Passport Expiry Dates

Winter 2016 CSANews Issue 101  |   Posted date : Dec 12, 2016.Back to list

Bird talk - Le Jaseur
I am a new member, and just now getting up to speed on all things snowbird. Question: What are the requirements in the U.S. for how long after the scheduled return to Canada does the passport have to be valid upon exit from the U.S.? P.S: have just finished reviewing "all" of the Bird Talk questions and answers!

Anna C
South Bruce Peninsula, ON

Response:
Ed.: Evan Rachkovsky, CSA’s resident researcher advises that “As a general rule, passports must be valid for six months beyond the date that the traveller will exit the country being visited. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has waived the “additional six months” rule for Canadians, which means that you can travel to the U.S. with your current Canadian passport, provided it will not expire until after you complete your trip to the United States.

If you are not a Canadian citizen, however, and will be using a passport from another country to enter the United States, you will need to confirm that your country of citizenship is also being exempted from the six-month expiry date rule.

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