Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Border / Passport Information Session May 4th

The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) is a U.S. law that requires all travellers, including U.S. and Canadian citizens, to present a valid passport or other approved secure document when entering the United States from within the western hemisphere.

Starting June 1, 2009, Canadian citizens will be required to present a valid passport, a NEXUS or Free and Secure Trade (FAST) card, or an enhanced driver's licence/enhanced identification card when seeking to enter the United States at its land or water crossings.

The U.S. document requirements for air travel took effect in January 2007, and require Canadian citizens flying to, through or from the United States to present a valid passport or a valid NEXUS card when used at a NEXUS kiosk at designated participating Canadian airports or at any U.S. airport when returning to Canada. The air travel requirements apply to all Canadian citizens, regardless of age, including children.

You’re invited to a presentation by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) about U.S. entry requirements for Canadian citizens on May 4, 2009 located at Campobello Island Consolidated School.

For more information about U.S. entry requirements for Canadian citizens, please visit the CBSA web site at www.cbsa.gc.ca or call the Border Information Service at 1-800-461-9999.

Please note: Processing procedures and entry requirements into Canada have not changed as a result of this U.S. law.

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