Who needs a Form RCMP GRC 5589e?
Form RCMP GRC 5589e is a firearm declaration for the non-residents in Canada. You have to fill in this form at the Canada Border Services Agency office after your arrival in Canada if you are carrying a non-restricted or a restricted firearm. In case you are returning to Canada with the same piece of weaponry you had registered before, you may use this form again. However you must ask for a continuation sheet and complete it if you are carrying a different firearm.
What is a Non-Resident Firearm Declaration for?
This type of firearm declaration is requested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and serves as a temporary firearms licence and registration for 60 days after approval. If you are staying in Canada for more than 60 days, you have to apply to the Canada Firearms Centre and ask to be transfered to the Chief Firearms Officer of your province.
Is Form RCMP GRC 5589e accompanied by other forms?
You must fill in two copies of Non-Resident Firearm Declaration and, if needed, two copies of Continuation Sheets. In case you are carrying a restricted firearm, you should print your Authorisation to Transport (ATT) number and its expiration date.
When is Form RCMP GRC 5589e due?
Once you have completed the form upon entry to Canada, it is valid for 60 days.
How do I fill out a Non-Resident Firearm Declaration?
First of all, give your personal information: your name, residence address (if you stay in Canada for less than 60 days) or address in Canada (for a longer period). Choose a reason for bringing a gun to Canada from the box below or specify your own. Give details about your firearm including how many pieces of weaponry you are carrying and their destiantion. Include the type of firearm, its make, serial number, gauge/calibre, barrel length, and action. Add the ATT number and its expiration date if the firearm is restricted. Give the same data about every firearm you wish to import. Do not fill the lower shaded part of the document -- it is for the customs officer.
Where do I send a Non-Resident Firearm Declaration?
You have to complete this form after your arrival in Canada at the Canada Border Services Agency office.