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Old Aug 4, 11, 9:46 pm   #1
 
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Traveling to Canada / Passport expiring in 4 months

I've been putting off renewing my passport due to a less than optimal haircut - I know I know, but I'll have to live with it for 10 years.

I just realized I will need my passport to travel to Canada next Friday for a wedding. My passport expires in December (4 months from now). I'm making a quick weekend trip. Will I have any problems? I already checked the CO website and travel.gov website and there is nothing about 6 months passport validity for Canada...
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Old Aug 4, 11, 10:07 pm   #2
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Good question. While some countries require 6 months validity, Canada is not one of those and you should be OK.

This travels site says only a valid passport, as long as it hasn't expired...
http://www.wordtravels.com/forum/com...cussionID=1580

And the CBSA doesn't say anything about extended validity...
http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/travel-vo...-rpvc-eng.html
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Old Aug 4, 11, 10:20 pm   #3
 
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Good question. While some countries require 6 months validity, Canada is not one of those and you should be OK.

This travels site says only a valid passport, as long as it hasn't expired...
http://www.wordtravels.com/forum/com...cussionID=1580

And the CBSA doesn't say anything about extended validity...
http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/travel-vo...-rpvc-eng.html
Thanks - I can run to the local passport agency and get it expedited/renewed, but I'd really hate to do that if I don't have to! Definitely will do it after the trip.
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Good question. While some countries require 6 months validity, Canada is not one of those and you should be OK.

This travels site says only a valid passport, as long as it hasn't expired...
http://www.wordtravels.com/forum/com...cussionID=1580

And the CBSA doesn't say anything about extended validity...
http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/travel-vo...-rpvc-eng.html
It should be fine since I've been doing the reverse, going to US with less than 6 months validity.
At least neither countries have touch on this yet from the old days
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Old Aug 5, 11, 1:29 pm   #5
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I've been putting off renewing my passport due to a less than optimal haircut - I know I know, but I'll have to live with it for 10 years.

I just realized I will need my passport to travel to Canada next Friday for a wedding. My passport expires in December (4 months from now). I'm making a quick weekend trip. Will I have any problems? I already checked the CO website and travel.gov website and there is nothing about 6 months passport validity for Canada...
Assuming you are holding a US passport:

[KVS Availability Tool 6.4.0/Diamond - TIMATIC: Visa/Entry Requirements]
Code:
05AUG11 / 1928 UTC
National USA (US)               /Embarkation USA (US)
Destination Canada (CA)         

[Visa Information - Destination] Canada (CA)

[Information For Normal Passports]
Passport required.
- Passport and/or passport replacing documents must be valid
  for the period of intended stay.
- Warning: if departing from the USA (regardless of any
  destination passport exemptions), a valid passport and/or
  accepted departure document [[TIRULES/R9]] is required by the
  US immigration authorities. 
Passport Exemptions:
- Recommended proof of citizenship, issued to nationals of the
  USA, such as: 
 - - US Birth Certificate; or
   - US Certificate of Citizenship; or
   - US Certificate of Naturalization. 
- Nationals of USA holding a valid on arrival NEXUS card,
  and:[[TIDFT/CA/PA/PT/ID32857]] 

Visa required, except for A stay of max. 6 months:
Minors:
- Minors who are nationals of the USA
  [[TIDFT/CA/PA/MI/ID29740]]
- Parent(s) travelling with a child under 18 years are
  strongly advised to [[TIDFT/CA/PA/MI/ID24325]] 
Additional Information:
- Holders of proof of citizenship issued by USA, not holding a
  valid passport; will be granted entry upon arrival only
  after examination by a Canadian Border Services Officer
  provided having satisfied the officer about their
  citizenship.
- Visitors traveling for business purposes are recommended to
  hold [[TIDFT/CA/VI/AI/ID41700]]
Warning:
- Visitors not holding return/onward ticket could be refused
  entry.



 Canada (CA)

No vaccinations are required. Any visitor irrespective of
length of intended stay in Canada may be referred for medical
examination if deemed necessary.

CHECK [[TINEWS/N1]] - SOUTH SUDAN
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Apologies for resurrecting an old thread, but I have a real life data point to add.

This Canadian Govt website says your passport need only be valid for the duration of your stay: http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca...as/FAQ.aspx#a3

I travelled to Canada with 5 months left on my British passport. I was diverted to immigration before leaving the airport. After a bit of tooth sucking, I had a piece of paper stapled into my passport limiting my stay in Canada to a date prior to expiration of my passport (much longer than my planned stay though). The standard passport stamp would have entitled me to stay for 6m, which the border control guys didn't seem comfortable with given my passport's validity.
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