Frequently Asked Questions


Do I need a passport to enter Canada? What document do I need?

When entering from the United States, U.S. citizens are encouraged to show a U.S. passport. If they do not have a passport, they should be prepared to provide photo ID and proof of U.S. citizenship such as a birth certificate, naturalization certificate, or expired U.S. passport. U.S. citizens entering Canada from a third country must have a valid passport. A visa is not required for U.S. citizens for a stay in Canada of up to 180 days. Anyone with a criminal record (including a DWI charge) may be excluded or removed from Canada, and should contact the Canadian Embassy or nearest Canadian consulate before travel.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1082.html