Passport News for Canadian Travelers

New Passport Requirements

Please note that effective May 1, 2012, all Canadian citizens must have a valid passport to enter the Dominican Republic. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of return to Canada.

Damaged Passports

Keep in mind that passports that are water damaged or excessively worn will not be accepted when entering another country. If your passport is water damaged you should have it replaced well in advance of your next vacation.

When replacing a water damaged passport, you must have a statutory declaration signed by a lawyer stating how the passport was damaged. This is because people will sometimes try to wash out comments on their passport when they have been rejected entry into a country. If you do not have this document, your application for passport renewal will be rejected.

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  1. No, you do not need a passport to go into White Rock, as it is in Canada. If you are planning on crossing the border into the US (such as going to Point Roberts), you will need either a passport or a Nexus card.