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The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) facilitates the flow of legitimate travellers and trade. The Agency also enforces more than 90 acts and regulations that keep our country and Canadians safe.

COVID-19 update: May 1, 2020

If you are a foreign national, you must have an essential reason to travel to Canada. This includes family members and spouses or partners of Canadians. Before you travel, contact the Border Information Service for more information.

If you do not have an essential reason to travel to Canada, a border services officer may deny your entry. For the latest on COVID-19 and Canada’s response, visit Canada.ca/coronavirus or contact the coronavirus information line at 1-833-784-4397.

CBSA focus on Coronavirus (COVID-19): May 1, 2020

The Canada Border Services Agency is focused on the safety and security of Canadians. For this reason, many of our resources are currently concentrated on COVID-19. Some of our service standards may be impacted as a result, and you may experience delays. We appreciate your patience and cooperation. For the latest on cross-border programs and services, call us at 1-800-461-9999.

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Travellers: Upon arrival, reduce wait times and limit contact at the border

Use the ArriveCAN app (available on iOS and Android) to submit mandatory information.

The CBSA is modernizing the importing process

Are you part of Canada’s trade community? Learn how the CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) project will streamline your operations.

Services and information

Travellers

Plan your trip across the border

Useful tools to help your crossing go smoothly.

NEXUS

Apply for or renew your membership. Discover the NEXUS program.

Travel documents

Make sure you have the proper identification to confirm you are allowed to enter Canada.

Bring personal goods across the border

Going through customs and coming home to Canada.

Duty and taxes

What are duty and taxes. Personal exemption limits. Get an estimate for imported personal goods.

Visit Canada

Information and resources for planning your visit.

Food, plant and animal products

Before you travel, verify the requirements for what you can bring into Canada.

Pets and service animals

Importing or travelling with your pet or service animal.

Travelling with a DUI or other criminal convictions

Find out if you are eligible to enter Canada.

Save time at the border

Programs and services to speed up your trip across the border.

Information for non-Canadians

Information and services for non-residents visiting, settling in or doing business with Canada.

Primary inspection kiosks

Verify your identity and make an on screen declaration when arriving at one of Canada's busiest international airports.

More services and information for travellers

Business

Commercial reporting

Commercial reporting requirements for unreleased goods.

Customs tariff

Review applicable tariffs for specific goods.

Importing commercial goods

Information and resources to help you import commercial goods.

Exporting commercial goods

Information and resources to help you export commercial goods.

Electronic Data Interchange and portal applications

Save time and money with our electronic tools for businesses.

Find a commercial service provider

Commercial carriers, freight forwarders, licensed customs brokers, sufferance warehouses, duty-free shops and passenger transportation.

Trade facilitation

Information, services and programs for trade facilitation and compliance.

Small and medium enterprises toolkit

Importing, exporting, resources, contact information

More services and information for business

More

Import or export goods for personal use

Vehicles, boats, weapons and firearms. Importing by mail or courrier.

Wanted by the CBSA

Help the CBSA locate individuals subject to an active Canada-wide arrest warrant.

Securing the border

Programs and services that ensure trade security and manage access to Canada.

Publications and forms

Corporate documents, customs notices, D Memoranda, forms, guides and brochures.

Corporate information

Minister

The Honourable Bill Blair

Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Mandate letter

Management

John Ossowski

President of the Canada Border Services Agency

Management

Paul MacKinnon

Executive Vice-President of the Canada Border Services Agency

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