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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.

Primary Inspection Kiosks

The Government of Canada is now accepting digital declarations from travellers arriving at YVR from outside Canada. Upon arrival at Vancouver International Airport, travellers will now use a Primary Inspection Kiosk to scan their travel document, take their photo and complete an on-screen declaration before seeing a CBSA officer.  

Travellers also have the option of completing their advanced declaration up to 72 hours prior to arrival through the ArriveCAN mobile app or website. This means that travellers don’t need to answer all the questions on the kiosk, they simply verify their identity and move onto the next step in the arrivals process. This accessible and inclusive technology also helps passengers who are not familiar with using the kiosk upon arrival have their friends or family help them fill out the declaration in advance of their travel. More here.

Primary Inspection Kiosks will improve border security while streamlining service and reducing wait times at Canada's busiest airports. To learn more about Primary Inspection Kiosks and the eDeclaration mobile app, visit


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

Enrolment Centre Hours: Monday / Wednesday / Saturday - 08:00-16:00

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