US/Canada Border

USCanadaBorder

Crossing the US/Canadian Border is usually a smooth process. Expect it to take 10-30 minutes, and longer during high traffic volume periods. An occasional full-vehicle search may occur.

Remember to bring proper identification for everyone traveling in your group when crossing the US/Canadian border. Download our US/Canada Border information below for more border crossing information and details.

US / Canada Border Info

Northbound Border Crossing into Canada

Border Wait Times & Cameras: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/border/sumas.htm

Southbound Border Crossing into the US

Personal Border Identification Requirements

Air Travel

Passports are REQUIRED

Land and Sea Travel

ADULTS (16 and older) ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • Passport
  • U.S. Passport Card
  • Enhanced Driver’s License (only available in certain states)
  • NEXUS Card
  • Specific military documents
  • Tribal ID

CHILDREN* (15 and younger) ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE ONE OF THESE:

  • Proof of citizenship (such as original or copy of Birth Certificate or Naturalization Certificate)
  • Enhanced Government-issued photo I.D. (issued in some states)
  • Passport
  • U.S. Passport Card

*If children are not traveling with both parents, a writtten statement is required from the parent/guardian stating travel is authorized.

Non-Americans going to Canada are required to have a passport and/or visa.

Legal Permanent US Residents must carry a Green Card.

Alaska-Bound Travelers must show proof of sufficient funds for travel in Canada. Call ahead if transporting household effects or tools of the trade.

Dogs and Cats must have certificates issued by a licensed veterinarian identifying each animal and certifying that each has been vaccinated against rabies during the preceding 36 month period. Up to two puppies and kittens under 3 months are exempt. Pet food restrictions vary depending on current restrictions. Recommend only bringing small amounts in original package.

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Border Crossing Links & Resources

Duty Free Americas | 360-332-5223
20 - 12th Street, Blaine
Duty Free Americas operates more than 90 duty free and news & gift stores in United States Airports, and along the U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico. | store213@dutyfreeamericas.com
Duty Free Americas | 360-988-9413
108 Harrison Avenue, Sumas
Duty Free Americas operates more than 90 duty free and news & gift stores in United States Airports, and along the U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico.
Duty Free Americas | 360-354-2481
9948 Guide Meridian Road, Lynden
Duty Free Americas operates more than 90 duty free and news & gift stores in United States Airports, and along the U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico.

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Canada Border Services Agency
204-983-3500 "0" or 800-461-9999 "0"
Duty Rates Info
360-332-5771
Quick Shuttle
8730 River Road, Delta
800-665-2122
US Customs/Border Protection
360-332-6318 or 360-734-5463
 
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