The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) is launching a firearms awareness campaign reminding visitors to Canada about Canadian firearm laws. Canadian laws are different than those in the United States. U.S. citizens bringing firearms into Canada or taking firearms through Canada to Alaska or transiting through Canada to reach another U.S. destination, must declare any firearm to CBSA. Additionally, you must have all necessary permits of your firearm and ensure it is stored and transported appropriately.
U.S. citizens bringing firearms into Canada or taking firearms through Canada are required to fill a Non-Resident Firearms Declaration (Form CAFC 909/RCMP 5589). This Form must be presented in triplicate, unsigned at the first Port of Entry in to Canada. If the U.S. citizen is bringing more than three firearms, an additional Form, a Non-Resident Firearm Declaration Continuation Sheet (Form CAFC 910/RCMP 5590) must be filled as well. The customs officer must witness the signatures on these Forms, so do not sign beforehand.
Failure to declare any firearm may lead to seizure, criminal charge and may make you inadmissible to Canada. Please be well prepared before arriving at Canadian port of entry.
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