CBP Reminds Travelers of New Border-Crossing Document Requirements effective June 1

New document requirements for U.S. and Canadian citizens go into effect on June 1 for entry into the United States at land or sea ports. CBP reminds travelers to apply for approved travel documents now, so that they will have the necessary documents to travel under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) after June 1.

Documents that comply with the WHTI for U.S. and Canadian citizens include:
  • U.S. or Canadian passports
  • Trusted Traveler Cards (NEXUS, SENTRI, or FAST/EXPRESS)
  • U.S. Passport Card
  • State or province-issued Enhanced Driver's Licenses (when and where available).
U.S. and Canadian citizen children under 16 who are arriving by land or sea from Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean need only present proof of citizenship, such as an original or copy of his or her birth certificate, a consular report of birth abroad, a naturalization certificate, or a Canadian citizenship card.
Lawful permanent residents should continue to present their Permanent Resident Card and an unexpired passport.

For more information on the WHTI, please click here.

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