Customs and Immigration
Immigration services at the Sarnia Blue Water Bridge are provided by Citizenship and Immigration Canada staff located at the Bridge facilities. Immigration Canada is responsible for the application of the Immigration Act. This includes facilitating entry (for example, qualified N.A.F.T.A. applicants and visitors to Canada) and the protection of Canadian society from those who are criminally inadmissible. In addition to these services, the Sarnia Blue Water Bridge C.I.C. is responsible for the provision of Immigration enforcement for Sarnia and Lambton County. For more information on the programs and services offered by Citizenship and Immigration Canada visit their Website.
The Canada Border Services Agency is responsible for monitoring and controlling the movement of people and goods into and out of Canada. These services are provided at the Blue Water Bridge 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information on the Agency and Customs regulations.
On March 1, 2003, the enforcement and investigative arms of the Customs Service, the enforcement and investigative functions of the former Immigration and Naturalization Service, and the Federal Protective Service, came together to form the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement as part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
The largest investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is responsible for eliminating vulnerabilities in the nation's border, and with economic, transportation and infrastructure security. The ICE organization is composed of four law enforcement divisions and several support divisions. These divisions of ICE combine to form a new investigative approach with new resources to provide unparalleled investigation, interdiction and security services to the public and our law enforcement partners in the federal and local sectors.
Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative - WHTI
For information on new travel document requirements which take effect June 1, 2009 click here.