First U.S. marine preclearance location in Canada opens in Prince Rupert, BC

Date Announced:

June 20, 2022


The Minister of Public Safety, the Honourable Marco Mendicino, and the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, today announced the conversion of the first marine location in Canada to preclearance, at the Alaska Marine Highway System Ferry Terminal at Prince Rupert in British Columbia.

U.S. preclearance at this location will help bolster travel and trade by ensuring secure, fast, and reliable service for travellers heading by ferry between British Columbia and Alaska.

Departments and Agencies:

Public Safety Canada

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:



marine preclearance; Prince Rupert

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