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Old Dec 14th 2007, 5:00 pm
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I've just realised my Canadian passport expires Dec 30, can't find my UK one... and we're booked to go to DC in mid-Jan. We're crossing the land border and flying out of Detroit Metro so it's not an international flight.

Worst case scenario - still can't find UK one, Canadian one isn't renewed in time. I can cross the border with my Canadian citizenship card, but will this card/Ontario driving license/any Canadian ID be okay for a US domestic Detroit-DC flight?

NWA's info says "government issued" and "federal, state, or local" so I'm not sure - http://www.nwa.com/features/update_airport.shtml#2 .

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Originally Posted by Biiiiink View Post
I've just realised my Canadian passport expires Dec 30, can't find my UK one... and we're booked to go to DC in mid-Jan. We're crossing the land border and flying out of Detroit Metro so it's not an international flight.

Worst case scenario - still can't find UK one, Canadian one isn't renewed in time. I can cross the border with my Canadian citizenship card, but will this card/Ontario driving license/any Canadian ID be okay for a US domestic Detroit-DC flight?

NWA's info says "government issued" and "federal, state, or local" so I'm not sure - http://www.nwa.com/features/update_airport.shtml#2 .

Thanks for any info

doesn't land border passport requirements come into effect in Jan 2008?
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Default Re: Foreign government ID okay for domestic US flights?

Originally Posted by Manc View Post
doesn't land border passport requirements come into effect in Jan 2008?
Jan 31st that requirement starts, we're travelling out 18th and back on 21st - phew!
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Read this:
http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/wi...hout_1260.html

I'd say you'd better find your British passport immediately.
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Default Re: Foreign government ID okay for domestic US flights?

Originally Posted by NC Penguin View Post
Read this:
http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/wi...hout_1260.html

I'd say you'd better find your British passport immediately.
That would be ideal, I've got 4wks to search harder I'm also banging in a Canadian passport app post haste.

But I don't see anything for me at the link. I cross a few times a week with my Canadian citizenship card, and that's permissible until Jan 31st 2008, I know I can enter the US with what I have.

I was just wondering about ID for the internal DTW-DCA flight, is foreign non-passport ID okay for that purpose?
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Default Re: Foreign government ID okay for domestic US flights?

Originally Posted by Biiiiink View Post
is foreign non-passport ID okay for that purpose?
yes, I've used my passport for US Domestic flights.
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Originally Posted by Manc View Post
yes, I've used my passport for US Domestic flights.
The OP was asking about non-passport ID for US domestic travel.

To answer her question, she'd have to use either a Canadian passport or UK passport for domestic US travel.
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Default Re: Foreign government ID okay for domestic US flights?

Originally Posted by NC Penguin View Post
The OP was asking about non-passport ID for US domestic travel.

To answer her question, she'd have to use either a Canadian passport or UK passport for domestic US travel.
FWIW, the chaps at the security checkpoint do not check PP expiry dates - all they look at is 'does it look like official government ID' and 'does the bio page match the person standing in front of me'.
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Default Re: Foreign government ID okay for domestic US flights?

Originally Posted by NC Penguin View Post
The OP was asking about non-passport ID for US domestic travel.


To answer her question, she'd have to use either a Canadian passport or UK passport for domestic US travel.
I know.

that's exactly what I said.
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Default Re: Foreign government ID okay for domestic US flights?

Thanks all. Worst, worst case, we'll lose the money on the flights and just drive to DC on my citizenship card then.

I know the legislation is running out but weird that you can enter the country on a document you can't use to fly internally. But I suspected that might have been the case.

Thanks again, off to crack open a box and rummage for that valid UK passport
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Default Re: Foreign government ID okay for domestic US flights?

Actually if you have a state issued drivers license that will be acceptable too - well at least Jetblue accepts it - photographic id is all that they required.
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Default Re: Foreign government ID okay for domestic US flights?

Originally Posted by Bootle View Post
Actually if you have a state issued drivers license that will be acceptable too - well at least Jetblue accepts it - photographic id is all that they required.
That was my question, I don't have any US-issued ID, only Canadian. I can enter the US with my Canadian citizenship card, but wasn't sure if it (or Canadian drivers license, Social Insurance card, health card etc) would be okay for an internal flight.
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Not that it helps me much, but I've just read this morning that the requirement for passports for Canadians at US land borders has been put back from Jan 31st 2008 to June 2009

http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/st...2c9c90&k=28447

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Originally Posted by Elvira View Post
FWIW, the chaps at the security checkpoint do not check PP expiry dates - all they look at is 'does it look like official government ID' and 'does the bio page match the person standing in front of me'.
Not a passport, but a friend got turned back at Oakland airport for having a driver's license that had expired a week earlier. I really wouldn't want to rely on an out of date id being accepted given post-911 security madness.
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Any valid government issued ID is sufficient. It its expired some may not accept it.

Your Canadian drivers license is fine and dandy for flying domestic flights in the US.
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