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Old 04-23-2015, 08:28 AM   #1
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Hello, The wife and I will be entering Canada from Sault Saint Marie MI. in June on my 1150GS. My wife has a passport and I have a Michigan Enhanced Driver License. We are both US Citizens and Michigan residents. Does anyone know if that is good enough to enter Canada. Thanks, Bruce.
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Old 04-23-2015, 09:28 AM   #2
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I would never leave the US without a passport, regardless of requirements. But that's just me.

Here is a copy/paste from http://travel.state.gov/content/pass...ry/canada.html

Entry into Canada: 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.

Entry into the United States: When traveling by air from Canada, U.S. citizens are required by U.S. law to present a U.S. passport book, except as noted in the few exceptions provided on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website.

For entry into the United States via land and sea borders, U.S. citizens must present either a U.S. passport, passport card, NEXUS card, Enhanced Drivers License, or other Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI)-compliant document. The only exception to this requirement is for U.S. citizens under the age of 16 (or under 19, if traveling with a school, religious, or other youth group) who need only present a birth certificate, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or naturalization certificate.
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Old 04-23-2015, 09:37 AM   #3
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I never had any trouble entering the US with my enhanced DL from Canada.

They scan the back of the DL and you are done. Even when I was coming back from Mexico zero problem.

Sadly I dont have it anymore because they canceled the enhanced DL program in my home province so I lost it when my license was up for renewal. It wasnt cheap (100$) and most folks have passports anyway.

In a sense enhanced DL is better than a passport because they screen you for criminal history before issuing it.
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Old 04-23-2015, 11:14 AM   #4
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Yes, you will be fine. I live in VT and that is what is required here. No reason to think it would be different there.
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Old 04-23-2015, 11:39 AM   #5
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+1 more. Enhanced DL is just fine for crossing the Canada/US border.
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Old Yesterday, 01:28 PM   #6
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Hello, The wife and I will be entering Canada from Sault Saint Marie MI. in June on my 1150GS. My wife has a passport and I have a Michigan Enhanced Driver License. We are both US Citizens and Michigan residents. Does anyone know if that is good enough to enter Canada. Thanks, Bruce.
Ill be passing through there in early July. You have everything I was planning on carrying for identification.
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Old Yesterday, 05:24 PM   #7
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This website has all you need to know.

http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publicati...f5082-eng.html

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Hello, The wife and I will be entering Canada from Sault Saint Marie MI. in June on my 1150GS. My wife has a passport and I have a Michigan Enhanced Driver License. We are both US Citizens and Michigan residents. Does anyone know if that is good enough to enter Canada. Thanks, Bruce.
Good too go as for your identification and proof of citizenship here a post I started for this type of questions!!!

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=950332
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I do it all the time. Make sure you have proof of ownership and insurance with you too. I keep a copy of the title when I go to Canada. Enjoy the view from the bridge when waiting in line to get in via SSM. Great view of the river and the famous Soo Locks.
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