Do I need birth certificate to enter 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. citizens. Children under 16 need only present proof of U.S. citizenship.

Do you need original birth certificate to go to Canada?

While a U.S. citizen’s government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license, and proof of U.S. citizenship, such as a birth certificate or naturalization certificate, are sufficient to cross into Canada, you’ll need additional documents to re-enter the United States, according to Liz Jones of Leaf Group.

What is needed to cross into Canada?

Travelers driving into Canada from the U.S. must have a valid I.D., such as a U.S. passport. Unlike most of the world, a passport card is also accepted on the land border. Children under 16 need only show proof of U.S. citizenship.

Can I go into Canada with my birth certificate?

U.S. citizens wishing to enter Canada by land or boat and that do not have a U.S. passport need to carry proof of their citizenship, such as a birth certificate, certificate of citizenship (or naturalization), or a Certificate of Indian Status.

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What type of ID do you need to fly to Canada?

Canadian and U.S. citizens must present either a valid passport or a valid Nexus cardOpens in New Windowwhen travelling by air between Canada and the United States. Canadians holding dual citizenship must travel to Canada with a valid Canadian passport.

Is a passport required to go to Canada?

Citizens and permanent residents of the United States

Citizens of the United States need a valid U.S. passport to fly to or transit through a Canadian airport. Citizens of the United States coming to Canada by car, bus, train or boat need to carry proper identification and meet the basic requirements to enter Canada.

What happens if you go to Canada without a passport?

Canada will not allow a U.S. citizen into the country who does not have the proper documentation to return home. The Canadian government requires citizens of the United States to have a passport to fly to or transit through a Canadian airport, but not to enter Canada by land or by boat.

Can you cross into Canada without going through customs?

While it is far more common to cross in a vehicle, no law in either the U.S. or in Canada forbids walking across the border. However, you must pass through customs. If you cross the border without going through customs — say, by walking through a forest — you can be stopped.

Can I use my driver’s license to go to Canada?

Canadian law requires all persons entering Canada from the U.S. by car present proof of citizenship and identity. … However, be warned that if you go to Canada by car with your driver’s license and birth certificate but no passport you will not be able to re-enter the U.S. with these documents.

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Can I use my real ID to get into Canada?

Q: Can I use my REAL ID card to cross the border into Canada and Mexico and for international travel? No. REAL ID cards cannot be used for border crossings into Canada, Mexico or other international travel.

Can Americans travel to Canada now?

Fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPRs), including those engaging in non-essential travel, may enter Canada from the United States. All travelers must use the ArriveCAN system to enter their traveler information, including proof of vaccination, before arriving in Canada.