Advance Declaration: What you need before you start

Mobile app requirements

To download, install or update the ArriveCAN app, you'll need either:

  • an Apple device running iOS 13 or above
    • enable automatic app updates: go to Settings > App Store > on the next screen, make sure the toggle next to App Updates is set to "on"
  • an Android device running OS 6 or above
    • enable "auto update" for this app in Google Play Store
    • you may get a notification that asks whether you accept the new permissions

You can use the app in airplane mode, but you'll need an internet connection to submit your information.

If you do not enable auto-update on your mobile device, make sure you have the latest version of the app before you use it.

Web app access

Create an account or sign in to the web version of ArriveCAN. You can use any personal or public device to do so, including:

  • tablets
  • laptops
  • smartphones
  • desktop computers

The web version of ArriveCAN works on recent versions of all web browsers. To submit your information, you will need access to the internet.

When app updates become available, the web version updates automatically.

All ArriveCAN versions meet Government of Canada accessibility standards and W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 AA international standard. It supports the use of assistive devices such as screen readers and magnifiers.

Travel identity document

To create your traveller profile, you will need one of two official documents that will confirm your identity:

  • passport
  • Canadian permanent resident card

The ArriveCAN app can use your mobile device's camera to capture and upload your passport information directly to your traveller profile. You can also enter the information from a passport or resident card manually.

ArriveCAN doesn't keep an image of your travel document. Consult our privacy notice for more information.

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