Passports & Visas
Document Requirements For Travellers
If You Are Travelling By Air
If you are travelling by air between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean and Bermuda, you must present a valid passport.
More on Air Travel.
If You Are Travelling By Land Or Sea
If you are travelling by land or sea (including cruises and ferries) between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean and Bermuda, and you are a U.S. or Canadian citizen age 19 and older, you must present a passport or other approved secure document denoting citizenship and identity for all land and sea travel into the United States (effective June 1, 2009).
Enhanced Driver's Licences (EDLs) have been formally identified as acceptable documentation requirements for land and sea crossings. If you are a U.S. citizen and a Washington State resident, you are eligible to purchase an Enhanced Driver Licence (EDL), which will meet the requirements for proof of citizenship to re-enter the U.S. from Canada and Mexico by land or sea. Further information for Washington residents is available at the Department of Licensing website.
If you are a Canadian citizen and a British Columbia resident, further information on Canada's first Enhanced Driver's Licence for British Columbia residents is available on the ICBC website.
More on Land and Sea Travel.
Travelling With Minors
For children age 18 or under wishing to enter Canada, please click here.
Children age 18 or under wishing to enter the U.S. will need to present a birth certificate, naturalization certificate or a passport to enter the U.S.
Traveller Program Cards
Trusted traveller program cards will continue to be accepted for cross-border travel.
For more information on FAST click here (for commercial truck drivers only).
For more information on CANPASS click here (for travellers entering Canada only).
If you are a Canadian citizen looking for information on passports, please visit the Passport Canada website.
If you are a U.S. citizen looking for information on passports, please visit the U.S. Department of State website.