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Old 06-13-2016, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly DC and Phila
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My understanding has been that Canadians have a passport requirement to enter to the U.S. but Americans don't need a passport to enter Canada. The problem arises in Americans returning home without a passport to prove they are in fact US citizens.
A birth certificate (or certificate of citizenship) is fine for US children 15 and under to enter the US by land from Canada. We entered Canada and returned to the US last summer by land with our three children, and two had only birth certificates and one had a certificate of citizenship (as she had been adopted from abroad). None of the border crossing guards batted an eye at the documentation that we gave them. We are doing it again this summer with the same documentation.

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

ETA: And actually Canadian children 15 and under just need a birth certificate, too to enter the US by land:

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

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Old 06-16-2016, 03:21 PM
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Just came back from Canada.

They wanted passports both directions. Not sure what the laws are, but it is much simpler with passports.
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Old 06-16-2016, 03:47 PM
 
Location: On the road
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We are curious how things are going for you.
Hope you got your passports and are soon on your way to the Northland.
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Old 06-19-2016, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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We are curious how things are going for you.
Hope you got your passports and are soon on your way to the Northland.
I was able to expedite passport renewal and received them within 2 weeks- just in time for our trip - am in the Northland now and enjoying it immensely!
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Old 06-20-2016, 09:01 AM
 
Location: On the road
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I was able to expedite passport renewal and received them within 2 weeks- just in time for our trip - am in the Northland now and enjoying it immensely!
Good for you. Hope you have a great summer.
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