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.
Do you need a passport to go to Canada by car?
Before visiting Canada, be sure you have a valid passport. Strictly speaking, American citizens who are traveling to and from Canada by car or boat can use a passport, passport card, or a Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative-compliant document such as an Enhanced Driver’s License for international travel.
What do you need to cross the border into 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 US citizens need eTA for Canada?
U.S. CITIZENS AND PERMANENT RESIDENTS:U.S. citizens do not require a visa or an eTA to travel to Canada. As usual, if you are a U.S. citizen, you can visit Canada with your valid U.S. passport. U.S. permanent residents (Green Card holders) must have an eTA to travel to Canada, as well as their Green Card.