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Next, click on the questions below to find answers to important questions prior to importing your vehicle.
You can check if your vehicle is admissible into Canada and if it requires mandatory upgrades the following 2 ways:
1.) Go to the RIV / Transport Canada website at: http://www.riv.ca/
2.) Contact your local Canadian Dealership or Manufacturer
Note: For North American imports make sure your vehicle has a “Safety Compliance Label” on the vehicle showing it meets the “U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards”. Without this label your vehicle may not be allowed into Canada. For Oversea’s imports, make sure your vehicle is 15 years old or older. Vehicles under 15 years old are not admissable into Canada from overseas.
If the 1st question above determines that your vehicle requires mandatory upgrades, contact your local Canadian Dealership or Canadian Tire to find out what costs are involved to bring your vehicle up to “Canadian Standards” such as daytime running lights, odometers and immobilizers etc.. Vehicles that require mandatory upgrades must be inspected before licensing in Canada. For more information about licensing your vehicle, you will want to contact your Provincial Licensing Department at: http://www.riv.ca/
Some fuel inefficient vehicles put into service after March 19, 2007 are subject to a “Fuel Inefficient Vehicle Tax”. To determine if this tax applies to your vehicle, go to: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/
Contact your U.S. Dealership or Manufacturer to get a copy of your Recall Clearance Letter. This is only required when your vehicle is under 15 years old and being imported from the U.S.. Here is a helpful link to obtain a recall clearance letter: http://www.riv.ca/
Make sure your vehicle is clean, free from dirt, bugs, insects etc… Canada Customs and CFIA will perform a “Soil Inspection” when your vehicle arrives into Canada from overseas.(random inspections if imported from the U.S.) Vehicles that don’t pass inspection will not be able to enter Canada. We recommend that if you are importing vehicles from overseas that you have it professionally cleaned with a fumigation certificate.
We are here to help! If you have any questions, please call us toll free at 1-800-962-7698. If you are ready to begin importing your vehicle, proceed to STEP 2.