BSF192 - Personal Exemption CBSA Declaration

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Instructions

Use this form if you are a resident of Canada, temporary resident of Canada, or a former resident returning to reside in Canada, and you are claiming a $800 personal exemption as described below. In addition, you must complete this form if you are claiming unaccompanied goods in your 7-day $800 exemption.

1 - $800 exemption (tariff item no. 9804.10.00)

After an absence from Canada of at least 48 hours, you can claim free importation of personal goods, which accompany you, up to a value of $800. You can include alcoholic beverages and tobacco products in this exemption, subject to the conditions outlined in notes (C) and (D) below. Goods claimed in this tariff item must accompany you in hand or in checked baggage to qualify. Unaccompanied goods are not eligible under this tariff item.

2 - $800 exemption (tariff item no. 9804.20.00)

After an absence from Canada of at least 7 consecutive days (see note (B) for details on how to determine the 7-day absence), you can claim free importation of personal goods, up to a value of $800. You can include alcoholic beverages and tobacco products in this exemption, subject to the conditions outlined in notes (C) and (D) below. Goods, other than alcohol and tobacco products, do not have to accompany you on arrival. However, unaccompanied goods must be declared on form E24 at the time you arrive.

Notes

All exemption values are in Canadian dollars.

Part 1: To be retained by the CBSA.

Part 2: To be retained by the importer.
You will need it to claim "unaccompanied goods" when they arrive. This is your only copy.

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