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How do you complete Canadian customs documents?

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To complete a Canadian Border Security Agency Declaration Card for Canadian Customs, travelers arriving by air must fill out the card by answering basic personal and travel information, declare goods brought with them, and provide their of length of stay in Canada. Detachable instructions with details on how to fill out the Canadian Border Security Agency Declaration Card are attached to the card, states the Government of Canada website.

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Visitors who are traveling together may include the information of up to four fellow travelers on one card if all live at the same address. However, individual travelers are responsible for reporting their own declaration of goods and currency brought into the country. Visitors who report false or improper declarations of goods run the risk of property seizures, monetary penalties and/or criminal prosecution, reports the Canada Borders Agency.

Note that U.S. citizens traveling to Canada from the United States are not required to fill out a Canadian Border Security Agency Declaration Card to report to Canadian Customs. As of 2015, U.S. citizens arriving in Canada by air or land from the United States only need to present proper travel documents and identification to a border security officer at the border checkpoint, according to the Government of Canada website.

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