Passport to Canada?

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  1. thenatureboywoo

    thenatureboywoo Veteran

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    I am thinking of going to TFCon next year and I was wondering if I need a passport. I live in Pennsylvania and I will be traveling by car across the border near Niagara Falls. Also any other tips and suggestions are welcomed.
     
  2. GMfan101

    GMfan101 The Smooth Operator

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  3. grimlock1972

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    you did not used to have to but the laws changed and you do now so if you don't got one id start the process now to ensure you have it in time
     
  4. Kickback

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    aka, Yes.
     
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    Yeah, a driver's license/health card used to be enough, but now passports are a must.
     
  6. Aaron

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    Again yes. I know that there was talk of a passport lite. Takes about as much work to get as a passport, costs just a hair less, and only works for land crossings. AKA spend the extra 10-20 and get yourself a real passport.
     
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    Add another yes to the list.....the wife and I went to Niagara Falls a few months ago, and we needed them.

    When we went to TFCon this past April, I told the agent at the booth I was going to a toy convention in Toronto....yeah....that got me detained in the "c'mere, lemme search thru your car" section :lol 
     
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    Um hey down here. I live in Western New York (this includes cities like Buffalo, and Niagara Falls) and I have an enhanced license and I go over the falls almost every weekend and that's fine, no passport.
     
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    Four years ago I went up to Barker, NY for several weeks and I visited Niagara Falls. I did'nt need a passport at that time.

    Crossing over to Canada was no problem. But coming back to the U.S. took a few minutes longer.
     
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    Passports are good for ten years and worth the investment. If you live near one of the major cities that offer the service, you can even get them the same day.

    That said, even with a passport, I've found it more difficult to get into Canada driving than to return to the United States. The last time, Canada actually searched my car. On my return to the U.S., the border agent asked, "Are you from the United States?" and "Did you buy anything?"

    I answered yes and no and was let into the country. No ID checked whatsoever. I felt very uneasy about that, but it was better (for me) than Canada reading through my notebook I use for writing.

    Anyhow, that was a unique situation. Get a passport and you'll have it available for travel anytime. (Plus renewals are easier than obtaining your first passport.)
     
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    Great, you just gave away our weak point to the terrorists...:gen069: 
     
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    Since when did this new law come in?
     
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    It went into effect in June 2009.

    The Central Canada Comic Con actually lost a couple comic guests it had scheduled because their passports were expired so be sure to get if your headed to TFCon.
     
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    Yep, even the little 'uns need passports for Canada-US crossing now.
    It's fun to imagine Blurr saying this sentence.
     
  16. grimlock1972

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    :lol  i have been accused of talking as fast as Blurr on occasion
     
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    When myself and a friend of mine entered Canada, they asked us where were we going and we told them and they let us in with no problem.

    But coming back to the U.S. they asked us questions and we had to show them our ID's and they checked my friend bag of stuff he bought. But I did'nt buy anything and the only thing I had with me was just my camera.
     

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