Save Time at the Border

Arriving by Air? The border is going digital.

At select airports, travellers now use a kiosk to confirm their identity and complete an on-screen declaration. Those looking to save more time can create their declaration in advance using a mobile app. Learn more about Primary Inspection Kiosks and the eDeclaration mobile app.


NEXUS is designed to expedite the border clearance process for low-risk, pre-approved travellers into Canada and the United States.


CANPASS Corporate Aircraft and CANPASS Private Aircraft are programs that speed up border crossings for frequent, low-risk, pre-approved travellers from the United States into Canada.

Automated Border Clearance Kiosks

Automated Border Clearance Kiosks kiosks are available at select airports across Canada. This is a secure and innovative service designed to accelerate passenger screening and border processing. Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada who have a valid Canadian passport or permanent resident card now have the option of using an Automated Border Clearance kiosk upon returning to Canada.

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology

The CBSA is adding RFID technology to traveller lanes at select ports of entry across Canada. RFID technology saves time by eliminating manual entry of traveller information. This helps the CBSA meet the growing demand for fast and efficient traveller screening.

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