Canadian and US customs and border officers can see information on each trip you make across either border. The officer will be able to see when you left each country, and when you return.
Border crossing information that is shared between the countries
- first name, last name, middle name
- date of birth
- document type
- document number
- document country of issuance
- work location code / U.S. port of entry codes
- date of entry
- time of entry
- border crossing port used by the traveler
Both countries state that the process of collecting and sharing personal information is done in accordance with each country’s privacy laws and policies. However, you should be aware that as a general rule, courts do not grant you the same protections for information regarding your border crossings that they do for other types of personal information.
This pilot program is titled the Entry/Exit initiative and is part of the “Beyond the Border Action Plan”. For more information on what types of information is collected and retained during your border crossing see our page “What They Know About You”.