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Short landing & completing the BSF186 Form 

kpanchal
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Posted On: 5/28/2016
kpanchal
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Hi all

I'm doing a short landing next week to Toronto Pearson (eeeek) and I've been told even if I am doing a short landing I need to complete the BSF186 Personal Effects form.

As it is a short landing I am not actually moving any goods over, so I was going to list items that I will have with me oh this short trip (e.g. Clothes, Laptop etc) & list items to follow (when I do actually move).

Looking at the form it's asking for details such as Importer's name, Cargo control number etc.

However, I am not shipping any goods over (at this stage) so how do I complete this form?

Can someone please provide some info into how I should best approach this form given my circumstances?

Thank you
Ketan
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Posted On: 6/2/2016
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Hello Ketan,

Thank you for sharing your additional questions with us.

We have contacted the Border Information Service and they have confirmed that on the BSF186 Personal Effects form the "Importer's name" refers to you. In this case you will have to include your own name there.

Regarding the "Cargo Control Number", this section is greyed out. Therefore, you do not have to complete it. Any section that is greyed out you do not have to complete.

Regarding your question,

I am not shipping any goods over (at this stage) so how do I complete this form?


According to them, even though you are not shipping your goods over yet, you must still complete this form and ensure that any goods you would like to bring are listed on this form.

We suggest that it is best that you contact the Border Information Service directly to confirm this information and for any additional information.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Kirsty_A
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Posted On: 27 days ago
Kirsty_A
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I'm in the same boat now (Short landing in October 2017 -moving mid 2018). As we've not even started packing up our house and won't be doing before October I have no idea what may or may not be coming with us. If I don't declare goods to follow, do I just end up paying an import tax on anything I bring in at a later date?


Also, where do I get this form - the CBSA website says just make a list (no link to a specific form)?


Thanks
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