The short of it: (1) Do you have any personal experience getting into Canada and re-entering the US with only a driver's license and birth certificate? (2) What is the drive like between Toronto and Ogdensburg for someone who has really only spent time in cities and driving on major highways up and down the East and West coasts? (3) What should we do in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by anthropoid
on Jun 27, 2014 -
I'm in a complicated situation and I need some serious help on this one:
I'm a Chinese citizen with China passport. And I work in the US on H1b visa.
My visa is expired. And my 1-797 is about to expire on 11/23/2013.
My company is working on my extension which filed in premium but delayed by government shut down. And this should be all done before 11/23/2013.
But I'm planning on an urgent trip to Finland for a couple of weeks to see a friend.
And to apply for Schengen visa, I need valid H1b visa. I'm on a tight schedule here, I need the visa ASAP.
posted by lijiaxiaoniu
on Oct 30, 2013 -
Technically I have dual Canadian/US citizenship as my father was a US citizen living in Canada when I was born. I had a passport in the mid-1980s as a small child, but it's long gone now. Who should I talk to about getting another one? (details inside) [more inside]
posted by jess
on Oct 10, 2013 -
My husband was born in the US and moved back to Canada as a baby with his Canadian parents. Apparently he received a proof of citizenship card when he was a teen but now it is lost. I understand that he will need this to apply for a Canadian passport. His sister is getting married in January in Mexico, where he will be in the wedding party. We have applied for the replacement citizenship card already about a month ago but have gotten no confirmation so far, and I just read on the website that it will take 6 months. This is not enough time to get it and the passport before mid January. Now we are panicked. Is there anything else we can do? Can he apply for an American passport instead in order to travel to Mexico? He has dual citizenship since he has an American birth certificate. Thanks
posted by photoexplorer
on Sep 21, 2013 -
I'm a dual Portuguese - Canadian citizen, living and working in Canada. Can I travel to the USA for a business trip on a Portuguese passport? [more inside]
posted by MiG
on Feb 20, 2013 -
DualCitizenshipFilter: I was born an American citizen, the son of a Canadian mother. A few years ago I applied for and received my Canadian citizenship, and was provided with my Certificate of Canadian Citizenship. I have never applied for and do not have a Canadian passport. If I were to enter Canada now (by air or land) what do I say, what do I tell them? Can I just show them my canadian card and be done with it? What about coming back to the U.S.A.? Can it be done both ways without either passport?
posted by kjl291
on Sep 17, 2012 -
My friend, a Canadian citizen, is visiting me here in Chicago. First day here, she had her messenger bag with her passport (and all her cash, and her laptop) stolen. Where the hell do we go from here? How do you get a Canadian with no ID a Canadian passport? How does she board her flight in a few days? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana
on Aug 2, 2012 -
Asking for friend: Chinese passport with US Visa expiring in less than six months, will we get trouble crossing the border from Canada to US for a trip? [more inside]
posted by cyml
on Mar 10, 2012 -
urgent: where in Cambridge MA can I get inexpensive instant passport-sized photos according to Canadian visa specifications? [more inside]
posted by idlethink
on Jan 31, 2012 -
Can anyone recommend a photographer in New York (preferably lower Manhattan) that has experience dealing with Passport Canada's extra-finicky requirements for passport photos?
posted by Combustible Edison Lighthouse
on Oct 12, 2011 -
Canadian Passport Renewal: If I go down to the Passport Canada office and renew my passport in person, will they take away my old (still valid) passport, leaving me passport-less until the new one arrives? [more inside]
posted by cgg
on Oct 4, 2011 -
Will I have a problem crossing the US/Canadian border if I'm in the middle of a name change and my passport has my old name while my SSN card and driver's license have my new name? [more inside]
posted by kthxbi
on Aug 30, 2011 -
Do to a family medical emergency, my wife and I are probably going to be renting a car and driving from Philadelphia to Toronto tomorrow night. We are both Canadians living in the US on temporary NAFTA visas. Fun complication: Our daughter is four months old and is an American citizen with an American birth certificate. We haven't yet gotten her a passport or applied for her Canadian citizenship.
Should we expect to have any difficulty crossing the border with her, in either direction? Is there anything we can get in the next 24 hours to make things go more smoothly?
posted by 256
on Jul 29, 2010 -
How likely am I to be able to cross the Can -> US border by car without a passport, but with a birth certificate and every other piece of ID under the sun? [more inside]
posted by ~
on Jun 24, 2010 -
International Travel novice: What do I need to know that I don't know that I don't know? [more inside]
posted by b33j
on Apr 17, 2009 -
What is the maximum amount of time a US citizen can spend in Canada at one time, with just a passport? What about over the course of a year? These would be personal and/or business visits. [more inside]
posted by zerolives
on Apr 30, 2008 -
Can I, a Canadian citizen, get through the American border, by car, with the following pieces of ID: [more inside]
posted by ITheCosmos
on Jan 13, 2008 -
Are Canadian citizens flying from one US city to another required to show a passport?
My friend wants to go from Toronto to New York next weekend for work.
Complication: her Canadian passport has expired.
There is, of course, [more inside]
posted by elkerette
on Jul 27, 2007 -
I need to take a flight to Canada tomorrow and have just realized that my passport is expired. I could drive, but don't have access to my birth certificate. Am I stuck? Think security will take a drivers license and an expired passport? [more inside]
posted by ArcAm
on Apr 19, 2007 -
We've just been told that my husband's passport will not be ready in time for our flight to Australia. [more inside]
posted by Koko
on Mar 7, 2007 -
DualCitizenshipFilter: Looking for anecdotes and advice about travelling between the US & Canada, as a citizen of both. [more inside]
posted by Alterscape
on Mar 5, 2007 -
I am a canadian citizen applying for a canadian passport
, but I don't personally
know any person eligible to serve as a guarantor
, unless "personally" is legally defined more loosely than I imagine. Have you had any experience applying for a canadian passport with a "Statutory Declaration in Lieu of Guarantor"
, and was the process complicated and delayed by the lack of guarantor?
posted by jchgf
on Nov 28, 2006 -
My girlfriend is in Alaska currently and she's planning to return to the lower 48 by driving down through Canada with some friends, but she can't find her passport. Is this going to cause major problems? [more inside]
posted by joshuaconner
on Sep 7, 2006 -