For visitors arriving by air, customs and immigration processing occurs at international airports. For those entering Canada by land there are three main border entries to Ontario:
|U.S. Border Crossings:|
|Buffalo and Ft. Erie||206 km|
|Niagara Falls||184 km|
During certain periods of the year, particularly on U.S. or Canadian holidays, as well as weekends during the peak summer months, there can be delays and congestion at U.S.-Canada border crossings. We urge visitors entering from the U.S. into Ontario to check for hourly updates for projected wait times prior to leaving for your visit to Stratford.
As of June 01, 2009 only valid passports and Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative-compliant documents will be acceptable for entering the U.S. - both for Canadians and returning U.S. residents. View more information here.
- Valid passport, passport card; Enhanced Driver's License; trusted traveler programme card (NEXUS, FAST or SENTRI), U.S. lawful permanent resident card or other valid evidence of permanent residence status.View a list of valid travel documents approved by the Department of Homeland Security.
- Valid passport, Enhanced Driver's License or trusted traveler programme card (NEXUS or FAST). For full details and an exact implementation date, visit the U.S. Department of State travel information.
- Children under the age of 16 (or anyone under 19 if traveling with a school, religious group, or other youth group) need only present a birth certificate or naturalization certificate. Birth certificates can be original, photocopy, or certified copy.
For additional information on exceptions to the standard requirements as well as duty-free limits, please refer to:
- Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)
- U.S. State Department Tips for Travelers to Canada