Identification Requirements

Remember your ID and travel documents.

You've planned and paid for your trip and you're ready to go. Don't let missing travel documents stop your plans short.

Guests of all ages require identification that matches the name and spelling on their ticket. You are responsible for making sure that you, and any child travelling with you, have the proper identification and travel documentation required to enter or connect through each country on your itinerary. Please consult with the nearest embassy or consulate of each country you plan to visit.

ID at boarding

The WestJet agent at the gate will verify your ID prior to boarding by ensuring that the name on your boarding pass matches your name on the ID and that you resemble the photo on your ID.

Denial of boarding

You may be denied boarding if you do not resemble the photo on your ID, if the name on your boarding pass does not match your name on your ID or if you present more than one piece of identification and there is a significant discrepancy between these forms of identification.

We are no longer required to deny boarding if you do not appear to be the gender or age listed on your ID. However, we must still verify your ID to determine if you are 18 years of age or older.


Note: Information and guidance on this page is not meant to replace policies and regulations from official government sources.
Visit the Government of Canada website to learn more.  

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All identification information outlined above applies to your travel. You should also be aware that some hotel and activity suppliers may require ID for redemption of services.

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