Canada. Border Services Agency

Site: Niagara Falls - Unpublished

Service: CANPASS - Private Boats

Contact Details
Office Phone 905-679-2073
Toll Free Phone 1-888-226-7277 ; Border Information Service (BIS) 1-800-461-9999 ; Outside Canada 1-204-983-3500 or 1-506-636-5064
Site Details
Areas Served Niagara Region
Located In Community Niagara Falls
Service and Access Details
Description (Service) Provides expedited border clearance for low-risk pre-screened persons entering Canada by private pleasure boat. The boat owner/operator is in charge of the boat and he or she must report all passengers and goods on board the vessel to the CBSA. Boat owners/operators are responsible for reporting themselves, their crew and passengers to a telephone reporting centre (TRC) by calling 1-888-CANPASS (1-888-226-7277) at least 30 minutes before but no more than 4 hours prior to the boat's estimated time of arrival at a designated marine reporting site in Canada.
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Eligibility To be eligible for CANPASS – Private Boats, individuals must meet these criteria: 
* Be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada or the United States and have lived in Canada and/or the United States continuously for the last three years; 
* Are admissible to Canada under applicable immigration laws; 
* Have provided true and accurate information on the application; 
* Have not been convicted of a criminal offence for which a pardon has not been granted; 
* Have not had a customs seizure within the past five years; and 
* Are not in violation of any customs or immigration legislation.
Application Complete and sign E672 application form and send it with a non-refundable five-year processing fee of CAN$40 for each applicant 18 years or older and proof of citizenship or permanent resident status to the above office. If under 18, consent from a parent or legal guardian is required.
Languages English ; French
Fees Program - $40 non-refundable processing fee for each person 18 yrs or older
Physical Access Not Applicable
Other Details
Legal Status (40) Federal Government
Service Categories Border Patrol/Inspections

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