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NRI Registration


To setup a Non-Resident Importer (NRI) account

  1. Apply for your GST/HST Registration Number and Import / Export Business Number by filling out RC1 Request for a Business Number (BN) form. You must apply for your GST/HST Registration Number if your company is generating over $30,000 a year in taxable sales inside or outside of your country. If you are generating under $30,000 a year in taxable sales inside or outside of your country you are not required to apply for your GST/HST Registration Number, but you have the option to register for one.

    ** When you complete your "Request for a Business Number (BN)" Form send your application to the correct CRA Tax Centre:
    http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/cntct/gsthstnnrs/menu-eng.html

    More info on registration can be read in Doing Business in Canada – GST/HST Information for Non-Residents guide

  2. Complete AGREEMENT TO MAINTAIN RECORDS OUTSIDE OF CANADA. if you decide to keep the records outside of Canada and request the permission from Revenue Canada for that.
  3. After you have received the export/import account number from Canada Revenue Agency, set up a business account with us here: http://www.dilas.ca/business_agreement.php
  4. Fax your Legal Registration Form or Certificate or Articles of Incorporation to Dilas Customs Brokers.

When the brokerage account is set up, the next step is to prepare the shipping documents.