In accordance with relevant regulations of the Ministry of Public Security and the Civil Aviation Administration of the People’s Republic of China, valid certificates for taking a flight include the following four categories:
1. Resident identity certificates
2. Soldier certificates
4. Other valid certificates for taking a flight
|Resident Identity Certificates|
|1. ID card and temporary ID card of residents in China Mainland.|
2、If your ID card is lost before check-in, you may apply to the airport police for a temporary ID card in advance, so as to avoid any delay in check-in.
|1. Officer certificate of the Chinese People's Liberation Army;|
2. Certificate of armed police officer;
3. Soldier certificate;
4. Certificate of military civilian cadres;
5. Retirement certificate of military officer;
6. Retired cadres honorary certificate;
7. Military staff card;
8. Student certificate.
|Passport, return permit for Hong Kong and Macao residents, China Mainland travel permit for Hong Kong and Macao residents, exit-entry permit for travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macao, China Mainland travel permit for Taiwan residents, China Mainland residents traveling to Taiwan permit, residence permit for foreigners, exit-entry permit for foreigners, diplomat card, consular officer card, and seaman’s book.|
|Other Valid Certificates for Taking A Flight|
|1. A representative’s certificate of the current National People's Congress or a member certificate of the national committee of CPPCC. |
2. A temporary identity certificate of a representative who attends the meeting of the party congress, people’s congress or CPPCC at the state level or the level of province, autonomous region, or municipality directly under the central government, or the meeting of workers’ union, youth council, women's conference or model workers’ conference, which is issued by the party, government or military authority above county or regimental level (incl.).
3. A temporary identity certificate for an elderly person (subject to the mandatory age for retirement) issued by the host organization, his/her former employer, or employer of his/her child or spouse (above (incl.) county or regimental level).
4. A temporary identity certificate for an important passenger with a title above provincial or ministerial level (incl.) without ID card, issued by a government authority above (incl.) provincial or ministerial level.
5. Temporary identity certificates issued by a government authority above regimen level for officers or soldiers, civilian cadres, retired cadres, students, or staff of the People's Liberation Army or the Armed Police Force; discharge permits or demobilization certificates for discharged or demobilized soldiers within 6 months after discharge or demobilization.
6. A valid diplomatic passport of the People’s Republic of China, official passport, passport for public affairs, or passport for private affairs.
7. Passengers under 18 years old without a resident identity card may take a flight with a temporary identity certificate issued by a local public security authority. Juveniles under 16 years old may take a flight with a student card, household register, or identity certificate issued by a local public security authority at the place of their permanent residence.
8. A passenger who has lost his/her resident ID card may take a flight with a temporary identity certificate issued by a local police station at the place of his/her permanent residence. If the ID card is stolen or lost in any region other than the place of he/her permanent residence, the passenger may take a flight with a temporary identity certificate issued by a local public security authority at the place where the loss is reported.
9. A temporary identity certificate for taking a flight should bear a recent photograph of the passenger and indicate name, sex, age and employer (address) of the passenger and term of validity. A paging seal should be affixed beneath the photograph.
10. A passenger in the course of application for a resident ID card may use the receipt of such application issued by a local police station at the place of his/her permanent residence as a valid certificate for taking a flight, provided that such receipt should bear his/her photograph and be affixed with the special seal for household registration.
11. A foreigner who has lost his/her passport during his/her stay in China may use a proof of loss issued by the entry and exit administrative department under a public security authority as a valid certificate for taking a flight, provided that such proof should bear his/her photograph and indicate term of validity.
12. A passenger may use the Temporary Identity Certificate for Taking Commercial Flights issued by a civil aviation public security authority as a valid certificate for taking a flight.