Do You Need A Passport To Go To Canada
"Do you need a passport to go to Canada?" is a question often asked by non-Canadians. As traveling to other countries has become more strict in showing proof of citizenship and identity, people want to be sure of the correct documents necessary to enter the country they are visiting. Canadian law requires every adult to show proof of their citizenship and identity before entering their country and a passport will meet the requirements necessary for any United States citizen.
While a passport is a legal document that will allow you entry into Canada as an adult it is not the only document that will allow a United States citizen access. Along with the passport a United States citizen can use a passport card or a NEXUS card to also gain access into this country. As a visitor trying to enter into Canada you must be prepared to show the required proof needed to enter or else you will be denied entrance.
As an adult, entering into Canada is really not that complicated however remember that when traveling with a minor child though a passport is not necessary he/she will still need to have proof of citizenship and identity. If the minor child's legal guardian is not present upon attempted entry into Canada be prepared to possibly show a notarized affidavit of consent from the minor's parents to the Canada Border Services Agency. It is important to ensure you have the proper documents for any minor children because they too will be denied access into Canada if identity, citizenship and legal guardianship cannot be substantiated.
- United States citizens entering into Canada by way of a third country must still follow the same procedure of showing proper identification and citizenship. Entering into Canada will have the same requirements for any United States citizens so beware and make sure that everyone traveling with you has the correct required documents.