Sumas Border Crossing Wait Times & FAQ’s

Connecting the cities of Sumas in Washington and Abbotsford in British Columbia, the Sumas border is a popular choice for travelers crossing between the US and Canada. Located 43 miles east of Vancouver it can be reached using British Columbia Highway 11 in Canada or Washington State Route 9 in America. It is often the least crowded of all the other border crossings nearby, due to its less centralized location. If you are considering crossing the Sumas border, there are a few things you should know before you travel. Sumas border wait times follow the FAQ’s below.

Please note during the COVID-19 situation some of the FAQ info below might be subject to change. Please let us know of any corrections requiredLive and average Sumas Border cross wait times below remain accurate and are sourced from the US Customs & Border Patrol.

Yes, it is possible to walk across the Sumas – Huntingdon Border on foot. You must still pass through border control and should head to the pedestrian entrance at the Customs and Immigration Building. Pedestrians will be asked the same questions as drivers when crossing the border and require the same ID.
The Sumas border crossing is toll-free and completely free to cross. Frequent travelers across the border can apply for a NEXUS card for $50. NEXUS is a trusted traveler program, and a NEXUS card will last for five years. It will give you access to priority lanes for faster crossing, and you will be pre-screened for travel by both Canada and the United States.
The Sumas border crossing is open 24 hours a day to pedestrians, cars, and trucks. NEXUS lanes are open between 7 am and 7 pm seven days a week.
Duty-free shopping is available on both sides of the Sumas – Huntingdon border. There is a Duty-Free Americas store located on the US side of the border, and Abbotsford Duty-Free on the Canadian side. Both stores stock a selection of tobacco, alcohol, fragrances and giftware products at a reduced price. https://dutyfreecanada.com/stores/abbotsford-duty-free/ https://www.dutyfreeamericas.com/locations/location/sumas/
ID requirements vary depending on the direction of travel. For travelers entering the US from Canada, you must present a valid travel document which denotes both US citizenship and identity. Canadian citizens over 16 can use a valid Canadian Passport or Enhanced Driving License to cross into the US. Foreign nationals must present a valid passport and visa.

Sumas border crossing wait time data from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Times may take a few seconds to load…

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