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Entering Canada from US for British citizen

Postby conlon » Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:00 pm

anybody know if other documentation is required beside a passport for a British citizen coming from the US?
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Postby MountaingirlBC » Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:50 am

Not sure about coming up from the US but I had a British room mate for a while and he always had to go into the office on the way DOWN to the states from Canada to get some kind of temporary permit/visa. Might be the same on the way up. Check the Canadian Border Services web site and/or give them a call: http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/menu-eng.html
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Re: Entering Canada from US for British citizen

Postby Luciano136 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:15 am

conlon wrote:anybody know if other documentation is required beside a passport for a British citizen coming from the US?


For what it's worth, I'm a Belgian citizen and I only needed my passport going from the US to Canada.
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Postby eliassegovia » Mon Sep 21, 2009 1:15 am

Hello, I´m from Spain and live in USA. I have crossed the border in both directions several times. You can cross the border without any problems with your passport. If you are a resident in the USA, bring your residency card. If you are a tourist, there are 2 case scenarios:
-if you plan on leaving for the UK in a plane from the USA (wich means you have to re-enter back into USA to catch your flight, boat...) bring a copy of your plane ticket to show to the canadian officer, so they do not take your I-94 form from your passport and then, you can re-enter back into the USA without questions, new paperwork, etc...
- if you do not plan to re-enter to the USA, you´ll have to give them your I-94 form (they´ll give it to the USA officers, they´ll stamp your passport, and that´s all.)

This works for some european country's citizens and some others (Australia, New Zealand...) exempt from entry visa in the USA/Canada and with a valid I-94 (the one you fill in while in the plane and approved at the airport at your arrival into the USA.) For other countries not part of the visa exention program, assuming you have the propper documments, ask the canadian officer to let you chat with the US officers before stamping your passport and officially entering Canada, just to make sure the US officers will let you back in.

I ussually find canadian officers a little more friendly that the ones in the USA, but lately, them all try to be very helpfull and nice to tourists. Again, copies of tickets showing plans on where/when leaving which country, makes things very smooth, as immigration officers rather like to see documents that having to listen to you for a few minutes.


Hope it helps.
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Postby Brad Marshall » Mon Sep 21, 2009 1:35 am

Being a Commonwealth country I believe Canada only requires British citizens to have a valid passport. More information can be found here:

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/arriving.asp
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Postby eliassegovia » Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:11 pm

Brad Marshall wrote:Being a Commonwealth country I believe Canada only requires British citizens to have a valid passport.

...and your I-94 !!! (Well only if you ever want to visit again the USA. Failure to provide a Canadian officer with bthis at your departure from USA, will give you problems in the future.)
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