Government of New Brunswick

  

 

Documents required for travel into NB

 

Following are the types of documents that could be requested at a New Brunswick point of entry. All documentation and photo identification must be current and valid.
  

1. Establishing identity

Government-issued photo identification:
(one of the following)

  • passport
  • citizenship card
  • Canadian permanent resident card
  • Canadian provincial or territorial health card with photo (BC, AB, ON, QC).
  • Canadian provincial or territorial driver's licence
  • Canadian provincial or territorial government identification cards with photo
  • Canadian military identification
  • federal police identification
  • federal or provincial government employee identification cards
  • Certificate of Indian Status (Status Card) issued by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (old cards (with photo) phased out in favour of Secure Indian Status Card, not sure if any older cards still valid)

If photo ID is not available, these non-photographic forms of ID may be accepted:
(one of the following)

  • Canadian provincial or territorial health card (some jurisdictions, including NB, SK, MB, NS, PE, NL, YK, NT, NU).
  • Birth certificate
  • Record of Landing Form/Confirmation of Permanent Residence (IMM 5292)
  • Immigration documents issued to foreign nationals (e.g., Work Permit, Study Permit, Temporary Resident Permit, Refugee Approved Status)
  • Old Age Security (OAS) identification card
  • Court Order related to name change or confirmation of name (must contain: legal name, date of birth, court seal) (accepted by GNB for ID purposes)
  • Citizenship Certificate issued prior to February 1, 2012 (CIC) (large transmission and souvenir (wall mount) copies are not acceptable) (accepted by GNB for ID purposes)

Please note: Other documents, including hunting and fishing licenses will not be accepted as identification.

 

2. Acceptable proof of NB residency:

(one of the following)

  • New Brunswick driver’s licence
  • New Brunswick government identification card
  • Government of New Brunswick employee identification card
  • New Brunswick Medicare card
  • Other:
    – Utility Bill – phone, internet, electricity, cable, water/sewer or a home heating fuel invoice (oil, natural gas, propane, etc.).
    • Must be a current bill (no older than 2 months)
    • Must contain name of applicant OR legal guardian or immediate family who live at the same residence

– Bank Statement, cancelled or void cheque with address
– Mortgage Documents
– Personal Income Taxes
– Property Tax Bill
– Residential Lease (must be completed and signed by landlord & tenant)
– Social Assistance Benefit Confirmation including Employment Insurance
– Employment confirmation or pay stub
– Child Tax Credit Cheque/stub
– Declaration from a Guarantor form

 

3. Acceptable proof of Atlantic residency:

(one of the following)

  • Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, or Prince Edward Island driver’s licence
  • Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, or Prince Edward Island government identification card
  • Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, or Prince Edward Island employee identification card
  • Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, or Prince Edward Island Medicare card
  • Other:
    • Utility Bill – phone, internet, electricity, cable, water/sewer or a home heating fuel invoice (oil, natural gas, propane, etc.).
        – Must be a current bill (no older than 2 months)
        – Must contain name of applicant OR legal guardian or immediate family who live at the same residence
    • Bank Statement, cancelled or void cheque with address
    • Mortgage Documents
    • Personal Income Taxes
    • Property Tax Bill
    • Residential Lease (must be completed and signed by landlord & tenant)
    • Social Assistance Benefit Confirmation including Employment Insurance
    • Employment confirmation or pay stub
    • Child Tax Credit Cheque/stub
    • Declaration from a Guarantor form

 

4. Acceptable proof of Canadian residency

The Government of New Brunswick defines a Canadian “resident” as a person lawfully entitled to be or to remain in Canada, who makes their home and is ordinarily present in Canada, and pays income taxes in Canada, but does not include a tourist, transient or visitor to the country.

Acceptable proof of Canadian residency:
(one of the following)

  • Canadian driver license
  • Utility bill with Canadian address (electricity, gas, telephone, internet)
  • Student ID card
  • Canadian passport
  • Birth certificate from a Canadian province or territory
  • Certificate of Indian Status (paper or plastic card)
  • Registered Indian record (certified)
  • Certificate of Canadian citizenship (plastic card)
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Confirmation of Permanent Residence (IM 5292 or IM 5688)
  • Record of landing (IM 1000)
  • Study permit
  • Work permit
     
      

5. Acceptable proof of employment / travel for work

(one of the following)

  • Employment Confirmation
    – Current work-issued photo ID
    – Pay stub
    – Job offer
    – Letter from employer confirming employment
  • WorkSafeNB approved travel plan
  • WorkSafeNB approved isolation elements of an operational plan
  • Solemn affirmation (e.g. self-employed)
     
      

6. Commuting (inter-provincial)

(one of the following)

  • Proof of home address and work address
  • Must live in or near an interprovincial border community and commute to and from work locally, where the person lives in one province and works or operates a business in another
  • Solemn affirmation
     
      

7. Acceptable proof of visiting to attend a funeral

(one of the following)

  • Notice of death or obituary
  • Letter from funeral director
  • Death certificate
     
      

8. Acceptable proof of significant other     

(Significant other is defined as one of two persons in an intimate partner relationship.)
(one of the following)

  • Copies of government-issued ID with the same address
  • Proof of separation if previously married
  • Proof of joint ownership/ rental agreement of property
  • Proof of joint utility accounts (e.g. electricity, gas, telephone, internet), joint credit card accounts, or joint bank accounts
  • Joint vehicle insurance documents
  • Solemn affirmation from both parties (one or separate letters)
     
      

9. Acceptable proof of property

Property is defined as ownership of land and includes a long-term lease (30 days or longer) of land or a building used as accommodations.

  • The following documents are considered acceptable means of proving ownership or long-term leasing of property:
  • New Brunswick property tax bill
  • New Brunswick Land Registry documentation naming property owner
  • Purchase and sale agreement, deed, mortgage information
  • Land lease, including Crown land (minimum 30 days)
  • Rental agreement (minimum 30 days) for land, seasonal lot or building used as accommodations;
  • For inherited property, any of the above supported by a will demonstrating the property has been bequeathed to the prospective entrant. 
      


10. Acceptable proof of moving to NB

(one of the following)

  • Documentation from landlord confirming rent, lease agreement
  • Purchase and sale agreement, deed, mortgage information
  • Documentation from family or friends confirming residence
  • Solemn affirmation
  • Residence under construction:
    – Deed or mortgage of lot
    – Building permit or other approvals to construct
    – Contracts for building with estimated completion date
      
      

11. Acceptable proof of travelling through NB

(one of the following)

  • Documentation from an employer
  • Documentation confirming property ownership in another province
  • Accommodation or ferry reservation
  • Documentation confirming health care appointment
  • Custody-sharing agreement
  • Travel registration confirmation from another province
      
      

12. Acceptable proof of shared custody

(one of the following)

  • Joint custody order or agreement
  • Letter signed by both parents and notarized, or two separate letters one signed by each and both notarized
      
      

13. Acceptable proof of medical travel

  •  Correspondence or documentation from health care practitioner/health care facility confirming appointment 
      
     

14. Acceptable proof of family relationship

The Mandatory Order permits “parent, child, grandparent, grandchild, sibling or significant other”. This is interpreted to include the following variations:

  • Parent (including step-parents and parents-in-law)
  • Child (including step-children, foster children and adoptive children)
  • Grandparent (including great-grandparents)
  • Grandchild (including great-grandchildren)
  • Sibling (including step-siblings, half-siblings)
  • Significant other (see section 8).

(one of the following)

  • Birth certificate naming parents/children
  • Adoption papers naming parents/children
  • Foster family court order
  • Record of Landing Form/Confirmation of Permanent Residence (IMM 5292) with names of family members
  • Marriage certificate
  • Correspondence from the receiving family confirming the relationship and visit
  • Solemn affirmation from both parties (must be notarized for minors and/or those unable to consent for medical or other reasons)