Travelling in North America
Travelling to the United States
All travellers, including US and Canadian citizens, must present a valid passport or other approved secure document when entering the United States. Visit the Canada Border Services Agency website for a list of accepted documents for travel to, from or through the United States.
Validity of Canadian passport
Although many countries require that a passport be valid at least six months beyond the duration of your stay, American authorities currently state that as a Canadian: "Your passport only needs to be valid for the duration of your planned trip to the U.S."
These entry requirements are determined by the authorities of the United States and are subject to change at any time. You may check with the Embassy of the United States of America and its consulates for up-to-date information.
You may also communicate with your airline carrier in order to obtain its identification requirements.
Visit travel.gc.ca to view travel advisories and essential information for Canadians travelling or living abroad.
Travelling to Mexico
All Canadian citizens need a valid passport for entry to Mexico. Canadian permanent residents seeking entry into Mexico require a permanent resident card, a certificate of identity, or a refugee travel document.
Returning to Canada
A passport is the only reliable and universally accepted identification document, and it proves that you have a right to return to Canada.
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