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Do you need a passport to drive into and out of Canada? We were told a driver's licence...

Do you need a passport to drive into and out of Canada? We were told a driver's licence and birth certificate is all that is needed.
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     asked this on August 25, 2008 at 10:05 AM
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As of last month, a passport is required.
  • An anonymous user
     answered this on July 03, 2009 at 08:15 AM
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Here's what it says on the U.S. State Department website regarding entry/exit requirements into Canada: "Entry into Canada is solely determined by Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) officials in accordance with Canadian law, see http://www.cbsa.gc.ca for details. Canadian law requires that all persons entering Canada must carry both proof of citizenship and identity. A valid U.S. passport or NEXUS card satisfies these requirements for U.S. citizens. If U.S. citizen travelers to Canada do not have a passport or approved alternate document such as a NEXUS card, they must show a government-issued photo ID (e.g. Driver's License) and proof of U.S. citizenship such as a U.S. birth certificate, naturalization certificate, or expired U.S. passport. Children under sixteen need only present proof of U.S. citizenship." Same documents apply when for U.S. citizens returning to the U.S. So, yes, you should be fine with just a birth certificate and driver's license. If you do have a passport, however, I'd just take that to be on the safe side -- there's no arguing with a valid passport.
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     answered this on August 28, 2008 at 09:59 AM
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