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.
Do you need a passport to go to Canada by car?
Canadian law requires all persons entering Canada from the U.S. by car present proof of citizenship and identity. A passport fulfills both of these requirements for U.S. citizens. It is also possible for a U.S. citizen to use their Nexus card to fulfill both of these requirements.
What happens when you cross the Canadian border by car?
What you should know before crossing the Canadian border
- Check your entry eligibility.
- Have correct identification.
- Know the guidelines for traveling with minors.
- Keep vehicle registration and proof of insurance available.
- Don’t bring restricted items.
- Check entry requirements for pets.
- Get familiar with entry points.
Can you drive to Canada from the US?
Passport Requirements for Entering CanadaAt one time, U.S. citizens entering Canada could show a driver’s license along with another piece of identification to cross the border into Canada, but now a valid passport or other forms of identification documentation is mandatory for entry.
What documents do I need to drive into Canada?
For U.S. citizens and permanent residents, you must carry proof of citizenship, such as a passport, birth certificate, a certificate of citizenship or naturalization, a U.S. permanent resident card, or a certificate of Indian status, along with photo identification. A NEXUS card also meets the requirements.