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Logistical issue of duty-free importation 

Nazrin
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Posted On: 10/31/2018
Nazrin
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Dear Immigration Assistants,


I have a question regarding the actual process of bringing valuables to Canada. I already read and understood the part about filling out the forms and providing the details.

In my case: I will fly from my home country via Istanbul (connecting flight) to Toronto. The airline ticket allows me to bring 1 carry on and 2 pieces of luggage 23kg each.


So for the rest of the stuff, do I bring all of my personal belongings to the airport and ask the airlines to send them together with the main luggage? Do I have to pay for the weight of that luggage to airlines? Or do we have special "personal belongings" allowance since we are immigrants?

Your reply is highly appreciated!


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Posted On: 10/31/2018
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Hello,

Thank you for using our forum to share your question.

You might find some helpful information in:

I am immigrating to Canada. How do I bring my belongings with me?

https://settlement.org/ontario/immigration-citizenship/landing-and-leaving/landing-in-canada/i-am-immigrating-to-canada-how-do-i-bring-my-belongings-with-me/

We hope that you will find this resource useful.

Thank you again for using our forum.

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DHD
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Posted On: 4/16/2019
DHD
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Dear friends,

My husband and I are over 70 years old.

We landed in May 2017 as immigrants through sponsorship and united with my son.

We decided to move our belongings to Canada next month and realized that we could not find our document list and we could not remember if we were confirmed by the customs two years ago of our list.

We did provide a list in writing English and my mother tongue.

What can we do to bring our duty free belongs to Canada next months?

Really appreciate any suggestions.

Guangcai
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Posted On: 4/16/2019
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Hello Guangcai,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be interested in finding out what your options are in this situation.

We suggest that you may want to contact the Border Information Services directly for specific information and a definitive response. You can contact them here:

Border Information Services (BIS) from inside of Canada:

Toll-free: 1-800-461-9999

Border Information Services (BIS) from outside of Canada (long-distance charges apply):

(204) 983-3500 or (506) 636-5064.

Officers are available Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (local time) except holidays, should callers require 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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Anna
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