Border Crossing

Transporting Firearms

Disclaimer: This information is provided as a service to our visitors and no guarantee is made as to its completeness or correctness. All information should be independently verified with the relevant authorities.

The following tips to make your border crossing go smoothly have been gleaned from other sources including the web sites for US Customs and Canada Customs. Consult those sources for detailed information and for answers to questions about your particular situation.

Visitors to Canada should remember that the importation of firearms is strictly controlled. Travelers should be sure to declare all handguns, rifles and other forms of self defense and recreational weapons.

Travelers should keep in mind that border rules can, and do, change frequently. Agriculture, commercial importations (including small amounts of banned or quarantined foods) and firearms are the three main topics of concern at the Canadian-US borders.

More Information

U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) telephone numbers for customer service:

  • Local: 202-354-1000

  • Toll-free (from US): 1-877-227-5511.

Also see telephone numbers listed under "Ports of Entry". For additional information, please visit either of the following web sites:

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)

U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP)


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