The CBSA reminds you to prepare ahead this Labour Day long weekend
As summer comes to an end, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) wants to help make your border crossing easier this long weekend.
Higher traveller volumes require some planning ahead and the CBSA wants to help you do just that. Keep in mind these tips while travelling this weekend:
• All adults and children who are travelling must have proper identification. Children under the age of 16 can present an original or copy of their birth certificate. If travelling with children, have their identification ready to show (picture ID, birth certificate, passport, etc.) and a letter of permission for any child who is travelling without their parents or with a non-custodial parent.
• A passport is the preferable piece of identification for entry into Canada. Other acceptable identification includes an enhanced driver’s licence, a birth certificate with accompanying photo ID such as a regular driver’s licence, a permanent resident card, a citizenship card or a certificate of Indian status, a NEXUS card or Free and Secure Trade (FAST) card when travelling by land or boat.
• Know your personal exemptions, including those for alcohol and tobacco. Declare all purchases made (including duty-free purchases), and have your receipts readily available upon your return to Canada.
• Border wait times for land borders are available at www.cbsa.gc.ca