This article was published on December 15, 2022, and was updated on February 3, 2023, to reflect new information.
February 3, 2023 Update: The government of Canada will now allow travelers entering the country via the Calgary International Airport to complete the customs and immigration declaration (CBSA) Declaration form through the ArriveCAN application.
Express lanes will also be available in the airport’s customs area, helping travelers who completed their Advance CBSA Declaration skip longer lineups for Primary Inspection Kiosks (PIK) machines.
According to the announcement, the ArriveCAN platform now offers the Advance CBSA Declaration option, allowing travelers to submit their customs and immigration declaration up to 72 hours before arrival into Canada.
Original Post From December 15, 2022:
- Canada expanded international airports that allow travelers to complete specific pre-arrival custom steps to reduce entry delays
The government of Canada expanded options to complete CBSA Declaration features through the ArriveCAN application to all international travelers entering the country via the Québec City Jean-Lesage International Airport. Travelers entering Canada via approved airports can complete the CBSA Declaration up to 72 hours in advance of their arrival in the country.
What are the Changes?
The government of Canada expanded access to CBSA Declaration features to be used when entering Canada via the Québec City Jean-Lesage International Airport. According to the government, these measures are expected to reduce entry wait times and delays.
In the coming months, the government also plans to expand the use of the ArriveCAN application to several other international airports in the country. Continue to check the government of Canada’s website for the latest updates and information.
Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: The Government of Canada