Crossing international borders can be complicated and sometimes requires many different kinds of documents. Being prepared is the key to easing your way through this process, so make sure you know what documents you need, where to get them, and which ones will make your crossing quick and easy.
A passport is the only reliable and universally accepted travel identification document, and it proves that you have a right to return to Canada
Find out whether you need a visa for your destination and get it well in advance of your trip
If you travel abroad you need travel insurance, no matter where you're going or how long you'll be there
A consent letter will help children travelling without both parents to enter foreign countries and re-enter Canada
If you travel between Canada and the United States often, a NEXUS card will save you time at the border.
This program allows card holders on private aircraft to clear customs and immigration quickly and securely
Keep all necessary identification with you to help your airline identify individuals who may pose a security threat
All permanent residents of Canada require this proof of their status to re-enter Canada.
A Canadian Citizenship Certificate is not a travel document.
Dual citizenship can be complicated and cause problems when you travel.
Your Canadian driver's licence may not be valid in your destination country
Some countries require visitors to show proof of vaccination against yellow fever
Information on the documents required to ensure that your pet can enter your destination country
Information on the legal issues involved in getting married abroad
List of notarial services offered by Canadian government offices abroad
You need permits to transport, import or export a listed wildlife species or an item containing a derivative of a listed wildlife species
You can make an on screen declaration using a Primary Inspection Kiosk at selected international airports
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Policies, acts and regulations
Find helpful information on health and safety, travel documents, baggage, airport security, country advice and more.
Information on a recommended consent letter for Canadian children travelling abroad.
Dual Canadian citizens: Fly to Canada with a valid CDN passport
Starting November 10, 2016, you will need a valid Canadian passport to board a flight to Canada.
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