PASSPORTS are required to enter Canada.
Travel Documents Required – US citizens:
Effective on June 1, 2009, U.S. and Canadian citizens traveling between the United States and Canada by land and sea must present travel documents prior to boarding that comply with Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative requirements.
For U.S. citizens, acceptable documents include:
- U.S. Passport
- U.S. Passport Card
- Trusted Traveler Program Cards (NEXUS or FAST/Expres)
- Enhanced Drivers License (EDL)
Complete, updated information on document requirements for U.S. — Canada border crossing and international travel for U.S. citizens is available by visiting www.travel.state.gov or call 1-877-487-2778
Complete, updated information on document requirements for Canada — U.S. border crossing and international travel for Canadian citizens is available at www.canada.ca or call 1-800-567-6868
For additional information regarding Passports & Immigration please visit: http://www.immigrationdirect.ca/canada-passport.jsp
Citizens outside US & Canada
Citizens of countries other than the US or Canada are required to show a valid passport and may require a visa to enter Canada. Please check with www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca or call 1-800-O-CANADA for entry to Canada. It is the traveler’s responsibility to possess the necessary travel documentation to enter Canada.
If you have a previous offence
If you have a previous offence on your record that is considered a crime in Canada (such as a Driving Under the Influence charge), you can apply for an Approval of Rehabilitation at Canadian Consulates and Embassies in the United States, prior to your visit.
For further information regarding Approval of Rehabilitation please visit: