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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. Upon re-entry one must provide a document that has a photo, proving both citizenship and identity. These requirements apply to all U.S. citizens.
One of the following documents may be presented to prove both identity and citizenship for all travelers, including children:
Merchant Mariner Document (presented by U.S. citizen merchant mariners traveling on official business)
By Land or Sea:
One of the following documents may be presented to prove both identity and citizenship for those ages 16 and older:
Trusted Traveler Cards (NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)*
State issued Enhanced Driver's License (when available this will secure driver's license will denote identity and citizenship)*
Enhanced Tribal Cards (when available)*
U.S. Military identification with Military Travel Orders
U.S. Merchant Marine document
Form I-872 American Indian Card
* Frequent Land Border Crossers: To expedite processing into the United States, U.S. Customs and Border Protection recommends using the above asterisked documents.
Children under 16 may present:
Original copy of his or her birth certificate
Birth Abroad Certificate
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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