AS OF MARCH 1, 2010 A VALID PASSPORT IS REQUIRED FOR TRAVEL TO MEXICO
The Mexican government has announced that effective March 1, 2010 Canadian citizens flying into Mexico will be required to travel with a valid Canadian passport.
Flights to the U.S. - Jan 20, 2010
Effective January 20, 2010, Transport Canada has revised the carry-on limitation for flights from Canada to the United States (including Puerto Rico). Passengers will now be permitted one carry-on bag. Any further info, please refer to Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA)
Canadian citizens are required to present one of the following valid WHTI-compliant documents when entering the United States by land or water:
Note: Canadian citizens entering the United States by land but exiting by air must present a valid passport or a NEXUS card in compliance with U.S. air exit requirements. Refer to the air travel requirements for more information.
Canadian citizens aged 15 years or under are only required to present proof of Canadian citizenship, such as an original or a photocopy of a birth certificate, or an original citizenship card. Canadian citizens 18 years of age or under who are travelling with a school or other organized group, under adult supervision with parental/guardian consent, may also present proof of Canadian citizenship alone.
The United States has indicated that it will take a common sense approach to implementing the WHTI at its land and water ports of entry, which includes a period of flexibility after June 1, 2009. The Government of Canada cautions travellers that the length and extent of this flexibility is entirely at the discretion of U.S. officials.
Entry requirements to the United States have not changed for non-Canadian citizens, including permanent residents residing in Canada. For more information on U.S. entry requirements, consult the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Web site.
Canadian citizens travelling by air to, through or from the United States must present one of the following valid documents:
This requirement applies to all travellers, regardless of age, including children.
Refer to the air travel requirements for more information.
As of January 31, 2008, Canadians entering the United States by land and marine ports of entry will be required to present:
All Travellers entering the United States MUST present a valid Passport when arriving by air as of January 2007. This includes all children regardless of age will require passports to enter the United States of America.
Canadian Passport applications can be obtained at your local post office or Passport Office, you can find a list of service locations for your Canadian Passport.
You can also obtain a Canadian Passport Application Online, this is available to Canadians 16 years of age and older only. You will need to print your application form, sign it and have your guarantor sign your completed application form and one of your photos. You will have to either present your application with supporting documents to one of our service locations or mail it in with the supporting documents. more info here
Canadians living in the United States or Bermuda who wish to download the old form, the previous guarantor policy applies.
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