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Can a illegal immigrant travel on a plane within the united states?

West Palm Beach, FL |

my passport is valid n my visa is also still valid just over stayed my six months timed frame. want to flight to visit family within the states.

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You only need identification for airline travel not status. However, you do put yourself at more risk. As well and depending on the length of time you've overstayed and your family's immigration history, you may want to rethink your situation with the help of an experienced lawyer.


Yes, so long as the traveler has government issued identification (e.g. driver's license, state identification card, passport).

While this answer is provided by a Florida Bar Certified Expert in Immigration and Nationality Law, it is for general information purposes only and an attorney/client relationship is neither intended nor created. You should seek out qualified counsel to review your case and provide you with advice specific to your situation.



What about if the illegal person has final order of deportation, but has a valid driver license and a Social Security Number?

Jeffrey Adam Devore

Jeffrey Adam Devore


The same rules apply.


Not without risk.

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I agree that you can travel within the U.S., all you need is to show your passport - airline and security personnel are only/mainly checking if your name matches that which appears on your ticket. While you do expose yourself to some risk, the risk is much greater when an alien drives a vehicle without a license.

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