April ~ Wings Over Water NW Birding Festival, Downtown Blaine
May 1st, to October 1st ~
Annual Peace Arch Park International Sculpture Exhibition.
May 25th, to August 31, ~ Ride the Historic Plover Passenger Ferry Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday Beginning Memorial Day through Labor Day
May ~ Sweet Road Artists Mothers Day Studio Tour.
June Second Sunday~
Hands Across the Border (Peace Arch State Park).
July 4th ~ Blaine's Old Fashioned Fourth of July Indepenence Day Celebration.
July ~ Blaine Jazz Festival (Blaine).
August ~ Drayton Harbor Maritime Days (Blaine Harbor and downtown Blaine).
August thru September ~Peace Arch International Concerts Series.
December ~ Christmas Tree Lighting (downtown Blaine).
For questions regarding travel and required ID or documentation contact the following border agencies.
|Border Crossing Contacts & Information
The general border crossing information below is provided as a couretsty. It is subject to change. For information regardng YOUR personal document requirements including visa's contact the appropriate border crossing agency.
For Customs and Immigration questions contact:
Canada Border Services Agency
Surrey, BC V4P 1M7
Telephone (604) 538-3602
Fax (604) 538-0293
United States Customs & Immigration
9901 Pacific Highway
Blaine, WA 98230
Telephone (360) 332-5771
Fax (360) 332-4701
For up to date border traffic information visit:
INTERNATIONAL LAND AND SEA TRAVEL
Washington – U.S. Customs and Border Protection reminds United States and Canadian citizens that new document requirements go into effect on June 1 for entry into United States at land or sea ports. Travelers should apply for approved travel documents now, as it can take several weeks to receive a document that will comply with new requirements under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI).
CBP is committed to working with travelers to ensure they have access to and can obtain appropriate travel documents. U.S. and Canadian citizens who lack WHTI-compliant documents but are otherwise admissible will not be denied entry into the United States on June 1, and are encouraged to continue with their travel plans and to obtain facilitative and secure WHTI travel documents as soon as possible.
WHTI-compliant documents for entry into the United States at land and sea ports include:
- U.S. or Canadian passports;
- Trusted Traveler Card (NEXUS, SENTRI, or FAST/EXPRES);
- U.S. Passport Card;
- State or province-issued Enhanced Driver’s Licenses (when and where available). For more information please visit the WHTI Web site. ( GetYouHome.gov )
“Obtaining a WHTI-approved document and complying with the law will help make our borders more secure,” said CBP Acting Commissioner Jayson P. Ahern. “We will be practical and flexible in implementing this new travel requirement, but encourage travelers to get these documents now to expedite border crossings from day one.”
U.S. and Canadian citizen children under age 16 arriving by land or sea from Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean need only present proof of citizenship, such as an original or copy of his or her birth certificate, a consular report of birth abroad, a naturalization certificate, or a Canadian citizenship card.
Document requirements for lawful permanent residents of the United States do not change under WHTI. Lawful permanent residents should continue to present their Permanent Resident Card (I-551). The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative is the joint Department of Homeland Security- Department of State program that implements a key 9/11 Commission recommendation and Congressional mandate to establish document requirements for travelers entering the United States who were previously exempt, including citizens of the U.S., Canada and Bermuda. WHTI document requirements for air travel went into effect in 2007.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country
while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.
Be prepared to verify your CITIZENSHIP (place of birth) and IDENTITY (photo I.D.) with such documents as a Birth Certificate, Passport, Drivers Licence, NEXUS/FAST card, Naturalization Certificate, Visa or Green Card, Baptismal Certificate, Citizenship Card, Record of Landing, or Permanent Resident Card.
If you are traveling with children, you should carry identification for each child. Divorced parents, who share custody, should carry copies of the legal custody documents.
Travelers under the age of 18 and unaccompanied by a parent need a letter of permission from a parent or guardian.
CITIZENS OF OTHER COUNTRIES
Must have a valid Passport entering the U.S. or Canada. However, you may also require a Visitor's Visa.
For additional information on exceptions to the standard requirements as well as duty-free limits, please refer to:
Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) www.cbsa.gc.ca
or U.S. Department of State www.travel.state.gov
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