ID Requirements

When travelling between Canada and the United States by water, you must present one of the following valid documents as part of the U.S. Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) requirements.

For U.S. and Canadian citizens:

- Valid Passport
- U.S. Passport Card
- Trusted traveler card (NEXUS)
- Enhanced Driver's License
- Enhanced identification card (for example: enhanced Tribal cards, if available) 
- U.S. Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) 
- U.S. Military Identification with military travel orders 
- U.S. Merchant Mariner Document with official maritime business 

All U.S. & Canadian citizens aged 15 and under only need proof of their citizenship with an original or photocopy of a birth certificate or citizenship card.

Groups of U.S. and Canadian citizen children ages 18 and under, when traveling with a school or religious group, social organization, or sports team, will be able to enter under adult supervision with originals or copies of their birth certificates or other proof of citizenship.

For non U.S. or non Canadian citizens:

- Valid Passport

Entry into the U.S.:
A Visa may be required. For entry into the U.S., citizens of 37 countries (most of the European Union and several Asian nations) which participate in the U.S. Visa Waiver program are eligible to visit without a visa on trips of 90 days or less view more information here

Entry into Canada:
A visa may be required to enter Canada for citizens of some countries — view more information on visa requirements here


For more information on border crossing requirements: 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection 
Canada Border Services Agency