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H1N1 Vaccination Requirement Rumor
Posted date : Dec 09, 2009.
H1N1 Vaccination Requirement Rumor - CBP.gov - 12/08/2009 - U.S. Customs and Border Protection would like to address rumors regarding U.S. entry requirements and the H1N1 virus: Travelers....   Read more...

Get your passport ready for travel
Posted date : Sep 24, 2009.
Get your passport ready for travel - If you will be travelling this fall, don't wait until the last minute to apply for your passport or to renew an existing one. Passports can be....   Read more...

Ontario Driver's Licence
Posted date : Nov 13, 2009.
Ontario Driver's Licence - As many of you are aware there is a strike at all Drive Test locations throughout the province of Ontario. This strike has halted many services includ....   Read more...

You do not have an Enhanced Driver’s Licence!
Posted date : Apr 30, 2009.
You do not have an Enhanced Driver’s Licence! - The following provinces OFFER Enhanced Driver's Licences that will be recognized as a suitable travel document which will allow you to cross the U....   Read more...

Passports a Must have for Snowbirds!
Posted date : Sep 19, 2008.
Passports a Must have for Snowbirds! - It's a redundant reminder, but we just couldn't help ourselves, since it is the eve of the last snowbird season in which passports will not be....   Read more...

Get Your Passport Ready to Travel
Posted date : Jul 22, 2008.
Get Your Passport Ready to Travel - If you will be travelling this fall, don’t wait until the last minute to apply for your passport or to renew an existing one. Passports can be renew....   Read more...

Canadian Credit Cards at US Gas Pumps
Posted date : May 22, 2008.
Canadian Credit Cards at US Gas Pumps - Snowbirds may encounter problems when using their credit cards at some U.S. gas pumps. Certain gas stations have implemented a zip code validation for....   Read more...

Enhanced Driver’s Licences at the Border
Posted date : May 22, 2008.
Enhanced Driver’s Licences at the Border - In an effort to reduce wait times at Canada-U.S. border crossings, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff announced that enhanced Canadian drive....   Read more...

Border Crossing
Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.
Border Crossing - The U.S. government will require Canadian citizens to carry government-issued photo identification (such as a driver’s licence), plus proof of citiz....   Read more...

Simplified Passport Renewal Process
Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.
Simplified Passport Renewal Process - Since August 15, 2007, it is easier to renew your Canadian passport. Through the simplified passport renewal process, qualified applicants no longer h....   Read more...

Passport Required
Posted date : Jun 01, 2007.
Passport Required - Effective January 23, 2007, all persons (including U.S. citizens and Canadian citizens) travelling by air will require a valid passport to enter and r....   Read more...

Proposed change to US -VISIT
Posted date : May 30, 2007.
Proposed change to US -VISIT - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has recently announced a proposed rule change to the photographing and digital finger-scanning procedures of ....   Read more...

Enhanced security measures for air travel: Be prepared
Posted date : May 30, 2007.
Enhanced security measures for air travel: Be prepared - Enhanced security measures for air travel normally result in checkpoint delays. You can help to minimize the inspection time by ensuring that you do n....   Read more...

Passport Deadline Imminent
Posted date : May 27, 2007.
Passport Deadline Imminent - Despite extensive lobbying by Governors of American Border States, the Canadian Border Services Agency and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it appears....   Read more...

Personal Importation of Beef Not Permitted
Posted date : May 23, 2007.
Personal Importation of Beef Not Permitted - On July 18, 2005, Canadian/U.S. borders resumed commercial beef importation. Live Canadian cattle under 30 months of age is again permitted entry into....   Read more...

Passports for Canadians
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
Passports for Canadians - Phase 1 – by December 31, 2005 (this year) – U.S. citizens, Canadian citizens, and citizens of Bermuda entering the U.S. by air or sea FROM THE CA....   Read more...

Border Security and the US Presidential Election
Posted date : May 15, 2007.
Border Security and the US Presidential Election - Our American friends go to the polls November 2. Snowbirds should expect heightened security this fall at all U.S. border points. The U.S. Department ....   Read more...

Get Your Passport!
Posted date : May 10, 2007.
Get Your Passport! - Although Canadian citizens are not required to show a passport when crossing the border into the U.S., we strongly recommend that you always carry it ....   Read more...

US-VISIT Program
Posted date : May 10, 2007.
US-VISIT Program - Effective September 30, 2004, Canadian Residents who are NOT CITIZENS of Canada will be required to provide an inkless digital fingerprint and pose fo....   Read more...

Satellite Confusion
Posted date : May 05, 2007.
Satellite Confusion - Many members have asked us if it is legal to use their Canadian satellite system in the U.S., and vice versa. We have been contacting satellite provid....   Read more...

BC Residency Questions Finally Answered!
Posted date : May 02, 2007.
BC Residency Questions Finally Answered! - As a direct result of the extensive efforts of the CSA, we have finally received a policy letter from the government of British Columbia regarding the....   Read more...

Crossing the Border: Leave Your Meat at Home
Posted date : May 02, 2007.
Crossing the Border: Leave Your Meat at Home - We've been getting many calls asking what kind of meat you can take over the border for you trip. Meats, meat products, and animal by-products from ru....   Read more...

Gadget Alert
Posted date : Apr 25, 2007.
Gadget Alert - The U.S. department of homeland security has added a new directive to security screeners at airports to more employ greater scrutiny with the followin....   Read more...

Going Down South - Q & A
Posted date : Apr 20, 2007.
Going Down South - Q & A - Questions about visiting the U.S.? You may be able to find some answers about tax implications, residency status, border wait times, what you can take....   Read more...

Permanent Resident Card for Non-Canadian Citizens
Posted date : Apr 15, 2007.
Permanent Resident Card for Non-Canadian Citizens - Permanent residents of Canada who travel abroad and wish to re-enter Canada must have a valid Permanent Resident Card (PRC). Residents who became afte....   Read more...

Visa Requirements for Canadian Landed Immigrants
Posted date : Apr 15, 2007.
Visa Requirements for Canadian Landed Immigrants - As of March 17, 2003, all landed immigrants and permanent residents of Canada must possess a non-immigrant visa as well as a valid passport to enter t....   Read more...

British Commonwealth and Visas for the US
Posted date : Apr 12, 2007.
British Commonwealth and Visas for the US - Canadian residents who are actually citizens of British Commonwealth countries will likely be required to apply for a visitor's visa for visits to the....   Read more...

Pack Well...Or It Will Cost You.
Posted date : Apr 09, 2007.
Pack Well...Or It Will Cost You. - Flying to your destination this winter? Beware! Airlines are starting to clamp down on luggage size and weight, according to the Travel Goods Associat....   Read more...

Border Guard
Posted date : Apr 06, 2007.
Border Guard - Certain offices of the United States Government have requested that the CSA keep track of border crossing incidents that go a little over the line.If ....   Read more...

More on Passports
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
More on Passports - The crossing of the US border will be subject to much more scrutiny than in the past. The INS has been given funding to hire up to 30,000 new employee....   Read more...

Drug Runners?
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
Drug Runners? - Every snowbird, really, falls in to this category and there is a lot of confusion on the part of border guards as to the various regulations. A US ci....   Read more...

Quebec Passport Changes
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
Quebec Passport Changes - Effective immediately, the province of Quebec will no longer accept birth certificates, issued prior to 1994, as valid proof of identity to obtain a p....   Read more...

Causeway Collapse in Texas
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
Causeway Collapse in Texas - The death toll is now four, after four loaded barges slammed into the state's longest bridge, the Queen Isabella Causeway, early this morning. Three o....   Read more...

Travel Scams
Posted date : Mar 06, 2007.
Travel Scams - Services that require payment "up front" have, unfortunately, become a haven for unscrupulous individuals. The travel industry is one that seems to be....   Read more...

Hotel Security
Posted date : Mar 06, 2007.
Hotel Security - As you prepare to head south, you'll undoubtedly be staying in a hotel for a night or two. Here are some general hotel safety tips to ensure a pleasur....   Read more...

Speed Traps
Posted date : Mar 04, 2007.
Speed Traps - A recent article in the National Post has warned motorists to avoid the north Florida towns of Lawtey and Waldo. According to the Post, "Waldo...gathe....   Read more...

Snowbird Precautions
Posted date : Mar 02, 2007.
Snowbird Precautions - Here are some wise words of caution from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade: Given uncertain weather conditions (such as the....   Read more...

Hurricane Wilma Travel Advisory
Posted date : Mar 02, 2007.
Hurricane Wilma Travel Advisory - Hurricane Wilma is now a Category 4 storm, which only two days ago was the most intense Atlantic hurricane ever recorded packing sustained winds up to....   Read more...