Post # 1
We are traveling from Oregon in Vancouver, BC and our son doesn’t have a passport and getting him one since he’s under the age of 16 is a pain. I read (below) that we can just use his birth certificate instead since we are traveling by car.
Children: Beginning June 1, 2009, U.S. and Canadian citizen children under age 16 arriving by land or sea from contiguous territory may also present an original or copy of his or her birth certificate, a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, a Naturalization Certificate, or a Canadian Citizenship Card.
Any bees ever done this? I’m worried that they will make us turn around when we get to the border, lol!
I did send an email to an email provided at the Travel. State. website so we’ll see…
Post # 3
As far as I know, for travel from Canada to the US or vice versa, a passport is now required by anyone, and that includes children under the age of 16.
Post # 4
i thought that a passport was required for everyone now.
Post # 5
they’re right. I travelled with a friend of mine and her 4 kids (ALL under 16) from the U.S to CAN and they all had to present passports. If you have a trip coming up within 14 days, they’ll let you rush it at the nearest passport agency near you. They can do it same day. Also: if you can’t afford a passport book right now, you can just get the card for much less. However, the card is only used for land travel so….canada,usa,mexico (if you drive). You wouldn’t ever be able to use it when flying anywhere.
Post # 6
Hmmm…. thanks ladies! Regardless of what I find out from the travel department, we are just going to get him a passport!
Post # 7
i work for the bordert, here is the info you need:
you do need the passport for your child…
Post # 8
@Mrs.Mittens: Passport is definitely the best policy. That way you know you will not have to worry in the future.