Post # 1
Like the title says…..has anyone traveled to canada by car from the us with an infant? From everything I have read online is I will just need my babies birth certificate not a passport to get into canada. I believe it is the same way getting back into the us…but i cant seem to find much info online about it. We will be traveling with our Daughter who will be 6 months in a few months and I want to make sure we have the nessisary documents. Also what worries me is on her birth certificate in my state they only list my maiden name which doesnt match my married name and the name on my passport. Will that be an issue? Can I just show them a marriage certificate?
Any bees have experience with this? Thank you!
Post # 2
This is easily googleable
U.S. and Canadian citizen <em class=”rn_Highlight”>infants are not required to have a passport for travel by land or sea – although they are required to present a copy of a birth certificate and, if not traveling with both parents, the Department of State suggest a consent letter accompany the other parent(s)
You can reach out to them in regards to your maiden name/passport name situation, but bringing a copy of the marriage certificate would probably be fine.
Post # 3
candy08 : From the Canadian government website:
Entry into Canada: Canadian law requires that all persons entering Canada carry both proof of citizenship and proof of identity. A valid U.S. passport, passport card, or NEXUS card satisfies these requirements for U.S. citizens.
Children under 16 need only present proof of U.S. citizenship.
Post # 4
We had passports for our kids, but I took my son by myself to Canada when he was about that age and was asked if I had a letter from the father stating that he was aware I was taking the child into another country. (I did not). We got through but it wa a real pain. I mentioned this to friends of ours who travel internationally all the time an apparently that’s pretty common if both parents are not traveling with the child (I guess trafficking and kidnapping issues?). So you might want to have a note from your partner or child’s father (if listed on the BC) just in case. Enjoy your travels!
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2015 - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Highly recommend getting a letter if you’re travelling alone with your baby! That’s probably the biggest hassle – proving you’re not running away with the baby haha.
You can get templates online and then just stamped by a notary 🙂