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Crossing the border into Canada

Everyone wants their border crossing to go smoothly with few delays. The best way to make sure this happens is to know what to expect and be prepared.

Whether you're returning home or visiting, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) wants to help you plan your trip across the border with some useful tools.

Services and information

Advance Declaration: Save time at the border

Use Advance Declaration in ArriveCAN to submit your customs and immigration declaration before flying into Canada.

Programs for trusted travellers

Learn about programs to make border crossings faster and easier for travellers and private or commercial operators.

Plan your trip across the border

Border wait times, reporting requirement, tips to improve your experience crossing the border.

Paying duty and taxes

Limits on goods purchased while abroad, personal exemptions.

Visitors to Canada

Who can enter, visas, what you can bring in, travelling with gifts, currency limits.

Airport arrival kiosks and eGates

Verify your identity and make an on-screen declaration at Canada's major international airports.

Examining digital devices at the Canadian border

When CBSA officers decide to examine your device at the border. Know your rights.

Travel tips

Border services and requirements for visitors, legal guardians, travellers with a disability, pet owners.

Refugees and asylum

Claim refugee protection, sponsor a refugee, find services for refugees in Canada and appeal a refugee claim.

Moving or returning to Canada

For people settling in Canada or former residents moving back.

Renewing work and study permits and confirming permanent residence

Select ports of entry may process these requests if you meet the criteria.

How the CBSA collects, uses and protects your information

Find out what happens to your personal information when your cross the border.

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