Passport for Travel to Canada FAQ
Many questions have been raised about passports for travel to Canada
since the new requirements went into effect a couple of years ago.
In general, a passport is required to enter
Canada and return to the United States but there are some exceptions.
In some cases, it is possible to present evidence of U.S. citizenship
and a photo ID or some other WHTI-approved document
such as a FAST
Read through the answers to the visitor-submitted questions below and
find the information you need to better prepare for your trip to
List of FAQ about Passports for Travel to Canada
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Can my 16 and 17-year-old drive to and from Canada without passports?
Question: Can my 16 and 17- year-old drive to and from Canada without
passports if accompanied by a parent and sister with passports. They
each have birth ...
What do I need to take my granddaughter and a cat to Canada?
Question: I plan to be in New York State in June and would like to go
on to Magnetawan, Ontario to visit my sister for a week.
I have custody of ...
Does a 14-year-old need a passport to go to Canada?
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 ...
If you are a US Citizen in Canada without a passport, can you return to the US with a birth cerificate?
Question: I have an expired United States passport and want to travel
to Canada. Is there anyway to do this without a valid passport?
Answer: It ...
Does my 16-year-old son need a passport book or a passport card to travel to Canada?
My now 16-year-old son was born in Germany and needed a passport to
return to the US. Since then all our passports got lost or missing. I
am pretty sure ...
Can I visit Canada if I have an old drug felony?
Question: I have a valid passport but I have a 13-year-old drug felony. Will Canada let me enter their country?
Answer: The authority to allow or ...
Should I renew my US passport before I enroll for college in Canada?
Question: In anticipation of my passport expiring in March 2011, I
would like to renew it now. I am an 18-year-old US citizen going to
college in Canada ...
What documentation do I need to take my 14-year-old grandson on a visit to Canada?
Question: I plan to visit Toronto next month and would like to take my
14-year-old grandson with me. We plan to be in Canada 4 days. Does he
need a ...
Does my 12-year-old son need a passport to re-enter the US from Canada?
Question: We would like to go on vacation to Canada for memorial
weekend. If my son needs a passport, what is the quickest way to obtain
Does my son need a passport for a school trip to Canada if he is a military dependent?
Question: My son has a school trip to Montreal, Canada. He has his
military ID. The passport department at Ft. Drum said he didn't need
one, as long as,...
Do we need to get a passport to take our grandson to Canada for three days?
Question: My wife and myself have passports. Our grandson is seven and
lives with his Mother only. We would like to take him to Niagara Falls
for two ...
I need a renewal on my passport without waiting weeks as I drive across the Michigan and Ontario Canada border weekly.
Question: I travel between Michigan and Ontario, Canada bi-weekly for
family. I need a passport to go across the border. My passport expires
in July ...
Does a child under l6 need a passport to enter Canada and return to the US?
Question: We are going to Canada for my sister's wedding. My daughter is 3 and is in the wedding.
Answer: There are two things to consider.
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