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Old 05-20-2009, 05:30 PM
 
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I know the rules have changed, and I've done a number of searches on this...to the best of my understanding you can enter Canada and re-enter the U.S. with a driver's license and a birth certificate. Can someone confirm this? Or do I have to have a passport?
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Old 05-20-2009, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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I did it this past summer with only a drivers liscense. I was only going to the Casino for a few hours. I dont know if that made a difference but they didnt give me to much trouble without the proper documents.
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:03 PM
 
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Thanks. The rules may have changed after your trip last summer, though. Or atleast enforcement of them.
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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The rules are changing as of June 1.
Details here:

U.S. / Canada Passport Requirement (http://www.consular.canada.usembassy.gov/passport_requirement.asp - broken link)
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Old 05-20-2009, 07:06 PM
 
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Now you need a passport or "smart driver's license" (those are the two which most Americans would have). Just a driver's license is NOT NOT NOT enough. You will not be allowed to cross.
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Old 05-20-2009, 07:16 PM
 
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Originally Posted by TigerLily24 View Post
The rules are changing as of June 1.
Details here:

U.S. / Canada Passport Requirement (http://www.consular.canada.usembassy.gov/passport_requirement.asp - broken link)
I've seen some sights that say a birth certificate can be substituted for a passport. This sight that you linked does not mention that.
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Old 05-20-2009, 08:39 PM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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a passport. thats it.
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Old 05-20-2009, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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Yep, as of June 1st you cannot substitute a birth certificate. You HAVE to have a passport after that to re-enter the U.S. I think you can still get into Canada, in theory, with just a driver's license and birth certificate, but then you wouldn't be able to get back into the U.S. so you can't do that, in practice.
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Old 05-20-2009, 10:14 PM
 
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Wow, I wonder how many will be caught off-guard with this...
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Old 05-20-2009, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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I don't know. I think they pushed back the deadline for the passport requirement so people would have more time to find out about this and what not. I'm not sure though... Maybe that deadline-pushing was just something I made up.
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