Non-residents bringing in guns have two options. First, they can declare their firearms at the border crossing by filling out a Non-resident Firearm Declaration Form (CAFC909) form in triplicate. This is, by far, the easiest route.

This form will accommodate three firearms; if you need to declare more, additional firearms can be covered with a Non-resident Firearm Declaration Continuation Sheet (CAFC910). Both forms should be filled out prior to the crossing but should not be signed as a Customs Officer must witness your signature.

Once Customs has confirmed this declaration, the firearms being transported are registered and the person registering them is licenced in Canada for 60 days. This process costs $25 (Canadian) and renewal is free by contacting the Chief Firearms Officer of the province or Territory you are in or by calling 1-800-731-4000.

Bringing your firearm into Canada is a very easy process if you have completed the proper paperwork:

-Print and complete three copies of the Non-Resident Firearm Declaration (CAFC 909) form below.

-Complete the form but do not sign the forms until you are in the presence of a Canadian Customs officer as he must witness your signature.

-If you are bringing more than three firearms into Canada, you will also need to complete the Continuation (CAFC 910) form as well.

-There is a fee of approximately $25CDN that you submit to the Canadian Customs officer, regardless of the number of firearms you bring.

-Once approved, the CAFC 909 form will serve as your license and temporary registration certificate for 60 days.

Non-Resident Firearm Declaration

CAFC 909 - Click here to download (PDF 323 KB)

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Submission Information

The Non-Resident Firearms Declaration (Form CAFC 909 EF), and its continuation sheet (Form CAFC 910 EF) must be presented in triplicate, unsigned, to a customs officer at your first point of entry into Canada.

If you have any additional questions about bringing a firearm into Canada, we suggest that you contact the Canadian Firearms Centre at 1-800-732-4000 or (506)-624-5380. They can be reached by email at and their website is