What documents do I need to travel to Canada?
Entry into Canada: Canadian law requires that all persons entering Canada carry both proof of citizenship and proof of identity.
A valid U.S.
passport, passport card, or NEXUS card satisfies these requirements for U.S.
Children under 16 need only present proof of U.S.
Can you get into Canada without a passport?
Generally, if you’re not a Canadian or U.S. citizen, you require a valid passport or visa to enter Canada. There are two exceptions: U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents may use their I-551 (“Green Card”) — instead of a passport — for travel between Canada and the United States, by air, land, or sea.
What do you need to cross the border to Canada?
All you need is proof of U.S. citizenship and identification.
- Valid Proof of Citizenship and ID. A U.S. passport, passport card or NEXUS card all serve as proof of both citizenship and identification.
- Traveling With Children.
- Trusted Traveler Programs.
- Tips for a Smooth Crossing.
- Who Can’t Enter.
Do I need a visa for Canada?
Most people need a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to travel to Canada – not both. Some people may only need their valid passport. If you’re a Canadian permanent resident (PR), find out more about travelling to Canada with PR status. Select the country code that matches the one on your passport.