Navigating YVR

Customs and Immigration

All passengers arriving to Vancouver International Airport from an international or U.S.A destination must go through customs and immigration. Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is the agency responsible for customs and immirgration processes at YVR.

Passengers traveling to a U.S.A destination from YVR must go through U.S. Customs and Immigration at the airport. The United States Customs and Border Patrol (USCBP) is the agency responsible for the U.S. customs and immigration process for U.S-bound travellers at YVR.

For more information about Canadian citizenship and immigration, including applications, visit

For information about U.S. immigration and declaration forms, visit

NEXUS & Automated Border Clearance

NEXUS provides expedited border clearance for frequent, low-risk, pre-approved travellers. For more information and to apply, visit

Automated Border Clearance enables returning Canadian citizens and permanent residents the option of using a self-serve kiosk to quickly clear customs and enter Canada.