E311 - Declaration Card

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Protected A when completed

Instructions

All travellers must be identified on a Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Declaration Card. You may list up to four people living at the same address on one card. Each traveller is responsible for his or her own declaration. Each traveller is responsible for reporting currency and/or monetary instruments totaling CAN$10,000 or more that are in his or her actual possession or baggage.

Under the law, failure to properly declare goods, currency and/or monetary instruments brought into Canada may result in seizure action, monetary penalties and/or criminal prosecution.

Information from this declaration will be used for CBSA control purposes, and may be shared with other government departments to enforce Canadian laws. For more information see Info Source (ref. no. CBSA PPU 018), at a public library or visit http://infosource.gc.ca.

Part B - Visitors to Canada

The following duty-free allowances apply to each visitor entering into Canada:

  • Gifts (excludes alcohol and tobacco) valued at no more than CAN$60 each.
  • 1.5 L of wine or 1.14 L of liquor or 24 x 355 ml cans or bottles (8.5 L) of beer or ale.
  • 200 cigarettes, 200 tobacco sticks, 50 cigars or cigarillos and 200 grams of manufactured tobacco.

Part C - Residents of Canada

Each resident returning to Canada is entitled to one of the following personal exemptions based on his/her time absent from Canada (include all goods and/or gifts purchased or received abroad):

  • 24 hours: CAN$200
    • Not claimable if goods exceed CAN$200.
    • Alcohol and tobacco cannot be claimed.
  • 48 hours: CAN$800
    • This includes alcohol and tobacco (see table below).
  • 7 days: CAN$800
    • This includes alcohol and tobacco (see table below) and unaccompanied goods.

Alcohol and tobacco exemption table

1.5 L of wine or 1.14 L of liquor or
24 x 355 ml cans or bottles (8.5 L) of beer or ale. (You must be of legal age in the province of importation.) 

200 cigarettes, 200 tobacco sticks, 50 cigars or cigarillos and 200 grams of manufactured tobacco (Special Duty may apply). 

Declaration Card

Part A  All travellers (living at the same address)

Please print in capital letters. 

  1. Last name, first name and initials
    Date of birth: YY - MM - DD
    Citizenship:
  2. Last name, first name and initials
    Date of birth: YY - MM - DD
    Citizenship:
  3. Last name, first name and initials
    Date of birth: YY - MM - DD
    Citizenship:
  4. Last name, first name and initials
    Date of birth: YY - MM - DD
    Citizenship:

Home address

  • Number, street, apartment No.
  • City/Town
  • Prov./State
  • Country
  • Postal/Zip code

Arriving by:

  • Air
  • Rail
  • Marine
  • Highway

Airline/Flight No., train No. or vessel name

Purpose of trip:

  • Study
  • Personal
  • Business

Arriving from:

  • U.S. only
  • Other country direct
  • Other country via U.S.

I am/we are bringing into Canada:

  • Firearms or other weapons (e.g. switchblades, Mace or pepper spray). (Yes/No)
  • Commercial goods, whether or not for resale(e.g. samples, tools, equipment). (Yes/No)
  • Meat/meat products; dairy products; fruits;vegetables; seeds; nuts; plants and animals or theirparts/products; cut flowers; soil; wood/woodproducts; birds; insects. (Yes/No)
  • Currency and/or monetary instruments totalingCAN$10,000 or more. (Yes/No)

I/we have visited a farm and will be going to a farm inCanada. (Yes/No)

I/we have unaccompanied goods. (Yes/No)

Part B - Visitors to Canada

  • Duration of stay in Canada (days)
  • Do you or any person listed above exceed the duty-freeallowances per person? (See instructions) (Yes/No)

Part C - Residents of Canada

  • Do you or any person listed above exceed the duty-freeallowances per person? (See instructions) (Yes/No)

Complete in the same order as Part A 

  1. Date left Canada YY - MM - DD 
    Value of goods – CAN$ purchased or received abroad (including gifts, alcohol & tobacco) 
  2. Date left Canada YY - MM - DD 
    Value of goods – CAN$ purchased or received abroad (including gifts, alcohol & tobacco) 
  3. Date left Canada YY - MM - DD 
    Value of goods – CAN$ purchased or received abroad (including gifts, alcohol & tobacco) 
  4. Date left Canada YY - MM - DD 
    Value of goods – CAN$ purchased or received abroad (including gifts, alcohol & tobacco) 

Part D  Signatures (age 16 and older):

I certify that my declaration is true and complete. 

  1. Signature
    YY - MM - DD 
  2. Signature
    YY - MM - DD 
  3. Signature
    YY - MM - DD 
  4. Signature
    YY - MM - DD 
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