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Report your customs and immigration information before flying into Canada

From: Canada Border Services Agency

Preparing your customs and immigration declaration for the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) in advance will simplify your arrival experience at our busiest airports. Use Advance CBSA Declaration within ArriveCAN the next time you fly.

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Why report in advance

Using the Advance CBSA Declaration feature within ArriveCAN lets you make a customs and immigration declaration up to 72 hours in advance of flying into Canada, giving you a faster border experience. Declaring in advance will save you time when you arrive at the airport.

The declaration is an optional feature built into the online version of ArriveCAN (not the mobile app). All travellers arriving in Canada must continue to use ArriveCAN to submit mandatory travel and health information.

Find out more about ArriveCAN.

Who can use Advance CBSA Declaration

The Advance CBSA Declaration feature is optional. It is currently available to international air travellers who enter Canada at:

This feature will be made available at other airports across Canada and will also become available in the ArriveCAN mobile application in 2022.

How it works

After entering your mandatory travel and health information in ArriveCAN online, follow the prompt on your receipt page. To complete an Advance CBSA Declaration for yourself or your group before your trip:

You will receive confirmation of your Advance CBSA Declaration, including your reference number, by email.

When your flight lands:

We encourage passengers arriving in Canada by air to use the Advance CBSA Declaration, which is part of our traveller modernization initiative.

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Advance CBSA Declaration form

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