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Moving from USA to Canada

What you need to know when moving from USA to Canada

Moving from USA to Canada, like any other international moving, requires preparation of legal paperwork, preparation packing and many other “preparations” aka headaches along the way. MVL Movers can take some of this preparation away from you and help you with moving from USA to Canada.

Aside from immigration paperwork, you will have to fill out the form BSF186A – Personal Effects Accounting Document (list of imported goods) Basically, it is an inventory list of your household goods that MVL Movers will deliver for you. When crossing the border from USA to Canada, you do not pay any duty or tax on your used household goods. MVL Movers driver must have the following:

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  • Copy of your documents proving your legal Canadian immigration status
  • Form BSF186A completed and signed
  • Any other documents applicable to your particular situation

In normal circumstances, you have to be present at the customs office closest to your destination to clear your goods. Make sure all the customs duties and taxes are paid upfront. Please read below for more information about moving from USA to Canada customs duties and taxes. MVL Movers driver will contact you once we know the time and location of the customs office to clear your shipment.

Moving from USA to Canada – Vehicle including motorcycle

There are 3 main steps to import your vehicle to Canada.

  1. Find out if your vehicle is admissible to Canada
  2. At the border: USA Customs export requirement (72 hours clearing certificate) and CBSA entry requirement
  3. Complete Registrar of imported vehicles inspection and provincial licensing.

Contact MVL Movers (contact us) for further details regarding your vehicle moving from the USA to Canada.  Also, please visit RIV’s website for further information.

Moving from USA to Canada–Importing Alcohol

NO alcoholic beverages are permitted on MVL Movers van. Please note, other arrangements can be made to transport your wine and other alcohol collections. However, regardless of the moving means, customs duties, and taxes must be paid. The collection will not be released to you unless you have a proof of payment.

Moving from USA to Canada – Pets

NO pets are permitted on MVL Movers van. However, other arrangements can be made to import your furry family members. Please visit Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Moving from USA to Canada – Firearms

NO firearms or any other type of weapon is permitted on MVL Movers van. However, you can import your firearms by yourself or by other means. You still need to remember that Canadian law regarding firearms differs from USA. For more information, please visit the Canada Border Services Agency. https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/import/iefw-iefa-eng.html

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Immigration and Visa Information

Citizenship and Immigration Canada
+1 183 3685 6683

Useful Contacts

Customs Contact Information

Canada Border Services Agency
 1-800-461-9999 or 506-636-5064
Email: contact@cbsa.gc.ca
Website: www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca

Immigration and Visa Information

Citizenship and Immigration Canada
 1-888-242-2100
Website: www.cic.gc.ca

Motor Vehicle Importation

Registrar of Imported Vehicles
 1-888-848-8240
Email: support@support.riv.ca
Website: www.riv.ca

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