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54th Annual Training Conference and Exhibition
July 21 – 24, 2018
Québec City, Québec, CANADA

Conference details coming soon!


Québec City - So Europe, So Close


Passport Information

IMPORTANT: A passport is required to travel from the US into Canada

See the resources below to apply for a passport, or if you need to renew.
Make sure that you verify your passport is still valid during your visit.
Passports that expire within 6 months of July 2018 are NOT considered valid
(passports cannot not expire prior to March 2019, or it will need to be renewed)

You are responsible to ensure that you meet all Entry and Exit requirements

US Department of State

www.travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports.html

A passport is an internationally recognized travel document that verifies your identity and nationality. A valid U.S. passport is required to enter and leave most foreign countries, as well as to return to the United States. Only the U.S. Department of State has the authority to grant, issue, or verify U.S. passports.

Give yourself several months before your planned trip to apply for a passport; during peak application season it can take up to 10 weeks to receive the final document in the mail. Take into account the time of year you are applying – demand for passports goes up during the spring and summer.

Should I get a passport book or passport card?

The passport book and passport card are both U.S. passports. If issued for the full validity, they are both proof of your U.S. citizenship and identity.

Click here to find more information between the Book and Card

The Conference recommends the passport book.

Type U.S. Passport Book U.S. Passport Card
Used For International travel by air, sea, or land Entering the United States at land border crossings and sea ports-of-entry from:
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • The Caribbean
  • Bermuda

The passport card cannot be used for international air travel.

NEXUS Program

www.cbp.gov/travel/trusted-traveler-programs/nexus

The NEXUS program allows pre-screened travelers expedited processing when entering the United States and Canada. Program members use dedicated processing lanes at designated northern border ports of entry, NEXUS kiosks when entering Canada by air and Global Entry kiosks when entering the United States via Canadian Preclearance airports. NEXUS members also receive expedited processing at marine reporting locations.

Every person in vehicle MUST have a NEXUS Card to use NEXUS line.

Mobile Passport App www.mobilepassport.us/

Restricted and Prohibited Goods

IMPORTANT: the below list is not exhaustive
you are responsible for ensuring that you are not transporting prohibited goods

The importation of certain goods is restricted or prohibited in Canada. To avoid the possibility of penalties, including seizure or prosecution, make sure you have the information you require before attempting to import items into Canada.
The following are some examples of restricted or prohibited goods:

  • Firearms and weapons: You must declare all weapons and firearms at the CBSA port of entry when you enter Canada. Import and Export a Firearm or Weapon into Canada provides more information on importation requirements.  
  • Food, plants, animals and related products: All food, plants, animals, and related products must be declared. Food can carry disease, such as E. coli. Plants and plant products can carry invasive alien species, such as the Asian Long-Horned Beetle. Animals and animal products can carry diseases, such as avian influenza and foot-and-mouth disease.  The Food, Plant and Animal Inspections section of our Web site provides more information on importation requirements.
  • Explosives, fireworks and ammunition: You must have written authorization and import permits to bring explosives, fireworks and certain types of ammunition into Canada. For more information, refer to Memorandum D19-6-1 - Administration of the Explosives Act or contact Natural Resources Canada.

For more information on restricted/prohibited goods, consult I Declare or the publications listed above.


Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Interested in becoming a Sponsor for the 2018 FBINAA Annual Training Conference?
Contact: John Kennedy at jkennedy@fbinaa.org or Suzy Kelly at skelly@fbinaa.org

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Conference Summary

Québec City in Summer - History and Heritage

Québec City in Summer - Urban Lifestyle and Culture


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