Documents for Student Groups Traveling to Canada
Here is some key information on the travel documents for student groups traveling to Canada requirements.
Crossing by Land
Flying into Canada
Keeping a Student Passenger Manifest
Land Crossing/ Motorcoach
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.
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.
Keep in mind ALL accompanying Adults (teachers, parents, chaperones) MUST have proper documentation in the form of a Passport for border control.
Arriving by Air
ALL passengers traveling by air must have a passport. There is no other option.
In order to facilitate all border crossings it is highly recommended to keep a passenger manifest will all thepassenger information.
Our trip portal will allow you to generate a report with passenger names, Date of Birth, Birthplace and passport numbers as well.
Important Travel Tip
A valuable travel tip for all travelers, young or old. Always scan a copy of your passport Should it be lost or stolen, this copy will at least serve as a reference when trying to get a replacement.
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 passengers.
** Always check with your government prior to departure for any changes to these current rules.