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From: "Norma Audette Vinchkoski" <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Re: [QUEBEC] O.T. Passport
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 06:57:14 -0400
I found this at the US Department of State's web page for New Requirements
for Travelers to the Caribbean, Bermuda, Panama, Mexico, or Canada
You still have a bit of time to travel to Canada without a passport, but I
would bring your birth certificate.
New Requirements for Travelers
The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 requires that
by January 1, 2008, travelers to and from the Caribbean, Bermuda, Panama,
Mexico and Canada have a passport or other secure, accepted document to
enter or re-enter the United States. In order to facilitate the
implementation of this requirement, the Administration is proposing to
complete it in phases following a proposed timeline, which will be published
in the Federal Register in the near future.
In the proposed implementation plan, which is subject to a period of initial
public comment, the Initiative will be rolled out in phases, providing as
much advance notice as possible to the affected public to enable them to
meet the terms of the new guidelines. The proposed timeline will be as
a.. December 31, 2006 - Requirement applied to all air and sea travel to
or from Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and
b.. December 31, 2007 - Requirement extended to all land border crossings
as well as air and sea travel.
This is a change from prior travel requirements and will affect all United
States citizens entering the United States from countries within the Western
Hemisphere who do not currently possess valid passports. This new
requirement will also affect certain foreign nationals who currently are not
required to present a passport to travel to the United States. Most
Canadian citizens, citizens of the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda,
and to a lesser degree, Mexican citizens will be affected by the
implementation of this requirement.
> > Does anyone on the list know what is required for I.D. to enter Canada
> > from
> > the U.S.? Is your birth certificate still all you need? Plan to go in
> > August,
> > and it's way to late to apply for a passport.
> > Thanks
> > Shirley