Do I need a passport to travel from the US to Canada? I got different answers when looking for this answer.
Yes, you need a passport unless you have a special drivers license for entry into Canada and re entry into USA.. Check with your local authorities.. It is for entry to Canada only
If you are traveling by air, yes you'll need a passport.
However, if you are traveling by land or sea, you can cross without a passport. You just need an enhanced drivers license (or enhanced identification for non-drivers). This is not a traditional drivers license, it does cost extra and it does have an additional process to it (generally an 'interview' stage)
For Canada/US, there are some scenarios where you can still cross (land/sea) with traditional ID and a birth certificate, but they do hold you up considerably.
I have both a Passport and an enhanced drivers license -- land/sea, I will use the eDL exclusively. Passport is when I travel internationally via Canada.
I've traveled multiple times from my home state of Florida to hike in Canada. If you are flying in, you will need a passport book (a standard passport like you'd need to go abroad). If you are driving in, you will need a passport card (the size of a driver's license). Both require time to get, so be sure to plan ahead!
I just got a passport card to go to Mexico. Canada they said I would need the passport paper the card is just a little bit less expensive
Yes, unless you have a Washington enhanced drivers license. Passport is better.
Please bring a passport. The days of driver's licenses for entering Canada are in the past. Borders have tightened up security as the world changes. If you are a dual citizen - Canadian/American, be prepared to answer security questions appropriately. Anyone can be chosen for a random intense check.
Proof of citizenship and proof of identity. U.S. birth certificate and drivers license. Google travel to Canada from U.S. Will give you Canadian government answer.
absolutely, as well as on the way back. and no funny biz at the gate or you will be detained for hours.
The best place for U.S. Citizens to check on travel requirements for each country is the State Department website. Here's link to Canada: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Canada.html A long time ago you could cross with just your driver's license from your home state, but not any more.
The answer is no as long as you hold a valid US passport and you have no criminal record.
If you travel by air your passport meet to be at least 6 valid.
Yes you do! Anytime you leave the country you have to use a passport. Years ago (can’t remember exactly maybe 5-10 years) you could have travelled to Canada without one, but the policy changed and now you have to have a passport (the book one, not the passport card). Here is more info from the State Department https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Canada.html