Visitors from the USA

Thinking About Visiting Canada?
Confused about border re-entry requirements?


AS OF JULY 13, 2010:
U.S. citizens will be required to present one of the following documents for entry into the United States by land or sea from Canada.

Acceptable documents for U.S. re-entry:

U.S. Passport Card
Cost: $55 - Age 16 and older
$40 - Under age 16
$30 - For holders of U.S. passport
Validity: 10 years - Age 16 and older
5 years - Under age 16
Issued by: U.S. Department of State
Limitations: Not valid for international air travel
Enhanced
Driver’s License 
Cost: $15-$30 over a regular driver’s license
Validity: Will vary by state or province
Issued by: Individual state or province
Limitations: Not valid for international air travel
U.S. Passport
Cost: $135 - Age 16 and older
$105 - Under age 16
 $110 - For holders of U.S. passport
Validity: 10 years - Age 16 and older
5 years - Under age 16
Issued by: U.S. Department of State


CHILDREN: U.S. citizen children under the age of 16 will be able to present the original or copy of their birth certificate, or other proof of U.S. citizenship such as a naturalization certificate or citizenship card.

Trusted Traveler Program Cards
NEXUS, SENTRI or FAST enrollment cards can speed your entry into the U.S. and are issued only to pre-approved, low-risk travelers. The cards are valid for use at land or sea; the NEXUS card can be used in airports with a NEXUS kiosk.

Special Groups
Information for Parents and Children, Native Americans and Boaters. Knowing what documents are required and having them ready when you return home will help streamline the entry process and ensure your return to the U.S. is as smooth as possible.

Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website: GetYouHome.gov
for more information on the changing travel requirements.