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There is no time limit per se. Theoretically, you can take as long as you wish. However, for practical purposes (just my opinion), it's probably advisable to bring whatever you have within a few years at least (say 5 years at the most).
 
 

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Hello,

Can anyone advice about Form E-677.
Do we need to fill out this form, if one is carrying more than 10k CAD$ when completing the landing formality in Canada?
Or no?
 

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shb said:
Hello,

Can anyone advice about Form E-677.
Do we need to fill out this form, if one is carrying more than 10k CAD$ when completing the landing formality in Canada?
Or no?
It is NOT mandatory to pre-fill one and bring along.
Normally for immigrants, it is expected that you come with requisite settelment funds and hence they may not even ask.
If the Immigration officer asks and you declare currency beyond CAD $10K...the custom officer may fill the form and ask you to sign.
 

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I am landing in next couple of weeks and preparing my B4 forms. I have a few of the questions that needed to be clarified.

1) There is a column labeled as "Goods to Follow" with two options. We need to check "Yes" for goods-to-follow and "No" for goods-accompanying-list. Please correct me if I am doing it the wrong way.

2) For "Importer's Address", what if I do not have any Canadian address yet? I will be updating the address for my PR card later.

3) What to do with the "Additional list of goods" that have three options. a) Form BSF186A b) Mover's Inventory c) Other

4) Do we need to sign the B4 forms in front of officer at POE?

5) While filling the forms, in which format should we enter the dates?

6) Do we need to get every single sheet (excel sheets) stamped by the BSO or just the main form will suffice?

Thanks in advance.
 

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keypad said:
I am landing in next couple of weeks and preparing my B4 forms. I have a few of the questions that needed to be clarified.

1) There is a column labeled as "Goods to Follow" with two options. We need to check "Yes" for goods-to-follow and "No" for goods-accompanying-list. Please correct me if I am doing it the wrong way.

2) For "Importer's Address", what if I do not have any Canadian address yet? I will be updating the address for my PR card later.

3) What to do with the "Additional list of goods" that have three options. a) Form BSF186A b) Mover's Inventory c) Other

4) Do we need to sign the B4 forms in front of officer at POE?

5) While filling the forms, in which format should we enter the dates?

6) Do we need to get every single sheet (excel sheets) stamped by the BSO or just the main form will suffice?

Thanks in advance.
I'm sure the BSO you meet will guide you. Have a nice trip!
 
 

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I'm sure the BSO you meet will guide you. Have a nice trip!
Thats correct.He has to fill out what is simple and the officer will help with the rest.
 

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shb said:
Hello,

Can anyone advice about Form E-677.
Do we need to fill out this form, if one is carrying more than 10k CAD$ when completing the landing formality in Canada?
Or no?
Indian applicant said:
It is NOT mandatory to pre-fill one and bring along.
Normally for immigrants, it is expected that you come with requisite settelment funds and hence they may not even ask.
If the Immigration officer asks and you declare currency beyond CAD $10K...the custom officer may fill the form and ask you to sign.
But he must have to fill and declare on the form (declaration card)below

http://www.cbsa.gc.ca/publications/forms-formulaires/e311-eng.pdf
 

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keypad said:
I am landing in next couple of weeks and preparing my B4 forms. I have a few of the questions that needed to be clarified.

1) There is a column labeled as "Goods to Follow" with two options. We need to check "Yes" for goods-to-follow and "No" for goods-accompanying-list. Please correct me if I am doing it the wrong way.
YES
2) For "Importer's Address", what if I do not have any Canadian address yet? I will be updating the address for my PR card later.
You will need an address for both Customs and Immigration for PR Card
3) What to do with the "Additional list of goods" that have three options. a) Form BSF186A b) Mover's Inventory c) Other
not sure
4) Do we need to sign the B4 forms in front of officer at POE?
Not mandatory. I never signed. The officer will stamp the print outs and also give a Casual goods accounting Form
5) While filling the forms, in which format should we enter the dates?
Any format. but prefer to use MMM rather than MM
6) Do we need to get every single sheet (excel sheets) stamped by the BSO or just the main form will suffice?
Every single sheet
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Kanamen said:
But he must have to fill and declare on the form (declaration card)below

http://www.cbsa.gc.ca/publications/forms-formulaires/e311-eng.pdf
Brother,

This declaration card is just a specimen I believe.
Any link where can I get the actual form?
Pls advice.
Thanks
 
 

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shb said:
Brother,

This declaration card is just a specimen I believe.
Any link where can I get the actual form?
Pls advice.
Thanks
Don't worry. You can get it from a crew member of the plane flying to Canada.
 

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steaky said:
Don't worry. You can get it from a crew member of the plane flying to Canada.
Got it.
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Form B4
Goods to Follow List &/or Goods Accompanying List
How to Fill them...

Hi all,

This is in response to the numerous PMs received requesting a copy of my Form B4. As I did it on the system & there's no way to 'save' that, I remain handicapped to forward it. Thus, this thread.

Here's what I did; & how u could do it...

ASSUMPTIONS/PROLOGUE:
a) The form B4A is an extension of the form B4 [which is the main one to file]. Writing the B4A is a similarly daunting task, thus can be avoided. I didn't.
b) As the form B4 contains 'only' 8 rows to fill the goods/items, use only 8 groups of things. How? Explained later.

WHAT U SHOULD CARRY?
U should make 2 copies of the form B4. One for the 'Goods Accompanying' & one for the 'Goods to Follow'. Alongwith the attachments. What's that? Here u go...

STEP-1:
a) Group all similar items into one list & thus make 8 lists.
b) Type these groups in Excel Sheets* [separate for each group]. Title each Sheet. And a Page No.
c) Enlist the Columns as: Sl.No | Item Description | Qty | Value (CAD) |
d) Total the Value, of each Excel Sheet.
e) Take printouts of each Excel Sheet in A4 size paper [2 copies].

*Eg. 1.Electronics, 2.Jewelries, 3.Clothing & Personal Effects, 4.Books & DVDs, 5.Gadgets & Mobile Phones, 6.Cutlery & Utensils, 7.Home Decorations & Murals AND 8.Linens & Drapers. [the Title Heading can vary as per your choice & requirement]

STEP-2:
a) Place all jewelry in Groups* & click Pictures [Must, else they'll not be accepted].
b) Title each Sheet. And put a Page No.
c) Take printouts of each Jewelry Group in A4 size paper [2 copies].
d) Make an Excel Sheet, for the Summary of the Jewelry Sheets. And place a Value against each group.
e) Total the Excel Sheet Value, in the end.

*Eg. 1.Rings, 2.Bangles & Bracelets, 3.Chains & Necklaces, 4.Cummerbunds, 5.Diamond Sets, 6.Ear-Rings & Pendants, 7.Head-Bands & Chokers etc. (each in one group/sheet). [the Title Heading can vary as per your choice & requirement]

STEP-3: [Major Step]
a) Fill-out the form B4, as per the 8 Title Headings AND write the Total Value of each Excel Sheet.
b) Make a box [by hand] at the End of the 8 rows' Value Column. Write the Total Value* of the Goods.
c) For the Name field, write the PA's name.
d) For the Importer's Address, write the Canadian Address.
e) For the Country of Export, write your Home Country's Name.
f) For the Goods to Follow BOX [below the list rows], "Tick" it.
g) At Page-2 of the form B4, "Tick" the Newcomer BOX.
h) Bottom of the Page-2, Sign, Date [the day of Landing] & Location [write your Landing POE's name].

*U must write the Total Value of the entire goods, as that's needed by the CBSA to log on their system.

STEP-4:
a) Print-it out [on regular A4 sheets], both pages [1 & 2] separately.
b) Take 2 printouts [one for the CBSA & one for U, with their Stamp, Sign & Date].
c) Staple all the Excel Sheets & the Jewelry Sheets, into each form B4.

NOTE:
1. Do not forget to take 2 printouts of each form B4 and its attachments. One will be kept by them.
2. Do not forget to take pics of the Jewelry. Else, they'll not accept it
*.
3. Do not forget to get it stamped on landing. Sometimes the BSO doesn't ask. It's our prerogative.

*In that case they'll ask u to get it by email & visit the airport the next day for stamping your B4. Though it can be done, but u get into unnecessary hassles, time & effort. And u just have 24 hrs to do so. Which is an avoidable tension. Isn't it?

WHERE TO FIND THE FORM?
http://www.cbsa.gc.ca/publications/forms-formulaires/b4-eng.pdf

Hope that helped.
Qorax
 

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Hello ! I would like to ask! Im confused what is the form b4 and b4A... If the 8 row table in b4 is full already where shall i put the items number 9 and so on... Thank u so much
 

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Hello ! I would like to ask! Im confused what is the form b4 and b4A... If the 8 row table in b4 is full already where shall i put the items number 9 and so on... Thank u so much
B4A is just a continuation of form B4. You can either use the form or create a new one with a blank piece of paper and put the items and their values, quantities and so on.