Friday, October 21, 2011

Canadian on domestic USA flights, passport required

Canadian on domestic USA flights, passport required?
Due to family issues, I need to get to California from Ontario asap, and I dont have the time to go through the passport process. So my question is this: Can I just drive to the Buffalo Airport (border needs only drivers license and birth certificate), and then get on a domestic flight from NY to CA without needing a passport? Thanks for your help!
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Yes, you may do that. You will only need to show your photo I.D. to fly within the U.S.
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YES! See below: Canada Currently, Canadian citizens need proof of both their identity and citizenship in order to apply for entry into the U.S. To learn more about document requirements to enter the U.S., see Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI). For complete details about the new travel requirements under WHTI, review the Customs and Border Protection website. Documentary Requirements for Canadian and Mexican Residents In general, a nonimmigrant visitor must have a valid nonimmigrant visa and a passport that is valid for a minimum of 6-months beyond the initial period of stay in the United States. Even though certain individuals may be exempt the visa and passport requirement, the burden of proof is on the applicant to establish eligibility to enter the United States. "Burden of proof" is discussed in the Immigration and Nationality Act section 291. Under current heightened security measures in effect at all ports-of-entry, including those at land border crossing points, each person wishing to enter the United States is responsible for having sufficient documentation to establish identity and citizenship. NOTE: CBP heightened security now requires that each person may have to present identification that has a photograph attached. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Entry of Citizens of Canada Citizens of Canada are exempt from the visa and passport requirement of Immigration and Nationality Act (section 212(a)(7).) To enter the United States, a Canadian citizen must be able to establish both identity and citizenship. Documents that may establish citizenship are: Birth certificate Citizenship certificate Passport. Although a CBP officer may accept an oral declaration of citizenship, it is recommended that a Canadian citizen carry a document that establishes citizenship. Under current procedures, all travelers may be required to present photo-identification. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Visitors/Non-immigrants must provide: Generally, a valid unexpired passport and visa. (However, certain people may require specific supporting documentation such as an employment petition, student authorization, or approval notice.) Citizens of countries authorized to participate in the Visa Waiver Program are required to present an unexpired machine-readable passport. (For additional information refer to the State Department. ( U.S Department of State ) Mexicans may provide a passport and valid DSP-150 (BCC) in lieu of a visa. *** Canadians flying to, or through the United States are required to have a valid passport or a NEXUS card, when used at a NEXUS kiosk at designated airports. *** Nationals of countries authorized to participate in the Visa Waiver Program are required to present an unexpired passport.

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