To cross, you will need one of the following documents:
To enter Canada: If you are a citizen of the U.S., you do not need a passport to enter Canada. However, you should carry proof of your citizenship, such as a birth certificate, certificate of citizenship or naturalization, as well as photo identification. If you are a permanent resident of Canada or the U.S, you should bring your permanent resident card with you.
To enter the U.S.: Canadian citizens should carry a Canadian passport, a valid trusted traveler program card (FAST, NEXUS or SENTRI), or an enhanced driver’s license (EDL).
U.S. citizens should carry a U.S. passport, a valid trusted traveler program card (FAST, NEXUS or SENTRI), or an enhanced driver’s license (EDL), a military ID with official travel orders, a U.S. Merchant Mariner document, an enhanced tribal card or American
Children: U.S. and Canadian children under the age of 16 will need to present a birth certificate or other proof of citizenship. Be prepared to prove that you have written parental consent for any minor children traveling with you. If you have legal custody or if you share custody, have copies of relevant legal documents, such as custody rights. If you are not the custodial parent or not the parent or legal guardian, carry a letter of permission authorizing you to have custody when entering Canada or the U.S. A letter would also facilitate entry if only one parent is travelling with their offspring. The letter should contain contact telephone numbers for the parent or legal guardian. If you are travelling as part of a group of vehicles, be sure that your family is in the same vehicle when you arrive at the border.
Pets: A proof of rabies vaccination is
required for dogs and it is recommended for cats.
Declarations and exemptions:
Questions to expect:
When you’re crossing the border, be prepared to answer the following questions for each person in the car:
For more info:
U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP)
Blaine office: 360/332-5771
Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)
800/461-9999 (in Canada)
204/983-3500 (outside Canada)