Importing or exporting goods

Don't travel with commercial goods

UVic staff should not travel with goods that need to be imported/exported. This may cause delays to the traveller and cause goods to be impounded. We ask that all staff document and ship goods to/from their destination separately.

How to import goods

Are you receiving an international shipment? Planning to order online from a foreign supplier? Please know that every international shipment to UVic requires the completion of the notice of shipment form, including samples, gifts and donations.   

How to export goods

Do you need to export goods or equipment? Fill out an export information form and send it to All exports must clear customs, including temporary shipments such as items sent for repair, calibrations, or loan. Allow at least 48 hours prior to the anticipated shipment date.