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.
Morses Line Port Information
- Hours of Operation
- The US port is open 8am – 4pm ET, 7 days a week.
- The Canadian port of entry is open 8am – 4pm, daily. Outside of these hours, you can cross the border using the Remote Traveler Processing procedure if you are a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada.
- Commercial services are available at the US port with more limited hours, so use the contact information below to contact border officials ahead of time.
- Commercial services are not available at the Canadian port.
- 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 8am and 4pm, travelers may pass through the border and be interviewed by an officer in the normal fashion. During the off hours of 4pm and 8am, 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
- Here is a handy link to hotels in Vermont and here is another link to hotels in Quebec Province on the Canadian side of the border.
- You can get 24/7 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.
- 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 WEATHER
Morses Line Port of Entry Location and Traffic Map
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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.