***You will need a passport to re-enter the US by road from June, 2009.***
Information for crossing the US/Canadian Border in 2009
Crossing the border will change in 2009. You will need a passport to re-enter the US by land.
According to the US Customs and Border Protection - 'On June 1, 2009 all U.S. and Canadian citizens who are 16 and older traveling between the U.S. and Canada....by land or sea (including ferries), will be required to present a valid passport or other alternative documents as determined by the Department of Homeland Security. U.S. and Canadian citizens who are 15 years old or younger will still be allowed to travel with just a copy of their birth certificate...'
For information on applying for a U.S. passport, renewing a passport or the new passport card, please visit the U.S. Department of State website.
For Children: *Birth Certificate *Consent Letter For children travelling with only one parent, it is best to bring a letter of consent from the other parent giving their permission for the child to travel to Canada. Include the dates and a contact number.
What to Expect
You will most likely be asked the following:
What is the purpose of your trip?
Where are you going?
How long are you staying?
Are you bringing any gifts into Canada?
Are you bringing any alcohol or tobacco into Canada? If so, how much?
Are you carrying firearms, pepper spray, mace?
Are you a convicted felon? (Please note that in Canada driving under the influence of alcohol is a felony.)
What you may bring with you
Your groceries for the week (no potatoes) Personal baggage Alcohol - 24 cans or bottles of beer or 40 ounces of liquour (over 19 years) Tobacco - up to 200 cigarettes and 50 cigars or 200 grams of chew(over 18 years) Limited amounts of gas (if you bring your own boat) Your pet (provide proof updated rabies shot) Prescription drugs in their original packaging Hunting weapons (with paperwork)
What not to Bring
Important - This is not an exhaustive list and is written as guidance only for our customers. For more information, please see the Canadian Border Services Agency website http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/
Border information Service Calls outside of Canada (Long distance charges apply) (204) 983-3500 (506) 636-5064