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Bitcoin and Border Crossing

Bitcoin CryptoCurrencies Crossing US Border

Crypto-currencies like Bitcoin were created not only as a means of storing wealth outside fiat currencies, but also a means of ensuring privacy when making financial transactions. This prompted a search to answer the question: What happens when you cross the border into the United States with your e-wallet? We know that you must declare…

What Can You Bring Into The U.S.?

Detroit-Windsor Tunnel - Port of Entry for US Border Crossing

  U.S. Customs and Border Security (CBP)¬†officers and agents “enforce all applicable U.S. laws, including against illegal immigration, narcotics smuggling and illegal importation.” For the average Canadian travelling south, it’s that last one – illegal importation, that can cause problems. Here are is a basic list of items to be aware of and links to…

Can U.S. Border Guards Search Your Phone?

smartphone-siezures-at-us-border

When crossing the U.S. border officers from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or CBP, may ask to search your phone, tablet, or laptop. This includes asking for your password, making a copy of your data or even seizing the device for several weeks. Refusing to cooperate completely would likely result in not being allowed to…

Do I Need A U.S. Waiver?

Do I Need A US Waiver?

Although a pardon/record suspension clears your criminal record in Canada, it is only the first half of the requirements needed to get into the United States with a past criminal record. Pardon Services in Winnipeg offers free telephone consultations to determine record suspension eligibility. All information is strictly confidential and your privacy is assured. (204)…