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What identification documents do I need to travel?

The identification you require will vary by country and depending on your nationality. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have all documentation needed to comply with the requirements of immigration, customs, health and other relevant regulations. A failure to produce the correct documention may result in you being fined for which you are liable.

 

PASSENGER TRAVEL DOCUMENTS ON ROUTES BETWEEN BRITAIN AND IRELAND

 

British or Irish citizens travelling on our Irish Sea routes do not need a passport to travel to Britain or Ireland but are advised to take a form of proof of identity. A valid passport, photographic driving license, International Student Card, government issued photo ID card, health insurance/social security photographic card, photographic bus/train pass or EU Citizen Identity Card will usually suffice. A birth certificate will provide adequate proof of identity for children (17 years and under with no photographic identification) to travel on our sailings.

 

PASSENGER TRAVEL DOCUMENTS ON ROUTES TO AND FROM FRANCE AND HOLLAND

 

British citizens travelling to/from Continental Europe must bring a valid passport. Remember that the name on the passport must match the name on the booking otherwise you may not be able to travel and your insurance may be invalid. 

A passport for all passengers (including children and infants), valid beyond the date of return, is required for all trips to Continental Europe. We reserve the right to check and record details of such documentation and to refuse you permission to board if such documentation is not produced to our satisfaction. You will be required to reimburse us in full for any fines, repatriation or other removal costs, detention costs and all related expenses, which we may bear or incur by reason of your failure to produce such documentation to the relevant authorities.

It is important to have your passport close to hand for possible inspection when checking in, embarking the vessel, disembarking the vessel and when entering a country.

 

EU citizens in possession of an officially recognised European ID Card may use this or a valid Passport with MRZ code when travelling from to/from France. In some cases a visa may also be required. Remember that the name on your passport/European Union ID card must match the name on your booking otherwise you may not be able to travel and your insurance may be invalid. 

A passport/ European Union ID card for all passengers (including children and infants), valid beyond the date of return, is required for all trips to/from France.

 

Other passport holders should check with the relevant embassy regarding passport and visa requirements.

 

PASSENGER TRAVEL DOCUMENTS ON ROUTES BETWEEN SWEDEN AND DENMARK

 

For travellers from within the EU / EEA a valid passport with MRZ code or a National Identification Card of EU standard with an MRZ code and / or chip, issued by a national authority within the EU / EEA can be used. Nordic citizens may also use a driving license issued in a Nordic country.

 

This applies to all travellers but children aged under 18 years travelling with a guardian are an exception and can travel on their guardian's identification.

 

Please note:

  • Norwegian bank cards are not a valid form of identification when travelling with Stena Line.
  • Electronic driving licenses are not a valid form of identification when travelling with Stena Line.

 

For travellers from outside the EU / EEA, a passport with MRZ code is the only valid ID document, even for children.

 

PASSENGER TRAVEL DOCUMENTS ON ROUTES BETWEEN SWEDEN, GERMANY, POLAND and LATVIA

 

On Stena Line routes between Germany & Sweden, Poland & Sweden, Latvia & Sweden and Germany & Latvia, a valid passport with MRZ code or a National Identification Card of EU standard with an MRZ code and / or chip, issued by a national authority within the EU / EEA can be used. This applies to all travellers, including children. 

 

The passport or ID Card must be presented at check-in. If you do not have a valid passport or ID card you will not be permitted to travel. 

 

VEHICLE TRAVEL DOCUMENTS ON ROUTES BETWEEN SWEDEN, POLAND and LATVIA

 

When travelling with a vehicle, a valid vehicle technical passport (original) must be presented at check-in. If a trailer is reserved in the reservation, the technical passport (original) must also be presented for the trailer.

 

The above rules are Stena Line's general rules for travelling with our ferries.

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