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gprasad.n
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Posted On: 11/9/2015
gprasad.n
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Hello,

I am landing in 2 days. I have made a list of items I am going to bring with me and a list for goods that will be following. I have an onward journey for my vacation outside Canada quite soon after landing. Here are my questions…

1. Are there 2 different forms for goods accompanying me and goods to follow? If yes, what are they?

2. Since, I am going on Vacation, I have purchased some gifts, how do I declare them is there any separate form for that? If yes, which form?

3. I will also be taking the things (that are accompanying me during the landing process) back with me for vacation . I will be bringing the same things again when I decide to settle down, should I include those in the Goods to Follow as well?

4. In the goods to follow, there’s an importer’s address field, should I write my current address or the Canadian address?

I am totally confused and I’ve been sweating it out on these for almost a week. Please shed some light to take my steps towards right direction.

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Thanks
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Posted On: 11/12/2015
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Hello G,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

Regarding the list of Goods to Follow, once you arrive you must provide this list to a Customs Officer at the time of landing.

With respect to the forms, they are both correct and you should use both. The first one:

B4 Personal Effects Accounting Document

This one provides 8 lines for a list of goods that you are bringing with you. If there are not enough lines it is possible to use the second form (below) as well. However, goods that you are bringing and goods to follow should be listed separately.

B4A Personal Effects Accounting Document (list of goods imported)

This form can be used as a Goods to Follow list. There is a check box on the right hand corner where you can check off that it is the Goods to Follow list.

Regarding your question about the Importer's Address, it must be a Canadian address.

You may also want to read additional information on bringing your personal belongings in our Settlement.Org I am immigrating to Canada. Can I bring my belongings with me? article.

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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