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Canada Border Clearance

Passengers should be prepared to declare goods and currency coming into the country. Find out more about these requirements and the customs clearance processes and programs available.

What to Declare

Information for Canadian residents about returning home with goods from abroad including restrictions, personal exemptions and how to declare goods. Learn more about what to declare.

Currency Regulations

Departing and arriving passengers must report currency valued at over $10,000 CAD to the CBSA. Learn about Canada's currency regulations.

Automated Border Clearance

Self-service kiosks are available for expedited border processing.  They require no pre-registration or fee.  Eligible users include:

  • Canadian passport holders,
  • Canadian permanent residents,
  • U.S. passport holders traveling for pleasure (without a visa or permit). 

Foreign passport holders or U.S. passengers traveling for business will need to see a CBSA officer directly.

To use the Automated Border Clearance kiosks, follow these 4 simple steps:

1. Scan your Canadian or U.S. passport or Canadian permanent resident card.

2. Insert your declaration card. 

3. Retrieve your documents.

4. Present your receipt and identification documents to the CBSA officer.


NEXUS is a trusted traveller program designed to speed up border crossings for low-risk, pre-approved travellers  between Canada and the United States (U.S.). It is jointly run by the Canada Border Services Agency and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.  It is primarily for Canadian and American passport holders or permanent residents. Learn more about NEXUS.


CANPASS Air is a trusted traveller program that allows expedited clearance into Canada for pre-approved, low-risk travellers with foreign passports. Learn more about CANPASS Air including eligibility and the application process.