Requirements for Importing a Vehicle into the U.S.

A & A handles the importation of all sorts of vehicles - cars, trucks, SUV's, vans, motorhomes, travel trailers, motorcycles, scooters, jet ski's, sea doo's, boats and more!

To get started - the fastest way to get a quote for your vehicle is to visit www.borderbuddy.com where you can input your information and get an immediate quote emailed to you.

There are some mandatory requirements, such as the vehicle has to have an EPA compliance sticker and a US DOT sticker that states it "complies with US Federal Safety Standards". If the vehicle does not conform, you cannot import it unless it is brought into compliance. You also need to look at the speedometer to ensure it is predominantly in US MPH not KPH. This will need to be either switched out or a sticker put by the existing speedometer that notifies the US party that the speed is in KPH not MPH. 


I am attaching forms necessary to do this, with explanatory notes and instructions for the forms included. You can forward this to him and then we can work directly with him, or I'll work with you if you are helping him.


Please find the attached forms we would need completed in order to set up an account with your company:



 US Power of Attorney/ Credit Card Authorization Form:  This gives us authorization to transact business with US Customs on your behalf. Please note: complete instructions can be found on the 2nd page


US Customs Invoice:  Please complete with shipment details, please also include the US Buyer’s IRS#


 Annual Importers Bond Application:  We prefer to set up all of our clients with their own annual importers bond at the time the Power of Attorney is submitted. This will end up saving you money if you ship multiple shipments in the next 12 months. It is good for all Air, Ocean, Truck and Rail shipments and takes approximately 4-10 days to establish an anniversary date. The fee for this ranges and if you opt out of purchasing your Annual Importers Bond today, please put a note on your letterhead stating why you are opting out.SPECIAL NOTE: Vehicles must be bonded for **Three Times Their fair market/sale value**. Keep this in mind when weighing the bond option.


 Exemption Form:  (If you do not plan to hire a commercial carrier)Please read through the instructions on this form in order to obtain your one time PAPS and E-Manifest Exemption from US Customs. Please be sure and record the name of the officer/supervisor who grants this exemption in the space provided. Please circle your port of crossing and fill in the details for the vehicle/driver coming down.


DOT Form:  Please complete with vehicle details, complete name and address of importer, date and sign form. Please note: the vehicle must bear a US DOT Sticker stating that the vehicle Complies with US DOT.  If the vehicle does not have a US DOT Sticker, you will need to contact the Manufacturer and obtain a Letter of Compliance.


EPA Form: Please complete with vehicle details, complete name and address of importer and owner, and mark the appropriate box that pertains to your vehicle, date and sign form.  Please note: the vehicle must bear a US EPA Sticker stating that the vehicle Complies with US EPA.  If the vehicle does not have a US EPA Sticker, you will need to contact the Manufacturer and obtain a Letter of Compliance.

*Please also provide a copy of the Bill Of Sale & Registration, and photos of the US EPA and DOT Conformity stickers off the vehicle or a copy of the letter of conformity from the manufacturer.

Attachments

HS-7_Blank.pdf HS-7_Blank.pdf
PAPS_Exemption_Form.doc PAPS_Exemption_Form.doc
3520-1.pdf 3520-1.pdf
Yearly_Bond_Application_3-18-11a.pdf Yearly_Bond_Application_3-18-11a.pdf
USONE.pdf USONE.pdf

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