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Rules for passport validity entering Canada from the US?

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Rules for passport validity entering Canada from the US?

We are looking to book a last minute family trip to Toronto but realized the kids’ passports expire in September. Does Canada require passports to be valid beyond their expiration date? Especially for minors? Can’t seem to get a straight answer on the internet.

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1. Re: Rules for passport validity entering Canada from the US?

Your passport must be valid for the duration of your stay. There is no "6 month rule".

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2. Re: Rules for passport validity entering Canada from the US?

Double check the USA entry requirements. Some folks have a harder time entering the USA than Canada.

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3. Re: Rules for passport validity entering Canada from the US?

Keep in mind as well, if you have a month or less left on your passport it is a good idea to renew it. In Canada it takes 10 business days to renew, in the US it takes far longer if I am not mistaken. Either way you are good BUT you might have tighter scrutiny on your passport if it has a month or less left on it.

Better safe than sorry.

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4. Re: Rules for passport validity entering Canada from the US?

No passport is valid beyond it expiration date. Some countries require that it must be 3-6 months before the passport expire.

This page is pretty clear. “Valid passport”

www.cic.gc.ca/english/helpcentre/answer.asp…

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