As you travel over the border, remember your passport as this is required documentation for access. You may also obtain entry to the United States of America with a passport card, trusted traveler program cards such as NEXUS or FAST cards, or be part of the Global Entry program.
During your overnight stay, you may take advantage of the duty-free exemptions upon your return. There is no exception available for any stay less than 24 hours.
Canadian residents may obtain a refund of North Dakota sales tax paid on qualifying purchases (those purchased to be used exclusively outside the state; taxable purchases must be a least $25 per receipt and the refund request must be at least $15). Goods consumed in North Dakota, including hotel rooms and dining, are not eligible for a refund. To obtain a refund, complete and return the Canadian Residents Request for Sales Tax Refund Form available online on the ND Taxpayer Access Point.
For more information about passports and duty-free gift and
personal exemptions, see these government websites:
U.S. State Department | www.travel.state.gov
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol | www.cbp.gov/travel
Canada Border Services Agency | www.cbsa.gc.ca