Canadian? Prove it - Proof of Citizenship Now Required to Enter U.S. - Media Advisory/Interview Opportunity

    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
           15 years.

    About Ogilvy Renault

    Ogilvy Renault LLP is a full-service law firm with close to 450 lawyers,
patent and trade-mark agents practicing in the areas of business, litigation,
intellectual property, and employment and labour. Ogilvy Renault has offices
in Montréal, Ottawa, Québec, Toronto, and London (England), and serves some of
the largest and most successful corporations in Canada and in more than 120
countries worldwide. Find out more at

For further information:

For further information: To speak with one of our lawyers, please
contact: Caroline Emond, Senior Advisor - Media Relations, (514) 847-4723,; Peter Zvanitajs, Senior Advisor - Media Relations,
(416) 216-1871,

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