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lap child & birth certificate

Explorer C

I'm traveling with my 16 month old and I read that I need her birth certificate for age verification as I'm traveling with her as a lap child. would an immunization record work in place of the birth certificate? I won't have access to a birth certificate in time. 


Re: lap child & birth certificate

Aviator A

According to the information on and a few other blogs I found, a birth certificate is the only proof of age that is accepted. You could call SW to double check. 

Re: lap child & birth certificate

Aviator A

I have heard of other uses accepting immunization documents, but the Southwest website only mentions the birth certificate specifically. I would call the 800 number the day ahead today to add the child to your ticket and mention then what materials you do have.


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