Form E311 "Declaration Card" - Canada

What Is Form E311?

Form E311, Declaration Card, is required to be completed by all visitors or residents returning from out of the country prior to being allowed to enter Canada.

Alternate Names:

  • Canada Declaration Form;
  • Canada Declaration Card.

This form is used to track all incoming goods, items, food, and other items entering the country to ensure illegal or illicit items are not brought in. For residents who have left the country for a short time (twenty-four hours or up to seven days) and are claiming goods for less than $200 or $800 dollars respectively (excluding alcohol and tobacco), they can be granted an exemption to completing this form. Be aware that if you are found to have imported goods into Canada without properly declaring them you could face fines, seizure of the goods, or even criminal proceedings.

This form is issued by the Canadian Border Services Agency and was last updated January 1, 2016. A fillable Canada Declaration Form is available for download below.

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Canada Declaration Card Instructions

To complete the Canada Declaration Card, you will need to provide the following information across three different parts:

  1. Part A requires the full name of each person traveling in your party, their date of birth, citizenship, and home address. If there are people in your party who reside at an address different from your own, they will need to complete their own Canada Declaration Form. Indicate the method of travel by which you are arriving, including the name of the airline or flight number, train number, or ship vessel name. State the purpose of your trip (either study, personal, or business) and the country you are arriving from. Part A also includes a section with examples of items that you will need to declare when crossing the border. There is a separate rule regarding the maximum amount of alcohol and tobacco each resident of Canada can bring in as long as they are of age.
  2. Part B will ask for the number of days you will be in the country and if anyone in your party has exceeded the duty-free exemptions allowed per person.
  3. If you have any goods that exceed the limits listed in Part A you will need to declare the additional items and amounts in Part C.
  4. Sign and date the form in Part D.
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Declaration Card
Canada Border
Agence des services
Services Agency
frontaliers du Canada
– For Agency Use Only –
PAX
R
U.S. V
OV
Cr
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Instructions
Part A
All travellers (living at the same address) – Please print in capital letters.
All travellers can be identified on a Canada
Last name, first name and initials
Border Services Agency (CBSA) Declaration
Card. You may list up to four people living at the
1
same address on one card. Each traveller is
Date of birth:
responsible for his or her own declaration.
Citizenship:
Y
Y
M
M
D
D
YY - MM - DD
Each traveller is responsible for reporting
Last name, first name and initials
currency and/or monetary instruments
totaling CAN$10,000 or more that are in his
2
or her actual possession or baggage.
Date of birth:
Citizenship:
Y
Y
M
M
D
D
Under the law, failure to properly declare goods,
YY - MM - DD
currency and/or monetary instruments brought
Last name, first name and initials
into Canada may result in seizure action,
monetary penalties and/or criminal prosecution.
3
Date of birth:
Citizenship:
Y
Y
M
M
D
D
Information provided is collected under the
YY - MM - DD
authority of Section 12 of the Customs Act
Last name, first name and initials
to facilitate compliance with the traveller’s
obligation with Subsection 5(3), Reporting of
4
Imported Goods Regulations, and enables
Date of birth:
Citizenship:
Y
Y
M
M
D
D
the collection of duty and taxes payable on
YY - MM - DD
imported goods. This information may be
HOME ADDRESS – Number, street, apartment No.
City/Town
disclosed to other government departments and
agencies, police forces and other Countries to
administer or enforce Canadian Legislation.
Prov./State
Country
Postal/Zip code
Individuals have the right of access to and/or
can make corrections of their personal
Arriving by:
Purpose of trip:
Arriving from:
information under the Privacy Act. The
Study
Air
Rail
Marine
Highway
U.S. only
information is described within Info Source,
Traveller Declaration Cards Personal
Airline/flight No., train No. or vessel name
Personal
Other country direct
information Bank CBSA PPU 018 at
Business
Other country via U.S.
http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/.
I am/we are bringing into Canada:
Yes
No
Part B – Visitors to Canada
Firearms or other weapons
(e.g. switchblades, Mace or pepper spray).
The following duty-free allowances apply to
Commercial goods, whether or not for resale
each visitor entering into Canada:
(e.g. samples, tools, equipment).
Gifts (excludes alcohol and tobacco)
Meat, fish, seafood, eggs, dairy products, fruits,
valued at no more than CAN$60 each.
vegetables, seeds, nuts, plants, flowers, wood,
*
Alcohol and tobacco (see table below
).
animals, birds, insects, and any parts, products or
by-products of any of the foregoing.
Part C – Residents of Canada
Currency and/or monetary instruments totaling
CAN$10,000 or more.
Each resident returning to Canada is
entitled to one of the following personal
I/we have unaccompanied goods.
exemptions (include all goods and/or gifts
purchased or received abroad):
I/we have visited a farm and will be going to a farm in
Canada.
24 hours absence from Canada: CAN$200
Not claimable if goods exceed CAN$200.
Part B Visitors to Canada
Alcohol, tobacco and unaccompanied goods
Yes
No
Duration of stay in Canada
cannot be claimed.
Do you or any person listed above exceed the duty-free
days
allowances per person? (See instructions on the left.)
48 hours absence from Canada: CAN$800
This includes alcohol and tobacco (see table
Part C
Residents of Canada
*
below
). Unaccompanied goods cannot be
Yes
No
Do you or any person listed above exceed the exemptions per person?
claimed.
(See instructions on the left.)
7 days absence from Canada: CAN$800
Complete in the same order as Part A
This includes alcohol, tobacco (see table
*
below
) and unaccompanied goods.
Value of goods – CAN$
Value of goods – CAN$
Date left Canada
Date left Canada
purchased or received abroad
purchased or received abroad
YY - MM - DD
YY - MM - DD
*
Alcohol and tobacco table
(including gifts, alcohol & tobacco)
(including gifts, alcohol & tobacco)
1
1
3
3
Y
Y
M
M
D
D
Y
Y
M
M
D
D
1.5 L of wine or 1.14 L of liquor or 24 x
2
4
355 ml cans or bottles (8.5 L) of beer or
Y
Y
M
M
D
D
Y
Y
M
M
D
D
ale. (You must be of legal age in the
Signatures (age 16 and older): I certify that my declaration is true and complete.
Part D
province of importation.)
1
1
Date
200 cigarettes, 200 tobacco sticks, 50
Y
Y
M
M
D
D
2
2
YY - MM - DD
cigars or cigarillos and 200 grams of
manufactured tobacco (Special Duty
3
3
4
4
may apply).
E311 (16)
B
Protected A when completed
Do not fold Declaration Card
Declaration Card
Canada Border
Agence des services
Services Agency
frontaliers du Canada
– For Agency Use Only –
PAX
R
U.S. V
OV
Cr
O
Instructions
Part A
All travellers (living at the same address) – Please print in capital letters.
All travellers can be identified on a Canada
Last name, first name and initials
Border Services Agency (CBSA) Declaration
Card. You may list up to four people living at the
1
same address on one card. Each traveller is
Date of birth:
responsible for his or her own declaration.
Citizenship:
Y
Y
M
M
D
D
YY - MM - DD
Each traveller is responsible for reporting
Last name, first name and initials
currency and/or monetary instruments
totaling CAN$10,000 or more that are in his
2
or her actual possession or baggage.
Date of birth:
Citizenship:
Y
Y
M
M
D
D
Under the law, failure to properly declare goods,
YY - MM - DD
currency and/or monetary instruments brought
Last name, first name and initials
into Canada may result in seizure action,
monetary penalties and/or criminal prosecution.
3
Date of birth:
Citizenship:
Y
Y
M
M
D
D
Information provided is collected under the
YY - MM - DD
authority of Section 12 of the Customs Act
Last name, first name and initials
to facilitate compliance with the traveller’s
obligation with Subsection 5(3), Reporting of
4
Imported Goods Regulations, and enables
Date of birth:
Citizenship:
Y
Y
M
M
D
D
the collection of duty and taxes payable on
YY - MM - DD
imported goods. This information may be
HOME ADDRESS – Number, street, apartment No.
City/Town
disclosed to other government departments and
agencies, police forces and other Countries to
administer or enforce Canadian Legislation.
Prov./State
Country
Postal/Zip code
Individuals have the right of access to and/or
can make corrections of their personal
Arriving by:
Purpose of trip:
Arriving from:
information under the Privacy Act. The
Study
Air
Rail
Marine
Highway
U.S. only
information is described within Info Source,
Traveller Declaration Cards Personal
Airline/flight No., train No. or vessel name
Personal
Other country direct
information Bank CBSA PPU 018 at
Business
Other country via U.S.
http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/.
I am/we are bringing into Canada:
Yes
No
Part B – Visitors to Canada
Firearms or other weapons
(e.g. switchblades, Mace or pepper spray).
The following duty-free allowances apply to
Commercial goods, whether or not for resale
each visitor entering into Canada:
(e.g. samples, tools, equipment).
Gifts (excludes alcohol and tobacco)
Meat, fish, seafood, eggs, dairy products, fruits,
valued at no more than CAN$60 each.
vegetables, seeds, nuts, plants, flowers, wood,
*
Alcohol and tobacco (see table below
).
animals, birds, insects, and any parts, products or
by-products of any of the foregoing.
Part C – Residents of Canada
Currency and/or monetary instruments totaling
CAN$10,000 or more.
Each resident returning to Canada is
entitled to one of the following personal
I/we have unaccompanied goods.
exemptions (include all goods and/or gifts
purchased or received abroad):
I/we have visited a farm and will be going to a farm in
Canada.
24 hours absence from Canada: CAN$200
Not claimable if goods exceed CAN$200.
Part B Visitors to Canada
Alcohol, tobacco and unaccompanied goods
Yes
No
Duration of stay in Canada
cannot be claimed.
Do you or any person listed above exceed the duty-free
days
allowances per person? (See instructions on the left.)
48 hours absence from Canada: CAN$800
This includes alcohol and tobacco (see table
Part C
Residents of Canada
*
below
). Unaccompanied goods cannot be
Yes
No
Do you or any person listed above exceed the exemptions per person?
claimed.
(See instructions on the left.)
7 days absence from Canada: CAN$800
Complete in the same order as Part A
This includes alcohol, tobacco (see table
*
below
) and unaccompanied goods.
Value of goods – CAN$
Value of goods – CAN$
Date left Canada
Date left Canada
purchased or received abroad
purchased or received abroad
YY - MM - DD
YY - MM - DD
*
Alcohol and tobacco table
(including gifts, alcohol & tobacco)
(including gifts, alcohol & tobacco)
1
1
3
3
Y
Y
M
M
D
D
Y
Y
M
M
D
D
1.5 L of wine or 1.14 L of liquor or 24 x
2
4
355 ml cans or bottles (8.5 L) of beer or
Y
Y
M
M
D
D
Y
Y
M
M
D
D
ale. (You must be of legal age in the
Signatures (age 16 and older): I certify that my declaration is true and complete.
Part D
province of importation.)
1
1
Date
200 cigarettes, 200 tobacco sticks, 50
Y
Y
M
M
D
D
2
2
YY - MM - DD
cigars or cigarillos and 200 grams of
manufactured tobacco (Special Duty
3
3
4
4
may apply).
E311 (16)
B
Protected A when completed
Do not fold Declaration Card