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Morses Line

Morses Line – VT State Route 235, Morses Line Road, / QC 235, Chemin Dutch

This is a very sleepy border crossing that averages about 80 vehicles per day.  After normal port hours, the Canadian port at Morses Line utilizes a procedure called Remote Traveler Processing which allows a border services officer located at another office to process certain types of after-hours travelers.

Picture of the Canadian Port at Morses LIne in Quebec.

Canadian Port at Morses LIne in Quebec.

Morses Line Port Information

  • Hours of Operation  – The US port is open 8am to midnight 7 days a week.
  • The Canadian port of entry is open 8 am to 4pm, daily. Outside of these hours, you can cross the border using the Remote Traveller Processing procedure.
  • More limited hours for commercial services so confirm availability by calling border officials.
  • No NEXUS or FAST lanes.

Remote Traveler Processing

The Canadian port is a state-of-the-art security structure that works much like a high-tech drive-thru. Travelers enter into a closed garage and park next to a kiosk that allows them to communicate with a border agent who is located at the Hamilton port.  Fencing, gates, lighting and video cameras have also been installed to prevent travelers from crossing the border illegally.

Between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., travelers may pass through the border and be interviewed by an officer in the normal fashion.  During the off hours of 4 p.m. to 8 a.m. travelers will be processed by an officer off-site who communicates through a kiosk equipped with two-way audio and one way video.  Here is the process:

  • When the driver approaches the border crossing the officer sees the vehicle via an on-site video camera.
  • The officer will direct the motorist to drive inside a building, and a garage like door closes behind the car, closing it in the building. The driver and any passengers interact with the officer using the audio-video system at the kiosk.
  • There are video cameras, a microphone and speakers as well as a scanner. The officer then asks questions and directs the driver to scan his or her passport.
  • The kiosk has a credit card reader, in case the driver or passenger owes duty on goods or taxes.
  • If the driver is allowed entry by the officer, the garage door on the other side of the building will open, giving him or her access to Canada.
  • If the officer determines that driver or passengers need further examination, one of the following may happen: a border patrol officer from the port of entry at St. Armand, Quebec could be sent over to assess the situation, the driver may be asked to report to alternate Canadian port of entry,  or they may be denied entry and directed to return to the U.S.

Morses Line Border Crossing Travel Tips

  • You can get 24 x 7 information on weather-related road conditions, construction and congestion by calling 5-1-1 within Vermont or by dialing 1-800-ICY-ROAD.
  • Québec also has the 511 telephone service, available 24/7, which provides road conditions information.  From within Quebec Province call 511 on any phone.  You can also reach it from anywhere in North America by calling 1 888 355-0511 toll free.

Contact Information for the US and Canadian Ports at Morses LIne

You may use the telephone numbers below to contact the customs officials and border patrol officers who staff the ports at this border crossing.

  • The Morses Line U.S. Customs Office is managed by the Highgate Springs Port who can be reached at (802) 285-2224
  • The Canadian port at Morses Line is staffed by officers from the Saint-Armand/Philipsburg port of entry. To contact Canadian Customs or other border patrol services at this port call the Canadian Border Information Service (BIS) which can answer your questions or transfer you directly to the Canadian port.

Morses Line GPS coordinates – Latitude & Longitude:

45°0’49″N 72°58’41″W

Road Conditions in Vermont and Quebec Around Morses Line

We have special pages showing all current road advisories for the State of Vermont and the Province of Quebec. These pages show problems such as roadway accidents, snow or ice, lane closures or blockages, construction, road restrictions, traffic problems, and roadwork around the border crossing.

Morses Line Port of Entry Location and Traffic Map

To view Current Traffic Conditions at this border crossing, select “View Larger Map” and turn on the traffic layer.