Oral Declarations Not Enough to Cross Border Next Year

In another step along the way to the full implementation of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, as of January 31, 2008, adult travelers entering the United States through land and sea ports will have to present proof of identity and citizenship.

This changes a policy by which U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are allowed to accept oral declarations of citizenship from U.S. and Canadian citizens entering the U.S. through a land or sea border.

Starting January 31,

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