Have you been asked by Ryanair to verify your booking and you find yourself unsure of the steps to take? No need to fret! Here at BudgetAir.co.uk, we're dedicated to ensuring you're always prepared for your upcoming trip. Read on for more information on how to complete your ID verification smoothly and avoid any unexpected expenses or hassle at the airport.
Prior to completing the check-in process, Ryanair now requires passengers to verify their identity for bookings made through third-party sites. This measure ensures that customers adhere to the essential safety and security regulations, as well as maintaining up-to-date contact details.
To go through the verification process, you’ll need your Ryanair airline reference (found in your booking confirmation), a form of identification with a photo and signature (passport or National ID card), and a device (phone, tablet, laptop) with a camera function, which you will use to capture and upload a selfie/portrait onto their platform.
Express Verification: Verify your identity with facial recognition technology (GetID).
Duration: Approximately 2 min
Fee: £0.59 per booking
Standard Verification: Submit a picture of your completed and signed Customer Verification Form along with a picture of your passport or National ID card. Priority is based on bookings with the earliest departure date.
Duration: Up to 7 days
Fee: Free of charge
If you opt not to complete the verification process in advance, you will need to finalise it in person at the airport with one of the Ryanair agents at least 1 hour before your scheduled departure time. Additionally, forgoing the pre-verification process means you won't be able to check in online, requiring you to check in at the airport, incurring an additional fee of £55.
Ryanair states that they are fully compliant with GDPR and stores the information or documents used for your verification process for a temporary period of time.
We recommend that you reach out to the Ryanair customer service directly on their website. They are best equipped to provide you with comprehensive information and assistance regarding the verification process.