What Documents Do American Citizens Need to Cross the Canadian Border?


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As of 2015, an American citizen over the age of 18 can pass in and out of Canada if he has a valid passport with him, according to USA Today. A birth certificate grants an American passage into Canada but does not suffice for re-entry to the United States.

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Other documents that provide passage into Canada include a passport card, a NEXUS card or an enhanced driver's license issued by Michigan, New York, Vermont or Washington, explains USA Today. These forms of identification are also valid for a person re-entering the United States from Canada by land or sea. A person hoping to stay in Canada for more than six months requires a visa, and an American with a criminal record may need an entry waiver from the citizenship and immigration department.

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