Can my 16 and 17 yrs olds drive to and from Canada without passports?
Question: Can my 16 and 17-year-old kids drive to and from Canada without passports if accompanied by parent and sister with passports? They each have birth certificates and valid driver's licenses.
According to the entry and exit requirements for Canada listed by the U.S. Department of State, all American citizens who travel to and from Canada are required to present a valid U.S. passport or other WHTI-compliant document
The only exception are minors under age 16 who are only required to present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. Driver’s License) and proof of U.S. citizenship such as a U.S. birth certificate.
Since your children are 16 and 17, they both require valid passports to travel to Canada.
Note, it is also recommended that a parent traveling with minor children take a notarized consent to travel form
from the non-traveling parent.
Also, a passport card
is acceptable for land travel to Canada.
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