CANPASS Corporate Aircraft and CANPASS Private Aircraft are programs that speed up border crossings for frequent, low-risk, pre-approved travellers from the United States into Canada.
The CBSA has updated the CANPASS application forms and has resumed processing of CANPASS applications. New applicants and existing applicants with expired memberships who wish to continue in the program must submit a new CANPASS application using the new form. If you submitted an application after , you do not need to re-submit a new application.
Once you have submitted an application, the Canadian Processing Centre will contact you and will ask you security questions based on the content provided in your application. That is how both parties will authenticate the call.
Applicants should submit their applications early, as there may be significant processing delays due to the accumulated backlog.
Discontinuation of the CANPASS Air and CANPASS Private Boats programs
The CANPASS Air and CANPASS Private Boats programs have been discontinued. Current members will be able to maintain privileges until their membership expires. Check to see if you are eligible to join NEXUS instead as it offers similar or even greater benefits when travelling across the Canada-U.S. border.
Other CBSA programs, such as CANPASS – Private Aircraft, CANPASS – Corporate Aircraft, and Remote Area Border Crossing (RABC) are not affected by this discontinuation.
Flying to Canada? Lawful permanent residents of the U.S. do not need an eTA.
CANPASS members who are also lawful permanent residents of the U.S. (Green Card holders or equivalent valid proof of status in the United States) do not need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) when flying to or transiting through Canada. U.S. and Canadian citizens are exempted.
Be prepared: Always carry with you a valid proof of your lawful permanent resident status of the U.S.
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