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Bringing valuable items on landing 

ozergyalmo
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Posted On: 4/14/2018
ozergyalmo
ozergyalmo
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Hello,

me and my family received Confirmation of Permanent Residency and will be landing in Toronto in a month.

I have a question about bringing my personal jewelry: I have a small number of gold and silver items; they are all for personal use and most of them were given to me as a present and I don't know their value.

Even if I bought something myself, I cannot remember their value.

What do I indicate on the list of belongings?

Thank you,
Maria
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Posted On: 4/19/2018
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

It is great that you are looking into this type of information ahead of time.

We can appreciate that you would be interested in this type of information.

You can find some helpful information on the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) website in the Moving or returning to Canada section.

Here is an excerpt,


Jewellery

Describe each item of jewellery you plan to bring into Canada on the list of goods you submit. Since jewellery is difficult to describe accurately, it is best to use the wording from your insurance policy or jeweller's appraisal and to include photographs that have been dated and signed by jeweller or gemologist. This makes it easier to identify the jewellery when you first enter Canada, and later when you return from abroad with the jewellery.


For additional information you may want to contact the Border Information Service (BIS).

The Border Information Service (BIS) is an automated telephone service that answers incoming calls and provides general information on CBSA programs, services and initiatives.

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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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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