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Acceptable types of identification for returning Canadian residents

Find out what identification Canadian residents need to carry when returning to Canada.



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Hi, everyone. Border Services Officer Robichaud here to remind you to carry proper identification when returning to Canada.

A passport is always best as it is universally accepted, but other acceptable forms of ID for returning Canadians include a Canadian birth certificate, a certificate of Indian Status card, a NEXUS or FAST card. Enhanced driver's license, a permanent resident card, or a Canadian citizenship card.

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