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sonoyu12
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Posted On: 7/1/2018
sonoyu12
sonoyu12
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Hi
I have already activated my landing visa, but failed to enlist my personal belongings as part of my landing. Now I am bringing my kids this summer based on landing visa, can I still make a list of our personal belongings as part of their landing?


Thank you
S
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Posted On: 7/16/2018
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Hello S,

Thanks for sharing your situation with us.

According to some Border Information Services (BIS) representatives, if the officer is not satisfied or convinced that your own list was to have originally been included on a Goods to Follow list, then you may be subject to the tax and duty.

You may have to explain to the officer this situation you have explained to us as to why it was not submitted.

If the officer is not satisfied, you will have to pay 13% tax and 9% duty on the used value.

You can find some detailed information on the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) website in the Residents Returning to Canada
section.

It is important to note that some conditions apply. For example it states,


  • You cannot combine your personal exemptions with another person's or transfer them to someone else.



We suggest that it is best that you contact a Border Information Services (BIS) representative directly for some information on your specific situation.

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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