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Old 01-30-2011, 07:24 PM
 
Location: The REAL WORLD.
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I haven't done any international traveling since prior to 2001. I'm going to Canada in August and Italy next year or the year after.

What can I expect when I go through Customs? Of course I'll have my passport but will I need any more proof of US Citizenship other than my driver's license? I won't have anything to declair other than my personal belongings (clothes, toiletries, etc).
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Old 01-30-2011, 08:30 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Hey buddy! All you need is your passport, you don't need your driver's license.
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Old 01-30-2011, 08:47 PM
 
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Hey buddy! All you need is your passport, you don't need your driver's license.
Hey kiddo, how are ya? Thanks for the info.
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Old 01-30-2011, 09:27 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Hey kiddo, how are ya? Thanks for the info.
Doing well, been meaning to email you to see how you're doing!
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Old 01-30-2011, 09:29 PM
 
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Doing well, been meaning to email you to see how you're doing!
I'll drop you an email in a little while.
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Old 02-02-2011, 03:15 AM
 
Location: Canackistan
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I haven't done any international traveling since prior to 2001. I'm going to Canada in August and Italy next year or the year after.

What can I expect when I go through Customs? Of course I'll have my passport but will I need any more proof of US Citizenship other than my driver's license? I won't have anything to declair other than my personal belongings (clothes, toiletries, etc).
It's fine. I'm Canadian and I travel to the US more times than I can count. It's no different than it was before. You might get some friction from the Canadian guys, because sometimes they're miserable and have nothing better to do but that's about it.
What can you expect? Nothing really.
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Old 02-02-2011, 08:26 AM
 
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You only go through customs/passport control on your return of course. Pretty uneventful, UNLESS you're name is on some sort of watch list. If you have a common name you might get flagged. I had this hassle for about 3 years before they finally cleared it. Not that big of a deal, but it's a hassle.
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:19 AM
 
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Customs really hasn't changed much, you will only need your passport (no license) as already mentioned. The big difference you will notice is the whole security theater process on the US side, otherwise known as the TSA. Shoes off, liquids 3 ounces or less in a one quart baggie, a complimentary full body xray or thorough pat down (or if you are really lucky, both!),etc.
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:47 AM
 
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Thanks for the info. All my travel to Canada has been BP (before passports) and pre 2001.
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Old 02-03-2011, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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Your an American going to Canada should be pretty basic stuff.
As for Italy same thing really, might be a little bit more check the bags and stuff but it really has not changed much.
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