Advance CBSA Declaration option now available at Québec City Jean-Lesage International Airport: Making your customs and immigration declaration in advance saves time at the airport

News release

December 5, 2022
Québec City (Quebec)

Effective today, the Advance CBSA Declaration feature in ArriveCAN is available to all travellers arriving on international flights at the Québec City Jean-Lesage International Airport.

The Advance CBSA Declaration feature provides travellers with the option to submit their customs and immigration declaration to the CBSA, up to 72 hours in advance of their arrival in Canada. Travellers can now spend less time at primary inspection kiosks (PIK) when they arrive at the airport, resulting in shorter wait times at the border. Early usage data shows that using the Advance CBSA Declaration feature cuts the amount of time a traveller spends at a PIK or eGate by roughly one third.

The Advance CBSA Declaration feature is already available to travellers arriving on international flights at the following Canadian airports:

  • Toronto Pearson
  • Montreal-Trudeau
  • Winnipeg Richardson
  • Vancouver
  • Halifax-Robert Stanfield

In the coming months, the feature will become available to travellers arriving at Calgary, Edmonton, Billy Bishop Toronto City, and Ottawa international airports. The Advance CBSA Declaration feature is part of the Agency’s Traveller Modernization initiative, which is being rolled out over the coming years. Modernizing the travel experience includes the use of digital technologies and tools for both travellers and border services officers. These tools offer more touchless options and allow for faster border processing, reducing possible disease transmission points, and ensuring the long-term safety, security and integrity of Canada’s borders. 

Quick facts

  • Travellers can submit a new declaration at any point within 72 hours before their arrival in Canada. They can also edit their declaration at the airport kiosk on arrival. The declaration is not finalized until it has been certified at the airport kiosk. 

  • Personal information provided by travellers through ArriveCAN is protected under the Privacy Act. For more information, see the ArriveCAN privacy notice. Advance CBSA Declaration has an additional privacy notice that is presented to users when they access the feature. It offers end-to-end encryption for information the traveller transmits to the CBSA in advance of their arrival in Canada.

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