Does a 14 year old need a passport to go to Canada?
(Waltham, MA )
Question: My daughter will be traveling to Canada with her friend and family. Will they need a passport to travel across the border? I was told that all they need is a birth certificate.
Children under sixteen need only present proof of U.S. citizenship in order to enter Canada
. When returning to the United States from Canada, U.S. citizens under the age of 16 need only present a birth certificate (original, photocopy or certified copy), Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or naturalization certificate.
If your daughter will be traveling to Canada with someone who does not have full legal custody, CBSA requires those with whom your daughter is traveling to present a notarized affidavit of consent from the minor’s parents or legal guardians. There is no specific form for this document, but it should include dates of travel, parents’ names and photo copies of their state-issued IDs.
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