Canadian Traveling to U.S. with soon to expire passport
I'm going to the U.S. in October then again in November and then again in December. In February my Canadian passport expires. It is not clear whether I will be let in to the USA particularly for the December trip.
I have searched the threads on Flyertalk and while some people seem to be of the opinion that things will be OK, I don't find any conclusive evidence one way or another.
I just got off the phone from the U.S. consulate where I got to press a lot of buttons and hear a lot of recorded messages. No one there to talk to though. I also searched the U.S. embassy website and couldn't find any answers.
If anyone has had personal experience traveling to the USA on a soon-to-expire Canadian passport please let me know. I don't live anywhere near a passport office, it is a hassle to send in a new passport application but I will do it if I have to.
The new passport requirement is really just a "secure government-issued" form of ID. And given the backlog, one can still fly to the US with an expired passport as long as you can show evidence that you've applied for a new one. And as noted, the 6-month validity rule doesn't come into play between Canada, the US or Mexico.