Single Window Initiative

Upcoming border changes

Fully vaccinated foreign nationals may be allowed to enter Canada for discretionary travel on the following dates if they meet specific criteria:

  • Effective : American citizens and permanent residents of the United States, who currently reside in the United States, who meet specific criteria to qualify as fully vaccinated
  • (intended start date): All other foreign nationals who qualify as fully vaccinated

The 3-night hotel stopover requirement will be eliminated for all travellers arriving by air after 12:01 am ET on .

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Notice to importers, brokers and software service providers

The CBSA decommissioned the legacy Other Government Department (OGD) release service options (OGD PARS (SO463) and OGD RMD (SO471)) as of . Please refer to Customs Notice 20-21 for the release service options that remain available to you.

The Canada Border Services Agency's (CBSA) Single Window Initiative streamlines the sharing of commercial import data between the Government of Canada and the import community. It balances the needs of government departments and agencies with today's globally competitive business environment. Along with the CBSA, there are nine participating government departments and agencies representing 38 government programs.

The Single Window has two service options:

  • Integrated Import Declaration (IID – SO911)
  • License, Permit, Certificate and Other Documentation (LPCO Image – SO 927)

Program Benefits

  • Simplified import process
  • Reduced paper burden
  • Decreased cost of doing business

Depending on which system you currently use, there are additional benefits:

Electronic OGD RMD and PARS

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EXCAPS, Service Option 216

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Contact Us

Policy Support

Program and Policy Management Division, OGD Programs Unit

Technical Support

Technical Commercial Client Unit

  • To obtain a copy of the IID Test/Certification Package
  • To apply, test or certify for the IID
  • To request a copy of the SWI IID ECCRD or PRD DIF
  • For questions relating to the exchange of data with the CBSA
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