Getting yourself into a foreign country (legally), i.e. crossing the border with the authority of the office in charge can be complicated in itself without the presence of a passport by your side. Trying to get inside the border of any foreign country without the knowledge of government officials can lead you to a tough time. The same goes the case with shipment trunks all over the world. These commodities require the filling up of certain documents that grant them access to get inside of state borders from all over the world. Such a “passport” for the shipment of commodities is known as an Internal Transaction Number or ITN. The form regarding the acquisition of the ITN can be filled up by yourself, or on your behalf by some other guy (as per suggestion but the entire process should be monitored by you, to ensure no defaults). The lack of information required to pass on shipment trunks can lead you to fines and even can be seized by customs. Thus, customs clearance in Canada demands the presentation of documents with no space for error.
What should be my steps for a smooth procedure completion?
Well, there are a few steps that are compulsory and by any means should not be skipped as it might result in a default case leading to your shipment essentials getting ceased. A few such steps are:
- You will require the presence of two copies related to BSF186 and BSF186A. One is for the goods that will be arriving at the same time as your arrival in the country, and the other is for the goods that will be arriving in the country shortly or after your arrival. The completion of filling out this form will allow you to save time.
- You must submit a self-declaration of all the stuff that is gonna come your way to Canada at the moment of your arrival, or a few moments later. This is a mandatory step that is required to be fulfilled by every traveler that needs entry to the country.
- Keep in mind that there are different rules for items that you carry with you in the country. What do you mean by that? Well, the items that are required for your daily use, upon bringing them to the country are deemed duty-free products. At the same time, you are expected to pay a duty for commodities that have never been used before (brand-new stuff).
The above few steps will help you to avoid complications regarding customs in Canada.