U.S. Traveler's Information

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Coming to Waterloo Region from the U.S.?
Here is what you need to know.

Entering Canada

There are several important factors that could prevent entrance into Canada such as criminal records and custom restrictions. Click here for details.

Leaving Canada

It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they comply with all laws while leaving Canada and entering the United States of America.

Passport Requirements

Canadian law requires that all persons entering Canada carry both proof of citizenship and proof of identity. A valid U.S. passport, passport card, or NEXUS card satisfies these requirements for U.S. citizens. Children under 16 need only present proof of U.S. citizenship. Learn more.
It is strongly recommended that all citizens of both Canada and the United States carry passports when crossing the U.S./Canada border. All persons, whether U.S. Citizens or foreign nationals, must present a valid passport or alternate approved travel document to enter or depart from the United States by air. Learn more.

Getting a U.S. Passport

Visit the U.S. Passaports & International Travel website for full details.


Adult First Time Applicants (Age 16 Years and Older)
What Are You Applying For? Application Fee
Payment Instructions
*Execution Fee
Payment Instructions
Use Form
Adult Passport Book & Card $140+ $25 DS-11
Adult Passport Book $110+ $25 DS-11
Adult Passport Card
If you do NOT currently hold a valid Passport Book or Card
$30+ $25 DS-11


Adult Renewals (Age 16 Years and Older)
What Are You Renewing? Renewal Fee
Payment Instructions
Use Form
Adult Passport Book & Card $140 DS-82
Adult Passport Book $110 DS-82
Adult Passport Card – If you currently hold a valid Passport Book or Card $30 DS-82

Driving to Canada

Border Crossings

Canadian City Canadian Highway US City US Highway Bridge State Entry Distance to Waterloo Region
Fort Erie QEW Buffalo Buffalo Baird Dr Peace Bridge New York 175km
Niagara Falls ON-420 Niagara Falls Whirlpool St Rainbow Bridge New York 150km
Niagara Falls River Road Niagara Falls Whirlpool St Whirlpool Rapids Bridge New York 150km
Queenston ON-405 Lewiston I-190 Lewiston-Queenston Bridge New York 147km
Lansdowne On-137 Alexandria Bay I-81 Thousand Islands Bridge New York 405km
Prescott ON-137 Ogensburg NY 812 Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge New York 466km
Cornwall ON-138 Massena NY 37 Seaway International Bridge New York 536km
Sault Ste. Marie Huron St Sault Ste. Marie I-75 Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge Michigan 772km
Point Edward ON-402 Port Huron I-69/I-94 Blue Water Bridge Michigan 210km
Windsor Goyeau St Detroit M-10/M-3/I-375 Detriot-Windsor Tunnel Michigan 290km
Windsor Highway 3 Detroit I-75/I-96 Ambassador Bridge Michigan 292km
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