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Old 03-10-2011, 09:02 AM   #1
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Passport needed for Canada?

I was just wondering when planning to drive across the Canadian Border is a passport needed? And if so, does that include minors?
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:10 AM   #2
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The passport is needed to return to the US.
I am not sure on the age.

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I was just wondering when planning to drive across the Canadian Border is a passport needed? And if so, does that include minors?
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:12 AM   #3
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Hi: melissab...Passports just make the crossings easier. You have photo proof and a bar code with all pertinent data that can be scanned in a flash.
I'm not sure if minors are required to have one but again it makes the crossings easier. OOps I forgot the Gubermint needs the income too!!!
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Old 03-10-2011, 10:19 AM   #4
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Everyone who crosses the US border into Canada is required to have a passport. The exception is children.

U.S. and Canadian citizens ages 15 or younger with parental consent will be allowed to cross the borders at land and sea entry points with certified copies of their birth certificates rather than passports.

What this is not saying is that if you fly into Canada you have to have a passport no matter what age.
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Old 03-10-2011, 11:16 AM   #5
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You must have a passport to re-enter the USA. If you are driving, you can either use the full sized Passport or you can get a small, drivers license size passport. The small is for driving only. For flying, you need the full sized one.

Just in case I might be wrong, check with the US Government web site.

NOTE: Do Not Go To Canada or Mexico with a GUN.
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DHS: Joint Announcement From The U.S. Departments Of State And Homeland Security On Passport Card Production
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Old 03-10-2011, 03:30 PM   #7
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Everyone who crosses the US border into Canada is required to have a passport.
That's just not true. You need proof of citizenship if you are a US or Canadian citizen, but it need not be a passport.

But that's a moot point. Going into the US from Canada, everybody needs a passport, or the passport card Art mentions, or a Nexus Pass, or a secure drivers license (this is a special, extra-cost license available in some border states).

I don't know about children. Nor about air or sea travel.
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Old 03-10-2011, 03:53 PM   #8
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I had a friend go to Canada last year on vacation with his wife and 2 border collies. He and his wife both had passports, but evidently he didn't mention the 2 dogs when going into Canada. When returning home to the states, he had to go through a big run around over the dogs. He was able to bring them back, but they gave him a big hassle over them for some reason.
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Hi: All...When I had to renew/rewrite my B Z bus licence I enquired about the special licence. They are avail. in border cities and you have to go back there to get them renewed. 1 hr. trip each way for me. A passport is done via the local office and thru the mail.
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Old 03-10-2011, 04:18 PM   #10
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I'm 30 miles from Mexico and I can't go without a passport or at least the form that says I have applied for a passport. I don't want to go but anyway thanks homeland security. I can't gp to Alaska either because I wont fly and you have to cross through Canada.
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Dogs require proof of rabies vaccination in both directions. You get that from your vet. Border guards only ask when you have forgotten.
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Old 03-10-2011, 05:42 PM   #12
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Well having travel back and forth 4 times I can say when you have a passport its MUCH easier...
before Passport....MILLION questions
after passport.state your business and how long are you staying bye bye
the more prepare the better off IMO.. I usually get something from my insurance stating the dates I will be there. Along with the notarized note from my hubby (he's not a camper per say so doesn't go with us) anything to make it easier to pass thru. The more prepared I've been the less questions I've recieved
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You only need the Passport if you are a legal citizen. It seams that Illegals do not require one.
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Old 03-10-2011, 07:35 PM   #14
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We live next to Canada and fish the river that separates the 2 countries.

Here is another watch out: You will also very likely be denied entry into Canada if you have a DUI on your driving record; includes passengers as well.
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