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Offline HONDO

passport/CAN/US
« on: February 06, 2009, 05:31:45 pm »
Im planning the lighthouse tour through Nova Scotia this year coming up from Maine into Yarmouth. Do I need a US passport or can I get by with a birth certificate and drivers license. thanks.

Offline Westinghouse

Re: passport/CAN/US
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2009, 05:54:34 am »
I would contact the Canadian department of immigration about that. They surely have a web site.

Offline Fred Hiltz

Re: passport/CAN/US
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2009, 09:50:37 am »
Entry to Canada is no problem. Getting back into the U.S. requires a passport or a high-security driver's license now being issued by some, but not all, states. Details at http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/vacation/kbyg/

Fred

Offline geegee

Re: passport/CAN/US
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2009, 09:08:16 am »
As of this year, a passport is required for travel between the USA and Canada. The US also issues passport cards which are easier to carry but is only good for travel to Canada and Mexico

Offline jcostanz

Re: passport/CAN/US
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2009, 04:06:43 pm »
Note Passcards and enhanced driverlicenses are only good for land (bridge) and sea crossings not for Any International Flights.

Offline driftlessregion

Re: passport/CAN/US
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2009, 11:48:39 pm »
Here is the page for the official information: http://travel.state.gov/passport_cal/passport_travel_requirements.php.

Offline DaveB

Re: passport/CAN/US
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2009, 07:09:40 pm »
The simplest thing to do is get a regular passport.  They are good for travel anywhere.

Offline Westinghouse

Re: passport/CAN/US
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2009, 12:54:26 am »
The simplest thing to do is get a regular passport.  They are good for travel anywhere.


Yes, 100% agreed. Just get a passport and all your problems are solved. Then Canada, the USA, and all the world are yours; well, a large part of it anyway.

Offline jcostanz

Re: passport/CAN/US
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2009, 02:33:04 pm »
When I renewed my license, I decided to go for the enhanced version, it was an additional $30.  I already have a passport but for cycling the enhanced DL is more water resistant.  It is also easier in that I always have it on me.

I also live along the Canadian border and probably cycled about 50 percent of my miles this past summer in Canada.

My passport got wet on a tour even being in a ziplock bag.


Offline HONDO

Re: passport/CAN/US
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2009, 09:36:09 pm »
Its a done deal, the passport should be here in 3 to 6 weeks.
Hello Canada!