Commercial Carrier and Freight Forwarder Identification and Eligibility
Use of Power of Attorney to Apply to Transact Carrier Operations with the CBSA

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The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will accept a Power of Attorney which allows the Principal to appoint an attorney to act on their behalf while applying for a carrier code and associated bond with the CBSA. The CBSA’s preferred power of attorney template can be found here. A fillable electronic version of this form can be requested by contacting Please note that a Power of Attorney in a slightly different format but covering the same issues/authorities may be accepted by the CBSA.



Mail the completed application, power of attorney and original bond (if applicable), as well as supporting documentation (if required) to the CBSA at:

Commercial Registration Unit
Canada Border Services Agency
191 Laurier Avenue West, 12th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1A 0L8

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