Usually we do not cover other destinations, than European, but in this case we want to cover trusted traveler program by USA and Canada government, so let’s begin.
If we can cross the border just like that – without any documents and without waiting on the border, it will be really great! And if we are able to go from the U.S. to Canada in a way that allows us to travel like we did when going to another city in the country we are living, it will be more than perfect! Thus, we will save not only more time but will avoid many nerve-wracking situations when waiting for a customs check!
But the reality is little bit different and we should adapt to it – regardless of whether we want it or not…
So, in order to help you get informed which documents you have to bring when crossing the border between the U.S. and Canada, we wrote today’s article. And if you want to be completely ready when you decide to hit the road with direction Canada, then stay here and learn what the set of needed documents is!
Probably, the first thing that comes to your mind as regards to important documents when traveling abroad is the passport. – Are we right? And surely most of the people who do not travel many often think that there is not another document that can replace your passport… Actually, this is not quite right – you can cross the border from the U.S. to Canada by presenting a NEXUS card, as well as valid driver license (in case you travel by land) and birth certificate together with ID (when traveling by sea and more especially on a cruise).
But have something in mind – the NEXUS pass can fully replace your passport, while the other listed documents above will not work for you when returning from Canada! Yes, the requirements of the Canadian customs are different than the American ones. So if you do not want to have problems on the border, or to be forced to wait several days until someone sends you the document you have to present, just remember this and do not forget it! For example, if you have crossed the border to Canada with your driver license, but do not have a passport or NEXUS card, your return will be simply impossible.
All that may sound little bit strange due to the location of both the U.S. and Canada, but that’s the way things are and we shouldn’t forget these very important facts. So, just put your passport or NEXUS card in your packet and be calm that your trip will go smoothly and seamlessly.
Enjoy the U.S. and return to Canada successful!