Recent federal legislation requires people traveling into the U.S., by air, to present a valid passport. For land and sea border crossing, the passport requirement will start June 1, 2009. To preserve travel, trade and cultural ties with British Columbia and increase security at the border, the Washington State Department of Licensing will offer an Enhanced Driver License and Identification card (EDL/ID).
The EDL/ID meets federal requirements and best practices for travel documents. It is an approved alternative travel document, to a U.S.
Passport, for reentry into the U.S. at land and sea borders between the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Carribean.