US Shooters – Transporting firearms

* Everyone is personally responsible to ensure they are in compliance with all firearms rules and regulations. Ignorance of the law is not an excuse. Regulations are subject to change. These tips are just a high level overview that is meant to point you in the right direction.

Tips for U.S. (and international) Mounted Shooters competing in Canada

U.S. and international competitors that wish to bring their guns to Canadian competitions have to apply for a Non-Resident Declaration and a Short Term Authorization to Transport in addition to a valid passport and a letter of invitation from the mounted shooting club.

* The Non-Resident Declaration application (form 909) - A non-resident must complete this application prior to arriving at the Border Crossing. The non-resident should not sign the application until they are in front of a customs officer.  The 909 acts as a firearms license and registration for each gun that is being imported into Canada. 909-RCMP_5589_-_Eng_Non_resident_firearms_declaration

* The 910 Continuation application - Is only required if a non-resident is bringing more than 3 firearms into Canada.910-RCMP_5590_-_Eng_Non_resident_firearms_declaration_continuation

* Non-resident Short Term Authorization to Transport (ST ATT).  This application must be completed and sent to the Provincial Chief Firearms Officer as soon as possible. Processing times vary, so do not delay in submitting this form. Even if the Chief Firearms Officer issues the ST ATT, non-resident entry to Canada rests with the Canadian Border Services Agency. Request_for_Non-Resident_ATT

  • Pistol barrel lengths below 4.25” are not legal in Canada.
  • Do not transport ammunition with the firearms. (Including blanks and even empty shell casings)
  • All firearms must have trigger locks on them when not in use.
  • Firearms must be in a locked case.
  • Firearms should be transported out of sight (i.e. Vehicles trunk)
  • You must be 18 years of age or older to use firearms in Canada.


Contact a Chief Firearms Officer: 1 800-731-4000 (for Canada and the United States)

Canadian Firearms Program:

Saskatchewan Chief Firearms Officer

Room 310, 1783 Hamilton Street
Regina, SK S4P 2B6
Fax: (306) 780-7400

The address for ST ATT needs to include a mailing address and the land location when applicable.

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