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Husky28

Crossing the border...

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Will be crossing the border with my 16 year old son and 12 year old step-son over the Christmas break. Any suggestions to help make it easier getting through the Canadian customs?

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I think you need a letter from the Mrs.

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If you head to the NW angle, do you still need a passport or birth certificate/driver's license... etc?

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You dont need a passport yet but I is not far off so if

you intend to make a few trips north of the border it

would be wise to get one. Birth certificate is what

they ask for now a days.

I got my passport before this falls trip to Selkirk and

they didnt ask for it at the border, I was pretty upset.

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Thanks guys! My wife can't believe how excited I am about getting back up there... I'm from IA.

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HEY HUSKIE,

YOUR LAST STATEMENT, I'M FROM IOWA...AND FOR THAT WE FEEL SORRY FOR YA, NO IOWA JOKES NOW BOYS. JUST KIDDING HUSKIE...

I'M SURE YOU WILL HAVE FUN.

SINCERELY,

FISHMEISTER

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If you are a single adult crossing the border with a child, or children, you need birth certificates (and should have an additional form of identification), and a dated letter from the absent parent or guardian granting you permission to take the child or children out of the country. Canada will not allow you to enter without this type of identification.

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Respect. Show respect for the border agent and the foriegn country that you are interring. Biggest thing that we see bringing trouble is a wise guy. Answer yes sir, no sir and realize that nothing you say is funny, so don't try.

Same goes for coming back accross

If you can keep from covering your trailer or truck that helps to.

Good luck & have fun!

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Answer yes sir, no sir and realize that nothing you say is funny, so don't try.


Not sure how but they seem to be able to completely remove the sense of humor of all border guards, could be a some sort of secret surgical procedure grin.gif

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HEY HUSKIE,

YOUR LAST STATEMENT, I'M FROM IOWA...AND FOR THAT WE FEEL SORRY FOR YA, NO IOWA JOKES NOW BOYS. JUST KIDDING HUSKIE...

I'M SURE YOU WILL HAVE FUN.

SINCERELY,

FISHMEISTER


You just had to go there, didn't you?! LOL We don't grow them crappies like ya'll do up there! Hey, might be chatting with you about some cabin usage next summer... Got to get the wife up there and show her the ropes. smile.gif

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When my husband takes our kids alone I write him a note and have it notarized. We also have with us notarized copies of birth certificates. We have always been told they wish everyone did it like this. We have also never had any problems what so ever.

Good Luck and have fun.

P.S. you will also need a note from your step son father or mother. They will question him a fair amount to make sure both parents no he is there and more is supposed to be there. They get a little touchy with step children and your kids friends.

Still no worries just be prepared is the best solution.

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I'm definetly no expert on this, but I work at the Greyhound Bus station in Fargo. We send ppl across or to the border rather, every day...My advice is, more is better(as in being prepared) and be ready to answer their questions. I see ppl get rejected all the time who simply don't take the minimal(although its more nowdays) effort to prepare the proper paperwork and identification.

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And for an adult, all you need is your government issued photo-identification(drivers lisence) AND a copy of your birth certificate. You may need a passport as early as sometime next summer. For your best friend just make sure you have his rabies papers.

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I'm a truckdriver and I go to Canada every week. Right now u need a driver license. Starting Jan. 8th u need a passport.

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