I am a US Green card holder with an Indian passport expiring in 4 months planning a short weekend trip by road to Canada next month.

Will I be allowed to enter Canada considering my passport won't meet the "valid passport" criteria of 6 months?

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    Do you have a reference supporting your assumption that there is a 6-month criterion? – phoog Jun 4 '18 at 15:48

You don't need a passport at all to enter Canada by land, only your Green card.

As such, the question is moot.


Canada has no 6-month valid passport criterion. I just looked into this last week as I'm planning a trip to Canada in two weeks with someone whose passport expires in September.

I have no reference for this except to say that the six-month requirement is to be found nowhere at any of the following pages:

As to your return in the US, you don't need a passport at all, much less a passport meeting any sort of minimum validity requirement.

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    OP doesn't Need a passport to enter Canada by land either – Crazydre Jun 4 '18 at 18:24
  • @Coke good point. I must have overlooked "road trip." – phoog Jun 4 '18 at 18:32

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