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Old Jan 14th 2002, 5:54 pm
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Want to take my baby (6 months) from USA to Canada for weekend. Does she need a passport to re-enter the US, or is her birth certificate good enough? At what age would she need a passport? She's US citizen.
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Old Jan 14th 2002, 6:13 pm
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There may be other issues too but the possibility of parental abduction is a fear
even if you have proper identification for the child. Be careful about parental
permission. Are both parents going or just one? You may need a notarized note from
the other parent to cross the border with a child.


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Old Jan 14th 2002, 7:42 pm
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Want to take my baby (6 months) from USA to Canada for weekend. Does she
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Ask the US Immigration service. Don't rely on any info that posted in here to be
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Old Jan 14th 2002, 9:36 pm
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Any official government identification proving US citizenships is fine. In practice
this would be either a passport, or a birth certificate with some other photo id. So
your baby needs to get a driver's license to go with the birth certificate.

If only one parent is going, you need some proof that you are not abducting the baby.
 
Old Jan 14th 2002, 10:15 pm
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That's the rub - what sort of photo id can one get for a 6 month old? Both parents will be travelling with her, so that's not an issue. Seems a waste to get a passport when the picture will be useless within another 6 months!
The US immigration website doesn't offer much help.
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Old Jan 14th 2002, 10:58 pm
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That, and especially the second sentence, is the best advice on this subject that
could possibly be given to someone raising the original question.
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Old Jan 15th 2002, 12:02 am
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children don't normally need picture IDs -- even to fly. that said -- newsgroup
opinion is worth what it costs -- if you are worried check with immigration

so birth certificate and two parents whose names match the certificate should work --
and notarized travel permission if it is only one of you with the baby

the last time I entered and exited Canada with my husband and daughter they didn't
ask for anyone's ID
 
Old Jan 15th 2002, 6:12 pm
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Don't know why they would check with US immigration. They are going into Canada. So
if anybody they should check with Canadian immigration.

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Old Jan 15th 2002, 6:38 pm
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they planning to come back? duh
 
Old Jan 15th 2002, 8:03 pm
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What are the parents' citizenship - as I see this is posted from britishexpats?

If different from the baby, it could be a problem crossing the borders without a
passport for the baby.
 
Old Jan 16th 2002, 12:38 am
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Yes, her birth certificate is ok. If both parents are not travelling together, then a
letter from the other parent indicating that he/she knows about the baby being taken
out of the US.

Officially, she doesn't need a passport under the current regulations, but it is the
best means of identification.

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Old Jan 16th 2002, 8:17 pm
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Don't know why they would check with US immigration. They are going
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Reread the original post. The question was what documentation is needed to re-enter
the USA from Canada. Canadian immigration has no authority on this matter.

Gavin Grandish [email protected] Vancouver, BC, Canada
 

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