A Certificate of Canadian Citizenship is not a travel document. A Canadian passport is the only reliable and universally accepted travel and identification document available to Canadians for the purpose of international travel. Canadian citizens returning to Canada who present other documents, such as a Certificate of Canadian Citizenship, birth certificate, provincial driver’s license, or foreign passport, instead of a Canadian passport, may face delays or be denied boarding by transport companies.
Information and guide for:
Canadians living in the US (or Bermuda); and
Find information applying to Canadian citizens, to permanent residents, and to foreign nationals returning to Canada who are already working or studying here, or who have a temporary resident permit.
- Have proper identification
- Making your declaration
- Referrals for secondary services and inspections
- Paying duty and taxes
- Travelling with alcohol and tobacco
- Restricted/prohibited goods
- Travelling with CAN$10,000 or more
- Travelling with gifts
- Protecting your valuables
Canadians Abroad(Service Canada) The Government of Canada offers Canadians living abroad assistance as well as important information on taxation, customs and other topics.
Find information on:
Authentication of Documents
CANPASS - Private Aircraft
CANPASS - Private Boats, and
Contact information for Canadian embassies and consulates abroad, what to do and how to get help in case of emergency when you are travelling in a foreign country, and how to ask us questions and give them feedback.
Directory of websites and contact information for Canadian government offices abroad. These offices provide a variety of services to Canadians, including consular services. (In addition to routine and emergency services, consular officers abroad provide specialized services for a fee, including legal and notary services and the transfer of funds.)
The Government of Canada has developed this booklet to help you protect your health while travelling or living abroad. It includes essential information on understanding travel health risks; taking preventive measures before, during and after your travel; coping with a health emergency abroad; and accessing consular services in a health emergency.
Also available in PDF.
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