New Operating Hours for Canada Border Services

Effective May 30, 2024, Canadian immigration services at the Canada/US border are only available at specified times, rather than 24 hours a day.

Some temporary residents of Canada leave Canada and re-enter within 24 hours to receive immigration services. This practice is known as “flagpoling.”

Those who decide to come to a port of entry for immigration services may encounter long queues and their turn may not come before the end of service hours. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) highly recommends using IRCC’s online services.

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