Visitors to Canada
If you are a visitor to Canada, and do not have a Canadian firearms licence and registration certificate, you are required to declare your firearms in writing.
Visitors must declare all their firearms in writing. This can be done by filling out Form CAFC 909 Non-Resident Firearm Declaration
and paying a CAN$25 fee. Once confirmed by a border services officer, it has the same effect as a temporary licence and registration and is valid for up to 60 days.
If you are importing restricted firearms, you need an authorization to transport (ATT). You can get an application for an ATT by calling the Canada Firearms Centre at 1-800-731-4000
. Normally, if you are a visitor declaring your restricted firearms in writing, you should plan to come to the CBSA office between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. in order to apply for an ATT, as you will need a Non-Resident Firearm Declaration
confirmation number to apply. If you are unable to come to the office during these hours, please make arrangements in advance by calling the Chief Firearms Officer of the province you will be visiting, as listed in Appendix A.
For more information on declarations by visitors, please call the Canada Firearms Centre at 1-800-731-4000
, or visit their Web site at www.cfc-cafc.gc.ca
Visitors who hold a valid Canadian firearms licence and registration certificates for their firearms must show them to a border services officer.
Visitors who hold a valid Canadian firearms licence but do not
have registration certificates for their firearms must also complete Form CAFC 909, Non-Resident Firearm Declaration
and pay a CAN$25 fee. Once confirmed by a border services officer, the declaration has the same effect as a temporary registration certificate for the firearms for up to 60 days.
, under any circumstances, import prohibited firearms.
Visitors who want to leave firearms in Canada must pay duties and taxes and have the firearm registered in Canada. If the firearm is sold or otherwise transferred to a Canadian resident, the parties must meet all the legal requirements associated with transferring firearms.
Documentation - Visitors to Canada without a Canadian Firearms Licence
|Type of Firearm
||Form CAFC909 + CAN$25
||Authorization to Transport