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Passport for School Trips to Canada?

Posted by Stefan Mercier on September 21, 2020

Do students need Passport for School Trips to Canada?


It's important to check to make sure the rule haven't changed. Currently travel overland between Canada for student groups does not require them to have a passport.


Student Groups under 19 years of age

U.S. and Canadian citizen children under age 19 arriving by land 
or sea*
 from contiguous territory and traveling with a school group, religious group, social or cultural organization, or sports team, may present an original or copy of his or her birth certificate, a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, a Naturalization Certificate, or a Canadian Citizenship Card.

What is required?


The group should be prepared to present a letter on organizational letterhead with the following information:
 The name of the group and supervising adult,
 A list of the children on the trip, and the primary address, phone number, 

date of birth, place of birth, and name of at least one parent or legal guardian 

for each child,
 A written and signed statement of the supervising adult certifying that he or she has obtained parental or legal guardian consent for each participating child.


Adults, Teachers and Chaperones will need a Passport

Accompanying Adults (teachers, parents, chaperones) MUST have proper documentation in the form of a Passport for border control.

For ADDITIONAL information on the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative for special groups, visit getyouhome.gov and https://www.cbp.gov/travel/us-citizens/know-before-you-go/your-trip

Children under 16 traveling to Canada and back into the USA.

Get your passport- start here : https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports.html
Canadian Border service Agency : http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/travel-voyage/td-dv-eng.html

* Arrivals by air travel requires passport for all passeengers.


Before traveling it is critical to make sure these rules have not changed. Consult the links above and contact your GO Team.

Always check with your government prior to departure for any changes to these current rules.

Topics: School trips, class trips, passport

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