Frequently Asked Questions

Does Maine offer an Enhanced Drivers License (EDL)?

At the present time, Maine does not offer an Enhanced Drivers License or Enhanced Identification card.

For more information on Maine's licenses and ID Cards, please visit the Maine Secretary of State, Bureau of Motor Vehicles site or contact their offices at (207) 624-9000 x 52114 or Email: license.bmv@maine.gov

How can I make sure my own children, or school group or sports team can cross the border?

US Customs and Border Protection has jurisdiction over border crossings. Visit their site to learn more about traveling with children.

How do Border Crossing requirements affect Native Americans?

US Customs and Border Protection has jurisdiction over border crossings. You can find this information at their site.

How do Border Crossing requirements affect passengers going on cruises?

Visit the US Customs and Border Protection site for information

How do I apply for a passport or passport card?

The U.S. Department of State issues passports and passport cards to U.S. Citizens. Visit their site to learn how to apply.

How do I find out about the immigration status for myself or a family member?

Visit the US Citizenship and Immigration Service site. At this site you can track your case online, find a field office or make an appointment to meet with a USCIS representative.

What are border crossing procedures for pleasure boats?

The State of Maine does not have jurisdiction over border crossings.

Visit the US Customs and Border Protection site for information.

What are Trusted Traveler programs?

US Customs and Border Protection has Trusted Traveler Programs to provide expedited travel for pre-approved, low risk travelers through dedicated lanes and kiosks. Visit their site to learn more.

What documents are accepted for entry into the United States via land or sea by U.S. and Canadian citizens?

Please visit the US Customs and Border Protection site for specific information about travel to and from Canada and Mexico.

What is a Passport Card?

The US Department of State issues passports and passport cards. Visit their site to learn more about passport cards.

Where can I go to obtain a birth certificate?

If you were born in Maine, contact Maine Vital Records online or call (207) 287-3181, or toll-free at 1-888-664-9491

A listing of agencies in other states may be found through the National Center for Health Statistics.