U.S. Customs & Border Protection

YVR is a pre-clearance airport for most airlines flying to the United States.  This means you will clear U.S. Customs and Border Protection (US CBP) before leaving Vancouver, eliminating the need to do so when you arrive at your destination. US CBP is responsible for securing and facilitating trade and travel while enforcing U.S. regulations including immigration and drug laws.

Please Note: US CBP is operational between the hours of 4:30 AM - 8:30 PM. Passengers who are departing on flights outside of this time should contact their airline for more check-in information.

Entry Requirements

Find out what documents and identification is required for entering the United States

View documents and identification information

U.S.A. Declaration Card

Learn more about the U.S.A. Declaration Card that every passenger travelling to the U.S.A. must fill out before checking-in for their flight.  These cards are available at YVR in the U.S.A. Departures area

View U.S.A. Declaration Card information


Learn more about this expedited program for pre-approved travellers.

View NEXUS information


Find contact information for U.S. Customs and Border Patrol and access their list of frequently asked questions.

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