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Someone remind me since it's been a while traveling to Canada by car....

 

Is the personal exemption for bringing alcohol into Canada per adult, or per family?

 

My husband and I were planning on bringing 1 bottle of Jack and 1 bottle of Chivas Regal for my dad, purchased at Duty-Free...now I'm wondering if I'm able to bring both.

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U.S. citizens crossing the border into Canada to visit are allowed to bring the following item quantities into Canada duty free: 1.5 liters of wine, or 1.14 liters (40 ounces) of liquor, or 24 cans or bottles of beer. 1 carton (200 cigarettes), up to 50 cigars, and 200g of loose tobacco.

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5 minutes ago, JeanneAdil said:

U.S. citizens crossing the border into Canada to visit are allowed to bring the following item quantities into Canada duty free: 1.5 liters of wine, or 1.14 liters (40 ounces) of liquor, or 24 cans or bottles of beer. 1 carton (200 cigarettes), up to 50 cigars, and 200g of loose tobacco.

I know that part.

 

Doesn't really answer the question I'm asking in my post, though, unfortunately, as to whether it's explicitly per person or per family.

 

I want to assume it's per adult---but I've learned not to assume anything when it comes to CBP lol

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Just now, Going through said:

I know that part.

 

Doesn't really answer the question I'm asking in my post, though, unfortunately.

it is by messurement of liters and you can add the liters as i didn't see you post the amount in each bottle

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2 minutes ago, JeanneAdil said:

it is by messurement of liters and you can add the liters as i didn't see you post the amount in each bottle

I don't believe personal exemptions are transferable to/from another adult.

 

Hoping anyone who's recently traveled to Canada via car can comment.


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Exemption is per adult. If you are still unsure, you can call CBSA tomorrow, they are very helpful 506-636-5064. 

Note that personal exemption is for alcohol you are planning to drink yourself, or share with others. Gifts are not exempt. But I am sure you were planning to taste these bottles, right? ;)

 

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Yes per adult


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Thanks ladies!  I think the last time I brought alcohol into Canada, I was in my 20s so I'm a bit rusty as to the ins and outs/exemption rules.

 

Yes, we will be drinking with him from those bottles as we celebrate a milestone--and leaving the rest (if there's any left-over, that is!).

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Applied for Naturalization based on 5-year Residency - 96 Days To Complete Citizenship!

July 14, 2017 (Day 00) -  Submitted N400 Application, filed online

July 21, 2017 (Day 07) -  NOA Receipt received in the mail

July 22, 2017 (Day 08) - Biometrics appointment scheduled online, letter mailed out

July 25, 2017 (Day 11) - Biometrics PDF posted online

July 28, 2017 (Day 14) - Biometrics letter received in the mail, appointment for 08/08/17

Aug 08, 2017 (Day 24) - Biometrics (fingerprinting) completed

Aug 14, 2017 (Day 30) - Online EGOV status shows "Interview Scheduled, will mail appointment letter"

Aug 16, 2017 (Day 32) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Interview Scheduled, read the letter we mailed you..."

Aug 17, 2017 (Day 33) - Interview Appointment Letter PDF posted online---GOT AN INTERVIEW DATE!!!

Aug 21, 2017 (Day 37) - Interview Appointment Letter received in the mail, appointment for 09/27/17

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Naturalization Interview--- read my experience here

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Oath Ceremony Notice mailed"

Sep. 28, 2017 (Day 75) - Oath Ceremony Letter PDF posted online--Ceremony for 10/19/17

Oct. 02, 2017 (Day 79) -  Oath Ceremony Letter received in the mail

Oct. 19, 2017 (Day 96) -  Oath Ceremony-- read my experience here

 

 

 

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You can bring back up to 1.5 litres of wine OR 1.14 litres of alcoholic beverages OR up to 8.5 litres of beer.

 

This is per adult. Usually when I would travel with friends, we'd divide the booze purchases amongst the group so the ones who didn't buy any would claim the extras. 

 

https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/travel-voyage/ivc-rnc-eng.html

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Thanks all---I think my confusion with this started from remembering Duty-Free asking for the licence plate of the car (again, this was back in the day so not sure if they still do this) when checking out...it made me begin to wonder if it was regulated per *car/family* then, as opposed to per adult.

 

I appreciate all the answers.


Applied for Naturalization based on 5-year Residency - 96 Days To Complete Citizenship!

July 14, 2017 (Day 00) -  Submitted N400 Application, filed online

July 21, 2017 (Day 07) -  NOA Receipt received in the mail

July 22, 2017 (Day 08) - Biometrics appointment scheduled online, letter mailed out

July 25, 2017 (Day 11) - Biometrics PDF posted online

July 28, 2017 (Day 14) - Biometrics letter received in the mail, appointment for 08/08/17

Aug 08, 2017 (Day 24) - Biometrics (fingerprinting) completed

Aug 14, 2017 (Day 30) - Online EGOV status shows "Interview Scheduled, will mail appointment letter"

Aug 16, 2017 (Day 32) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Interview Scheduled, read the letter we mailed you..."

Aug 17, 2017 (Day 33) - Interview Appointment Letter PDF posted online---GOT AN INTERVIEW DATE!!!

Aug 21, 2017 (Day 37) - Interview Appointment Letter received in the mail, appointment for 09/27/17

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Naturalization Interview--- read my experience here

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Oath Ceremony Notice mailed"

Sep. 28, 2017 (Day 75) - Oath Ceremony Letter PDF posted online--Ceremony for 10/19/17

Oct. 02, 2017 (Day 79) -  Oath Ceremony Letter received in the mail

Oct. 19, 2017 (Day 96) -  Oath Ceremony-- read my experience here

 

 

 

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