Customs & Allowances 

Border ID Requirements

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What I.D. is required when traveling across a land border to the U.S. or Canada?

Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative:

The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) is a U.S. law that requires all travelers, including U.S. and Canadian citizens, to present a valid passport or other approved secure document when entering the United States from within the western hemisphere.

For a list of WHTI compliant documents - click here
For a WHTI Fact Sheet – click here

Land & Water Ports of Entry

Travelling to the United States by Land & Water:

All travellers are required to present one of the following valid WHTI-compliant documents when entering the United States by land or water:

  • a passport
  • a NEXUS card;
  • a Free and Secure Trade (FAST) card
  • an enhanced driver's licence (EDL) or enhanced identification card (EIC) from a province where a U.S.-approved EDL/EIC program has been implemented - see below for a list of provinces

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For information on States and Provinces currently issuing Enhanced Driver's License, a WHTI compliant document 
Click Here

 

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For information on applying for a NEXUS card, a WHTI compliant document  Click Here

 

 

Get Your Passports

Including passport renewals and ID requirements for minors

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For more information on border travel, please refer to the Canadian Border Services Agency Website