BSF722 - Changing bonded status for existing CBSA carriers

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This form is only to be used by existing CBSA carriers who wish to amend their bonded status. Bonded carriers are permitted to transport in-bond goods between points in Canada (e.g. to an inland destination, to a subsequent port of call or in-transit through Canada). A non-bonded carrier must have all shipments released at the first point of arrival. This form must be submitted with original, properly signed financial security documents supporting the status change. Any errors or omissions may delay the processing of your application. Refer to the instructions on reverse.


Privacy Statement - The information you provide in this document is collected under the authority of Section 12(2) of the Customs Act and Section 4 of the Reporting of Imported Goods Regulations for the purposes of verifying applicant's identities to conduct carrier operations in Canada. The information may be disclosed to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) - Programs Branch for the purposes of program evaluation, security and reporting purposes. Carrier client's information may also be disclosed to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) for the purposes of locating an individual in order to collect a debt owing to Her Majesty in right of Canada. The information may also be disclosed to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and/or to investigative bodies specified in the Privacy Regulations - upon the written request - for the purposes of law enforcement/investigation.

Under the law, failure to provide the information requested on this form may result in the rejection of the application. Individuals have the right of access to and the protection and correction of their personal information under the Privacy Act - Section 12. The information collected is described under the Carrier and Cargo Program Personal Information Bank CBSA PPU 045 which is detailed at

Should you have concerns about the CBSA's handling of your personal information you have a
right to file a complaint with the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.


Field 1 - Carrier Code - Record your existing carrier code.

Field 2 - Legal Business Name - The legally registered name of the company.

Field 3 - Operating/Trade Name - The name that the company operates under, if applicable. Please note it should NOT be a separate legal entity.

Field 5 - Physical Address - The complete address of the company's head office including the number, street, city, province/territory/state, country and postal code/zip code.

Field 6 - Mailing Address - The complete mailing address that will be used for all correspondence related to this application.

Field 7 - Names and Titles of Contacts - The authorized contacts for enquiries related to this application and the carrier code profile. They must be employees of the company, not third party agents. Additional space is provided on page 3.

Field 11 - CRA Business Number - The business number is a 15 character identifier issued by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) (e.g. 123456789RM0001). For additional information please visit the CRA website at

Field 12/13 - Company Ownership Type - If the carrier does not have proof of company ownership documents on file with the CBSA's carrier code program, the carrier must provide a photocopy of the following documents, in English or French, based on their company ownership type. 1) Corporation: articles of incorporation or business registration documents. 2) Partnership:
business registration documents listing all partners. 3) Sole Proprietor: government issued photo identification. Marine carriers may indicate their International Maritime Organization (IMO) Unique Company and Registered Owner Identification Number assigned by IHS Fairplay as proof in field 13 ( The CBSA reserves the right to request additional information to confirm the company's legitimacy. If you are unsure as to whether the CBSA has the required documentation on file, please contact the Commercial Registration Unit.

Field 15 - Type of Security - Complete this field if you are changing your carrier code status from non-bonded to bonded. General policies and procedures in relation to the posting of security for participation in CBSA bonded transactions can be found on the agency's website at within Memorandum D1-7-1, Posting Security for Transacting Bonded Operations. Surety
and financial institution bonds must be made on form D120 Customs Bond. A sample of this form and completion instructions are available in the Memorandum.

Field 16 - Name and Address of the Guarantee Company - If a customs bond accompanies this application, please provide the complete legal name and address of the guarantee company or financial institution who issued the bond. Include the number, street, city, province/territory/state, country and postal code/zip code.

Field 17 - Bond Number - Provide the bond number indicated on the customs bond.

Field 18 - Amount - Provide the amount of security indicated on the customs bond.

Field 19 - Marine Overland Movement - Complete this field only if you are a bonded carrier who wishes to forward freight in-bond from a Canadian seaport overland to a Canadian destination for clearance or exportation without re-manifesting to a forwarding rail or highway carrier. The marine carrier must provide the port(s) of discharge and the address of the warehouse or terminal which the carrier or agent wishes to have authorized under the overland movement privilege for customs clearance purposes. Additional space is provided on page 3.

Field 20 - Certification - An authorized officer who has legal signing authority for the applicant company must sign. Authorized officers include: Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, President, Vice President, Owner, Partner, Director or an equivalent title that allows the individual to legally bind the company to a written agreement. In the case of a sole proprietorship, only the owner may sign.

Field 21 - Third Party Consent - Complete only if the applicant wishes to nominate a third party
representative to act on behalf of them in all matters concerning the application.

All type change applications containing an original D120 Customs Bond or a Notice of Cancellation must be submitted by mail to:
Commercial Operations Integrated Support
Canada Border Services Agency
191 Laurier Avenue West, 12th floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0L8

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