Traveling from USA into Canada - Niagra Falls. What form of ID do I need?

edited November 2008 in - USA
Would a valid drivers license be enough to get into canada and back to USA?
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  • edited 4:53PM
    No, you need a passport now, but no visa is required. In the past you could get in with a drivers license but not any more.
  • edited 4:53PM
    Further to the above: If you're flying in, you need a passport, but if entering by land you can get by with a # Birth certificate, OR # Certificate of citizenship or naturalization, AND # Photo ID, such as current driver's license. This is because as of Dec 21, 2007, passport requirements have been once again delayed meaning that US citizens arriving in Canada by land or water do not need a passport until at least summer 2009. The US consular service says however:
    "It is strongly recommended that all citizens of both Canada and the United States carry passports when crossing the U.S. / Canada border." For more: see http://www.consular.canada.usembassy.gov/passport_requirement.asp
  • edited 4:53PM
    Can a Colombian citizen; visiting in the United States on a tourism visa, and crossing to Canada to visit Niagara Falls for one day, enter the border for one single day, with the colombian passport?.
    I hear that my Colombian family can get a pass for one day at the Canadian border. Is this true?
    Please answer.
    Thank you very much.

    Myriam C. Lynn
    myriamlynn@aol.com
    Note: My husband is a USA citizen so I am too. Can they come with us?.
  • edited 4:53PM
    what if I travel to niagra falls in late september, will I be able to go by land into the falls? or can I go into the park with my license and social security card?
  • edited 4:53PM
    Hi guys, heres a scenario:

    January
    British citizen travels to USA on Visa Waiver Program. Gets 3 month stay.

    March
    Before the 3 months are over, the british citizen drives into Canada. Mails the I-94 to US Border people a week later.

    September
    British citizen's canadian PR visa arrives. British citizen then flagpoles at a Canada/US border and makes official "landing" and becomes a Canadian PR.


    Question is, would there be any problems for this person to travel to the USA again to visit family and friends? Here's why the question arises:

    Once the 3 months of the visa issued under the Visa Waiver Program are up, USA wants you to fly out to another country and then re-enter. Driving to Canada and back does not count. If say a couple of weeks after getting PR status, this person shows up at the US border seeking entry in US, could the US immigration officers refuse entry?
  • edited 4:53PM
    A group of hunters from the US are wanting to go on a hunt in Canada in the spring. Do we all need visas?
  • edited 4:53PM
    US passport holders don't need visas for Canada. You do need a hunting license though, and a firearm import license. See here for more details on getting that permit: http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publications/pub/bsf5044-eng.html
  • edited 4:53PM
    I have a friend from Chile who will be visiting in Canada this summer. He'd like to cross the US border for a day to do shopping. Does he need a tourist visa ahead of time?
  • edited 4:53PM
    Hi I have a British Passport ( exp 01/27/10) and hold a permanent resident card for USA ( were I resided).
    Can I enter Canada without a visa? I intend to stay from 01/6 - 01/14. Will I be allowed in even tho my passport is about to expire? too late to apply for the renewal now will have to do that when I get back! Failing that I have a South African Passport but think I need a visa to travel on that? mmmmmmmm
  • edited 4:53PM
    I'll be travelling to canada in may 2010, i was wondering because i am transiting through the US do i need to do the travel authorization (ESTA) form? even though i wont be leaving LA airport. I am an Australian citizen.
    Thanks.
  • edited 4:53PM
    Hola tengo una visa J1 Aupair en los Estados Unidos actualmente, quiero visitar canada e ingresar por tierra por 3 dias, necesito visa?
  • edited 4:53PM
    Do you need a visa for canada if you are American?
  • edited 4:53PM
    I am purchasing a car from the Boston area and I am from Kansas City. I will be flying in to buy the car (paying cash forit) and drive it home. Along the way I wanted to drive through Niagra Falls and also see Toronto. I will have the title and current insurance for the car on hand, but I was going to place tags from my other car (Registered In Missouri) on my new one to get it home. Is it going to be an issue coming into Canada and returning back into USA? Of course I have a currrent passport!

    Thanks,
  • edited 4:53PM
    Do I need a passport to enter Quebec from the USA?? I plan on going in May of 2010.
  • edited 4:53PM
    do i need a passport to see canadian niagara falls even if i have a green card? by land?
  • edited 4:53PM
    I am from India haviing a USA visa stamping in my passport and now I am planning to visit Niagara Falls. Accordingly I also booked a HOtel in Canada (Mistakenly).
    So, how can i visit Canada though I dont have any Visa of Canada. IS there any ways of visiting the country, please confirm...

    Thanks a lot in advanced...
  • edited 4:53PM
    Hi,
    I am an indian staying in Minneapolis on L1 visa.
    I am planning to go to Niagara this monthend. I want to get Canadian visa so that I can see Niagara from Canada side.
    What is the best way to get it?

    Any help is appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Vinay
  • edited 4:53PM
    hi
    i am canadian citizen but my little one passport is exp, it is ok to pass niagarfalls border
  • edited 4:53PM
    Suku - your child needs a passport for sure..
  • edited 4:53PM
    Can I drive to Niagara Falls with a U.S. Birth Cert. and a valid driver's license?
  • edited 4:53PM
    I am an American Citizen.
  • edited 4:53PM
    I am a British citizen, visiting the USA under visa waiver programme. I have a valid I-94. I want to visit canada with my canadian friends for a weekend by land. I have enquired and now know that, i do not require a visa to enter canada if you have british passport, but i would like to know if i will be allowed back into the USA (at the border) on my return.Thanks
  • edited 4:53PM
    My family is going to the Granby Zoo in Canada. My Husband, and 2 children all have our birt cert. My mother and father have pass ports and my sister and her daughter have birth cert. along with military ID. All adults have our driving license on hand. Will we have any problems. We dont want the kids to get upset if we can't get there. We were told by my brother who is a VT state trooper that there is a Federal law that states if we have proof of US citizenship that they can not deny us entry back. I realize that we may be held up.
  • edited July 2010
    I have just booked a car to drive from NY to Toronto and back to NY. I am now unsure if there will be an issue driving through the two borders. I have an Australian drivers licence and will sort out an international licence just to be sure and plan on only staying in Toronto for 2 nights. Any advice would be great! Chris
  • edited 4:53PM
    Hi
    i want to visit Niagra falls ( dun go into Canada) but i don't have US green card or passport.
    Can i go there with only US ID?

    Please, reply me ...
    Thank You
  • edited 4:53PM
    hi i am a Irish citizen on a J1 visa in America at the moment! i want to go visit Niagara falls at the weekend and am wondering if i can go across the border to see the falls from the Canada side and return back onto the American side within the same day or do i need additional papers for this trip?
  • edited 4:53PM
    Hi All,

    Just wondering, had a read through but the answer wasnt clear, I am an Australian citizen travelling to the USA on the Visa Waiver program, and we are wanting to visit Niagra Falls. We have been told it is a lot better on the Canadian side. Do we need to organise anything to be able to cross into Canada, such as a Canadian Visa? I don't wanna cross into Canada unprepared or without the correct documentaton!
    If anyone could shine some light on the subject that would be FANTASTIC!

    Cheers!
  • edited 4:53PM
    does a british citizen require visa to enter the USA from canada?
  • edited 4:53PM
    Hello
    Holding a US greencard and going to Canada, do I need a visa?

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