03/26/09

ARE YOU READY FOR JUNE 1 2009


Category: General
Posted by: Shiela

ENTERING THE UNITED STATES

As of June 1, 2009, under the U.S. Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), Canadian citizens will be required to present one of the following valid documents when entering the United States by car or boat: (this rule is already in effect for air travel)

+ a passport

+ a NEXUS card

+ a Free and Secure Trade (FAST) card

+ an enhanced driver's licence/enahanced identification card (in provinces or territories where they are available).

 

ENTERING CANADA

When you enter Canada, a border services officer may ask to see your passport and a valid visa (if you are arriving from a country from which one is required). If you are a U.S. citizen, you do not need a passport to enter Canada; however, you should carry proof of your citizenship such as a birth certificate, a certificate of citizenship or naturalization or a Certificate of Indian Status, as well as a photo ID. If you are a permanent resident of the United States, you must bring your permanent resident card (i.e. green card) with you.