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I tried searching for this but only got a few topics that weren't my exact question, unless I suck at searching.

Now that I have my green card I thought it would be nice to go home for a short visit. My passport (maiden name) and green card (married name) are in different names though. Just wondering how to address that problem. I'm guessing as long as I bring my marriage certificate it will be fine?

To Bring:

- Passport

- Green Card

- Marriage Certificate

I'll also carry my driver's license (also in my married name). I also made sure to book the tickets in my maiden name because of my passport.

Am I missing anything?

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That's what we did when we went to the Philippines and had zero problems.


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Your list of documents is fine. GC, passport, and marriage license is sufficient to cross the border both ways.

Check with your health insurance company - they may already have basic travel coverage included.


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My husband told me most American insurance companies would cover costs as 'out of network' prices... I am not sure how accurate that is since he has no experience with travel insurance but am taking him on his word for now and haven't bought travel insurance when I go visit family. I haven't figured out a way to verify that yet. I wouldn't even know where to buy it if I had to.

Btw I visited Canada with my Canadian passport and green card. I had my marriage certificate with me to match the maiden/married names but they never once asked to see it (and I've been across several times since getting it).


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Forgot my second question:

I need travel insurance because I am no longer a Canadian resident - correct?

If you have health insurance through a company in the US, you should be covered in Canada, you might just get "out of network" charges if you do in fact get hurt. You may want to call your health insurance company to find out.

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I never worry about extra insurance while travelling to Canada. LIke someone mentioned above, your current coverage will probably be fine just check- just out of network charges.

If it was minor, we'd drive back across the border and deal with it in Buffalo.


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I was hoping to join AAA like I was in CAA in Canada. I know they sell travel insurance in Canada and figured maybe they did down here too. Or Allstate or something might.


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I never worry about extra insurance while travelling to Canada. LIke someone mentioned above, your current coverage will probably be fine just check- just out of network charges.

If it was minor, we'd drive back across the border and deal with it in Buffalo.

This is what we plan to do also, just not in Buffalo but Sault Ste. Marie Michigan.


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