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Use this form if you are a resident of Canada, a temporary resident, or a former resident returning to live in Canada, and are claiming unaccompanied goods in your 7-day $800 exemption.
1 - $800 exemption (tariff item no. 9804.20.00)
After an absence from Canada of at least 7 consecutive days (see note (A) for details on how to determine the 7-day absence), you can claim free importation of personal goods, up to a value of $800. You can include alcoholic beverages and tobacco products in this exemption, subject to the conditions outlined in notes (B), (C) and (D) below. Goods, other than alcoholic beverages and tobacco products, do not have to accompany you on arrival.
- (A) When you calculate the 7-day absence, exclude the day of departure and include the day of return. For example, if you leave Canada on the 8th, and return to Canada on the 15th, you have been absent for 7 days. It is dates that matter, not times.
- (B) You can include up to 1.5 litres of wine or up to 1.14 litres of alcoholic beverages or up to 8.5 litres of ale or beer; as well as 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars, 200 tobacco sticks, and 200 grams of manufactured tobacco. Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products must accompany you in hand or checked baggage to qualify for an exemption. To include the above quantities of alcoholic beverages in your personal exemption you must meet the minimum age requirements for importation of alcoholic beverages in the province or territory of entry into Canada. To include the above quantities of tobacco products in your personal exemption you must be 18 years of age or over.
- (C) If you include cigarettes, tobacco sticks or manufactured tobacco in your personal exemption, a partial exemption may apply. You will have to pay a special duty on these products unless they have an excise stamp “DUTY PAID CANADA DROIT ACQUITTÉ.”
- (D) The Excise Act, limits the amount of tobacco products that may be imported (or possessed) by an individual for personal use if the tobacco product is not packaged and does not have an excise stamp “DUTY PAID CANADA DROIT ACQUITTÉ”. The limit is currently five units. One unit of tobacco products consists of one of the following: 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars, 200 grams of manufactured tobacco, or 200 tobacco sticks.
All exemption values are in Canadian dollars.
- Last name
- First name
- Address (Number, street, box)
- City, town
- Postal code
- Date of departure from Canada (day / month / year)
- Date of return to Canada (day / month / year)
- Language preference (English / French)
- 9804.10.00.00 / 9804.20.00.00
- For CBSA use only
- Value of goods
- C.C.D. no.
- Signature of claimant
- Office date stamp
- All goods purchased, received or otherwise acquired abroad, and goods purchased at duty free shops, either in Canada or abroad, for importation into Canada, must be reported.
- The total value of the goods accompanying me is: (Canadian funds)
- The total value of goods to follow is: (Canadian funds)
- I am bringing quantities of alcoholic beverages and/or tobacco products in excess of the exemption limits. (Yes / No)
- I qualify for and hereby claim a personal exemption of $800 Canadian: (48 hours / 7 days)
Part 1: To be retained by the CBSA.
Part 2: To be retained by the importer.
You will need it to claim "unaccompanied goods" when they arrive. This is your only copy.
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