Ogilvy Renault Outlines New Citizenship Requirements to Cross U.S.
MONTREAL, Feb. 1 /CNW/ -
WHAT: New requirements just went into effect for Canadian and American
citizens entering the United States. Both must now present proof
of citizenship in order to enter the U.S. by land or by sea.
WHY: This is the latest new requirement of the Western Hemisphere
Travel Initiative (WHTI), a U.S. border law.
HOW: One of the following documents should be presented by Canadians to
prove both identity and citizenship as of January 31:
- Canadian Passport
- Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) Card
- Trusted Traveler Cards (NEXUS, SENTRI, or FAST)
WHO: Charles Leamy, Ogilvy Renault's Advisor in U.S. Immigration, is
available to elaborate on the delays the new law will cause on
cross-border business and travel. Mr. Leamy practises exclusively
in the area of United States immigration law. Prior to joining the
firm, he practised immigration law in the United States for over
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