citizens may travel with their original U.S. birth certificate with the raised seal. Children who are 16 and older, and are U.S. citizens, are required to travel with photo ID. The photo ID can be a passport, or their original U.S. birth certificate with the raised seal plus a government-issued photo ID. Children over the age of 15 who are not U.S. citizens must hold their own passport.
An unaccompanied minor needs proof of citizenship/residency. 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 or certified copy* of U.S. birth certificate and a government issued photo ID
- U.S. citizenship papers
- U.S. naturalization papers
- U.S. military ID
- Voters ID Card**
*A certified birth certificate has a registrar's raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored seal, registrar's signature, and the date the certificate was filed with the registrar's office.Proof of residency is:
- State issued driver's license
- State issued identification card
- Alien registration card (green card) which must be Form I-15512 card, Form I-151 is no longer valid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.
If you have dual citizenship and are a U.S. citizen, a U.S. passport will always be the preferred document.
Citizens of Germany may enter or exit the U.S. with Kinderausweis German Identity Cards. A Military ID is acceptable 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. is accepted.
Merchant Seaman may travel on a Seaman Book, provided you are traveling on duty and have 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.
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.
**Puerto Rico Voters ID Card
The Puerto Rico Voters Identification Card is acceptable as a government-issued form of ID, but must be accompanied with another form of government-issued ID such as a Social Security card, birth certificate, etc.