Are you able to journey exterior the US with an Inexperienced Card? >>No. An Inexperienced Card will not be an accepted journey doc. You want a legitimate passport and/or visa. Usually talking that’s right. Nonetheless, on the time of writing, February 2010, if you’re travelling to Canada then an inexperienced card is suitable and a passport will not be required, at the very least for UK residents. I would not essentially suggest it, although as lots of the individuals working airports and immigration don’t perceive the foundations. Your mileage might range, so learn about. That is principally the identical regulation that permits army workers to journey below orders on an army ID card. It’s a widespread false impression passport is now required, however, that rule applies to US residents. The foundations are reasonably complicated, and it is best in case you examine your necessities right here, particularly examine primarily based upon your present citizenship:
In English, the foundations for journey to Canada, principally say this, in this order.
1. You have to have a passport until you may have an exemption.
2. If departing from the USA, per TIRULES/R9, you MUST have a passport OR an accepted departure doc, even if in case you have an exemption.
3. You do not want a passport if in case you have an inexperienced card. However TIRULES/R9 states that TIRULES/R9 doesn’t apply to inexperienced card holders.
So rule three DOES stay in impact. If in case you have an inexperienced card you do not want a passport. QED. The tree which means, of all this nonsense is that USA residents DO want a passport, however non-citizen resident aliens don’t. I imagine this was introduced into impact to shut an outdated loophole whereby anybody with a driver’s license might journey. The extent of confusion is excessive sufficient that you could be hit issues when checking in, boarding the aircraft, and going by way of Canadian immigration management.
That was my expertise lately (January 2010), however, in the long run I used to be allowed to journey and enter the nation on my inexperienced card alone. I did take alongside my expired UK passport, although, which appeared to assist easy issues out (though so far as I can see it did not make an official distinction). Returning to the USA was not an issue in any respect, and no person a lot as raised an eyebrow.