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New identification requirements were implemented June 1, 2009 for all individuals entering the United States from Canada and other Western Hemisphere countries. These requirements apply to all Non-U.S. citizens.
All international visitors regardless of country of origin must present a passport or secure document when entering the United States by air.
BY LAND OR SEA:
Mexican Citizens - Mexican citizens including children must present a passport with a nonimmigrant visa or laser visa border crossing card.
Travel Document Requirements - Visitors Traveling Under the Visa Waiver Program International travelers entering the United States under the Visa Waiver Program need to present an e-Passport if their passport was issued on or after October 26, 2006.
US-VISIT Entry and exit process for visitors requiring a visa, using biometrics such as digital fingerscans and digital photographs, to ensure the person crossing our border is the same person who received the visa.
ESTA Internet based Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) to screen Visa Waiver Program (VWP) applicants prior to traveling to the United States.
e-Passports The United States requires that travelers entering the United States under the Visa Waiver Program have an e-Passport if their passport was issued on or after October 26, 2006.
Travel For Non-U.S. Citizens (CBP) Information for visitors to the United States that are visiting for the purpose of working, studying, business travel or immigration.
For additional information and for citizens of other countries, please visit the Department of Homeland Security.
The above information is presented to assist you in your travels. For additional information, please visit either of the following web sites:
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