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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.
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
Useful tools to help your crossing go smoothly.
Apply for or renew your membership. Discover the NEXUS program.
Make sure you have the proper identification to confirm you are allowed to enter Canada.
Going through customs and coming home to Canada.
What are duty and taxes. Personal exemption limits. Get an estimate for imported personal goods.
Information and resources for planning your visit.
Before you travel, verify the requirements for what you can bring into Canada.
Importing or travelling with your pet or service animal.
Find out if you are eligible to enter Canada.
Programs and services to speed up your trip across the border.
Information and services for non-residents visiting, settling in or doing business with Canada.
Verify your identity and make an on screen declaration when arriving at one of Canada's busiest international airports.
Commercial reporting requirements for unreleased goods.
Review applicable tariffs for specific goods.
Information and resources to help you import commercial goods.
Information and resources to help you export commercial goods.
Save time and money with our electronic tools for businesses.
Commercial carriers, freight forwarders, licensed customs brokers, sufferance warehouses, duty-free shops and passenger transportation.
Information, services and programs for trade facilitation and compliance.
Importing, exporting, resources, contact information
Vehicles, boats, weapons and firearms. Importing by mail or courrier.
Help the CBSA locate individuals subject to an active Canada-wide arrest warrant.
Programs and services that ensure trade security and manage access to Canada.
Corporate documents, customs notices, D Memoranda, forms, guides and brochures.
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