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.
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Use Advance Declaration in ArriveCAN to submit your customs and immigration declaration before flying into Canada.
Learn about programs to make border crossings faster and easier for travellers and private or commercial operators.
Border wait times, reporting requirement, tips to improve your experience crossing the border.
Limits on goods purchased while abroad, personal exemptions.
Who can enter, visas, what you can bring in, travelling with gifts, currency limits.
Verify your identity and make an on-screen declaration at Canada's major international airports.
When CBSA officers decide to examine your device at the border. Know your rights.
Border services and requirements for visitors, legal guardians, travellers with a disability, pet owners.
Claim refugee protection, sponsor a refugee, find services for refugees in Canada and appeal a refugee claim.
For people settling in Canada or former residents moving back.
Select ports of entry may process these requests if you meet the criteria.
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