Travel restrictions on documents

January 24, 2008 4:16:09 PM PST
Federal officials have established new rules for travelers entering and leaving the countryEffective January 31, border protection agents will no longer accept verbal claims that someone is an American citizen. They say that will strengthen national security.

To prove identify and citizenship, travelers will need items such as a passport, birth certificate, drivers license, military I.D., photo I.D. and government-issued document. Only about two dozen choices of documents will be allowed.

"Right now, 8,000 different types of documents, from baptismal certificates to student library cards, from hundreds of countries, counties, provinces around the world, can be used to establish identity and citizenship," said David Murphy, Customs & Border Protection.

Ready, Set Go! Travel Requirements

  • Traveling by Air
  • Traveling by Land
  • Traveling by Sea