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Old 07-10-2013, 08:40 AM
 
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Valid passport is still needed.
Actually no, that link clearly states that children under 16 only need a birth certificate- the valid passport is only for people 16 and over.
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Old 09-01-2013, 11:35 AM
 
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Just realized my passport expired a month ago. I have a trip to Vancouver BC in the 2 days. Will I be able to cross the border back and forth using the expired passport? Does anyone have experience with this situation? Please reply if you do.
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Just realized my passport expired a month ago. I have a trip to Vancouver BC in the 2 days. Will I be able to cross the border back and forth using the expired passport? Does anyone have experience with this situation? Please reply if you do.

Safety and Security - Admissibility

"When you enter Canada, a CBSA officer may ask to see your passport and a valid visa, if one is necessary. If you are a citizen of the United States, you do not need a passport to enter Canada. However, you should carry proof of your citizenship, such as a birth certificate, certificate of citizenship or naturalization, as well as photo identification. If you are a permanent resident of Canada or the U.S, you should bring your Permanent Resident Card with you."

However, on returning to the U.S.

https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/det...y-into-the-u.s.

"Land or Sea Travel: U.S. citizens entering the United States by land or sea are required to present a valid WHTI-compliant document, which include:

U.S. Passports
U.S. Passport Cards
Enhanced Driver's Licenses
Trusted Traveler Cards (NEXUS, SENTRI, or FAST)
Military Identification Cards (for members of the U.S. armed forces on official orders)
U.S. Merchant Mariner Document (for U.S. citizens on official maritime business)"
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Old 09-01-2013, 02:17 PM
 
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Just realized my passport expired a month ago. I have a trip to Vancouver BC in the 2 days. Will I be able to cross the border back and forth using the expired passport? Does anyone have experience with this situation? Please reply if you do.
You are required to have a valid passport to enter the USA not sure if an expired passport constitutes the term valid.
With your expired passport your re-entry into the USA might be a problem depending on how big of a deal the border guard wants to make of it, they'll probably give you a hard time to the point they think you are thoroughly inconvenienced then they'll begrudgingly allow you to enter your own country.
You might want to also pack your birth certificate, and a few recent bills to prove you live at the address you say you do.budget an extra 2 hours for the inconvenience factor.
While a USA citizen cant be denied entry into his own country A problem might arise if you are flying as without proper documents, the carrier will likely deny you boarding.At which point a plan-B will have to be implemented=rent a car and drive across or take public transit to White Rock, then from there take a taxi to the Peace Arch border crossing and walk across. Once you're across, the nearest airport is Bellingham (BLI)

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Old 01-03-2014, 09:28 AM
 
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Hi I'm sorry I'm 18 crossing the u.s border with a recent expired passport but with all proof of citizenship including birth certificate,social security,state I.d will I still have a problem
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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How things change. Last time I crossed into Canada from the US the only question was "Why are you entering Canada?" Answer - "Vacation." Comment - "Enjoy your stay."
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Old 01-03-2014, 10:22 AM
 
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Hi I'm sorry I'm 18 crossing the u.s border with a recent expired passport but with all proof of citizenship including birth certificate,social security,state I.d will I still have a problem
Are you Canadian or American? If you're an 18-year-old Canadian you need a valid passport, enhanced driver's license (not a normal license) or NEXUS card to enter the US. If you cross with your parents, I guess CBP officers may have some discretion as to whether they let you through, but I wouldn't count on it.

Given that you wrote "state I.D" you may be American -- you still need a valid passport in theory, though CBP could only give you a warning and let you back through if it's expired. I'm not sure about how strict they are about it.
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