Importing and Exporting Vehicles

I want to clear my US vehicle myself. With the new regulations, an ITN is now needed from US customs. Can you do this for me?

Yes, we can apply for your ITN! 1. For Casual Importers who purchased a vehicle from an individual: Bill of Sale Copy of Title front/ back Importers passport Importers driver licence Seller's first and last na...

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When Importing a vehicle into Canada how do I get a temporary permit or plates?

A temporary permit or plates allow a vehicle to be driven into Canada for import, before it has passed a provincial or territorial safety certification program or been licensed permanently. Each provincial/terr...

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What is a Registered Importer?

A registered importer is also known as an RI. Unless you have delved into vehicle imports you probably don't know much about RIs. Registered Importers (R.I.’s) are garages and mechanical shops that are licensed...

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I would like to gift my car to a family member in Canada. How does this work?

A value is still needed. The value you can get from the Kelly Blue book site. http://www.kbb.com. A gift letter will also be needed. Once the value is determined, the family member will be responsible to pay th...

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Is there a gas guzzler tax for US vehicles?

There is a gas guzzler tax but it applies only to passenger cars, (not SUVs or trucks) and is usually charged to the manufacturer or original importer. Here is a link with further information: https://www3.epa....

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How do I import a kit car?

Kit cars are treated as vehicles whether they are presented for importation as a fully assembled vehicle, or as an unassembled vehicle in a kit. A kit car does not meet the import requirements for the SOC label...

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Are lift kits admissible?

A lift kit, also known as a suspension kit or leveling kit, modifies a vehicle to raise the ride height of the vehicle. Pick-up trucks, SUV's or passenger cars fitted with a lift kit are inadmissible to Canada.

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What is GVWR?

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating is how much weight a vehicle is designed to carry. The GVWR includes the net weight of the vehicle, plus the weight of passengers, fuel, cargo and any additional accessories. The GVW...

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How do you identify the model year of your vehicle in the US with only the 17 digit VIN #?

Beginning in 1980 all vehicles sold in the US have a 17 digit Serial #. The eighth digit from the right-end identifies the model year of the vehicle.

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Can you use a trade-in allowance as a deduction against the declared value on the vehicle you are importing into Canada?

The price paid or payable for a vehicle includes not only the vendor's invoice price, but also all other amounts such as warranty payments of foreign sales taxes that are collected by the vendor. Any credit you...

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