Formalities on Arrival

Registering an Imported Car in Quebec

If you are bringing in a car from outside of Quebec, there are certain procedures you have to follow in order to ensure you can legally drive it, and that it is properly registered with the province. Although we have included below a list of documents that will be required, it is definitely recommended that you contact the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) before going to a service center and registering your vehicle.


Importing a Firearm/Weapon to Canada: Prohibited Weapons and Devices

If you enjoy hunting wild game or fishing, you may be thinking of bringing you firearm or weapon to Canada, or importing one that you have bought outside the country on a trip. If this is the case, there are laws and regulations that you should be aware of that are in place to keep Canada’s residents and visitors safe, and prevent the importation of illegal weapons.


Importing a Firearm to Canada: Firearm Specifications

Firearm specification is a way for the Canada Border Agency (CBSA) to make ensure that a weapon is classified correctly for importation, licensing and authorization purposes. When importing a firearm to Canada, the barrel measurement as well as the muzzle velocity of firearms is most commonly used to assist with this process.


Crossing into Canada with More Than $10,000

If you are arriving in Canada to relocate, or coming back from a vacation, business trip, or other international business – if you are crossing back into Canada from another country for any reason – you must be aware that if you have equal to or more than CAN $10,000, it must be declared to a border officer.


The Permanent Code in Quebec

Before you begin an education cycle in Québec, you will need to obtain a permanent code. This is a combination of 12 numbers and letters that is used (and issued by the Ministère de l’Éducation (MEQ) (du Loisir et du Sport) to identify each individual student that is enrolled and attending an educational institution in the province. I


Importing a Firearm to Canada: Classifications

If you are importing a firearm to Canada, be aware of the classifications (non-restricted, restricted, prohibited, antique firearms), and make sure that your firearm is legal for importation. You will need proper and completed documentation for your firearm, and you must be able to prove that it is non-restricted, or meets the standard for a restricted firearm.