Travel from Canada to the US with a passport expiring in < 6 months
January 17, 2011 4:37 PM Subscribe
Will I be able to enter the US with a Canadian passport that expires in 4 1/2 months?
posted by Pruitt-Igoe to travel & transportation (6 answers total)
Much of the information online about passport requirements is outdated, but I did manage to find some documents on the US State Department website:
From 9 FAM 41 NONIMMIGRANT VISAS
The document "9 FAM 41.104 PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS
" says that the passport must be more than 6 months away from expiry (requirement INA 212(a)(7)(B)(i)(I)
). However, the document "9 FAM 41.104 NOTES
" mentions that there are countries (listed in "9 FAM 41.104 EXHIBIT I
") for which there is an agreement to extend the validity of the passport by 6 months for the purposes of section INA 212(a)(7)(B)(i)(I). Canada is one of these countries.
According to the law, as I understand it, I should be OK. What I'm worried about is, will the customs agent give me a hard time or not let me in at all? Basically, has anyone tried this recently and been admitted to the US?