Check the expiry date

Posted by on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 2:18 pm


A valid passport is required to reenter the States after your Canadian fishing adventure.   

It is 10 years since the United States implemented the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative.  This required all travellers, U.S. citizens and foreign nationals alike, including children to present a passport or other acceptable document that denotes identity and citizenship when entering the United States.  As such, American officials are expecting a flood of renewals of 10-year passports issued in 2006 and 2007.

If you have a United States passport expiring any time in 2016, the State Department has a message for you: Renew it now.  The US Passport Office anticipates a surge in passport demand throughout this year, and officials hope to avoid a rush that could leave some Americans frustrated with no valid passport in hand on the day they planned to travel outside the country. Many countries require that your passport have as much as 6 months validity remaining for entry. 

We recommend you check your passport expiry date and if it will expire this year, get your renewal taken care off sooner than later.  The requirement for land entries began in 2009 so if you waited until then or later to get a passport, you have a few more years to renew.

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Happy travels!