If you’re a US citizen and want to travel to Canada, here’s what you need to know.
To enter Canada, all Americans, including dual citizens, must have valid identification and complete basic standards. If you have a valid US passport, you can enter Canada without a Canadian passport, visa, or eTA.
Documents US citizens to carry when traveling to Canada
If you’re a US citizen, here are the documents you need to carry with you when traveling to Canada.
Acceptable ID and citizenship documents
- Canada Passport
- Visa d’immigration permanente
- SCIS card or valid CIS card
If you don’t have a passport and want to return to Canada, these documents can prove your identity:
- A Canadian citizen’s NEXUS card is required to enter Canada by air, land, or sea.
- A Canadian’s FAST card (Free and Secure Trade) (when arriving by land or marine modes only)
- Documents d’urgence Canada
- Temporary Passport for Citizenship certificate (issued from 1954 to present)
- Enhanced provincial or territorial driver’s license
- A province or territory’s enhanced identification/photo card
- Permanent residents of Canada must travel with a passport and proof of permanent residency and may be requested to provide these documents at the border.
All the best!