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Do Canadians require a passport?

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Toronto Canada
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Do Canadians require a passport?

Sorry, I'm sure this topic's been covered before but have any Canadians flown to Cancun recently with just their birth certificate and drivers license as I.D.? Any hassles?

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1. Re: Do Canadians require a passport?

no you just need as you said birth certificate and drivers licence

No problemo

Oshawa, Ontario
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2. Re: Do Canadians require a passport?

I also have never had a problem just using my Birth Cert. and License.

Toronto Canada
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Thanks folks, because what I'm going through right now to renew my passport is a real hassle.

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I understood that as of Jan. 1, 2006 we require passports for the States and Mexico???

London, Canada
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5. Re: Do Canadians require a passport?

It's actually January 1, 2008:

travel.state.gov/travel/cbpmc/cbpmc_2223.html

It will be interesting to see if the passport requirement actually becomes reality. The US border towns are screaming about it because they don't won't to lose the lucractive Canadian cross-border shopping.

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The State Department's site is a little confusing.

12-31-06 Passports will be required for AIR and SEA travel.

1-01-08 Passports will be required for LAND travel.

travel.state.gov/travel/cbpmc/cbpmc_2223.html

This site says 1-01-08. Click on FAQ's on this page and it goes to this page.

travel.state.gov/travel/cbpmc/cbpmc_2225.html

Here it explains that it will be done in phases.

London, Canada
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Thanks for clarifying that Coz. Kinda strange though. So if I fly to Florida I need a passport on January 1, 2007 but if I drive I don't? This will be a big issue for me because I have 4 kids. We travel to the US frequently and none of my kids have passports. It's going to be expensive to keep 6 people in passports.

It is more likely that we will just forgo family US trips when the requirement comes into force. This is the reason I gather why the border towns are unhappy about the new requirements. It works both ways obviously. Lots of Americans like to pop over to Canada for shopping, casinos (and bars for those under 21). It may be that there will be a lot less casual travel between the US and Canada because of the expense and logistical issues for people who wouldn't ordinarly need passports.

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Oh, good then. I have some time to fill out all five of the apps. I have sitting on my kitchen counter!!!