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Can my Proof of Funds be in US dollars? 

pfernando
pfernando
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Posted On: 1/18/2016
pfernando
pfernando
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I know from the CIC website that funds can be brought in to Canada in the following forms at landing:

Cash
Securities in bearer form (for example, stocks, bonds, debentures, treasury bills)
Negotiable instruments in bearer form (for example, bankers’ drafts, cheques, travelers’ cheques or money orders)

My question is if it's in cash does it matter what currency it is? Specifically, is it allowed to bring all the currency in USD? Are there any limitations to this?
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PMM
PMM
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Posted On: 1/19/2016
PMM
PMM
Posts: 551
Hi



I know from the CIC website that funds can be brought in to Canada in the following forms at landing:

Cash
Securities in bearer form (for example, stocks, bonds, debentures, treasury bills)
Negotiable instruments in bearer form (for example, bankers’ drafts, cheques, travelers’ cheques or money orders)

My question is if it's in cash does it matter what currency it is? Specifically, is it allowed to bring all the currency in USD? Are there any limitations to this?


1. It doesn't matter which currency your Proof of Funds is in, as long as it is convertible in Canada. Note if you are carrying over $10K in currency and other types of funds, it must be reported if you are leaving the US and reported when you enter Canada. There are no taxes, but it must be reported.

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