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Old Apr 18th, 2010, 05:27 PM
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Niagara Falls

I read somewhere that kids under 16 arriving in Canada by car with parents only need a birth certificate, not a passport. Does anyone know if this is true?
Also, is it more expensive to stay on the US side or Canadian side?
Finally, how much does a passport cost?
Thanks for your help in advance!!
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Old Apr 19th, 2010, 04:47 AM
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Anyone know?
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Old Apr 19th, 2010, 04:51 AM
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Why not just google it like I did?

http://travel.state.gov/passport/get...inors_834.html
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Old Apr 19th, 2010, 05:03 AM
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15 or under... certified(stamped) birth certificate... above 16 passport...

US side is cheaper but closer to the Falls they are the same rate... Canadian with Falls view is most$$$... you may find reasonable rates for motels with no view... have fun!
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Old Apr 19th, 2010, 06:18 AM
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Make sure it is a certified/original birth certificate. And if travelling outside of US without both parents it is always advisable to have a notarized letter from absent parent(s) authorizing minor to do so.

Above info is correct - but I would still check out something this important to your trip yourself on US Dept of State website - it is quite comprehensive.
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Old Apr 19th, 2010, 03:49 PM
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Thanks for the help! I did try both of those websites, but there's a lot to wade thru. I was hoping someone who had done this would respond saying it worked for them. Thanks Gary for the info on the hotels!
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Doesn't really mater wha worked or "someone". If the law is otherwise the authorities can choose to enforc it at will.

I went ti Canada withmy parents an brother when I was 15 - during the last ice age - and they asked ME several questions to determine that my brother and I were indeed with our parents - and asked for real birth certifiates (not a copy).
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