There are three steps to importing vehicles to Canada. There are what you have to do before you import the car, requirements at the border, and what to do after the car reaches its destination. Look on the Internet for resources and handy lists to check off the steps when complete.
First find out about the Registrar of Imported Vehicles (RIV) program online. This site will help you determine what cars are allowed in the country and what cars are not. Find out what paper work you need to start the process. Look to see if your vehicle is allowable in the country or any exceptions from the registrar. The car may need to be altered to meet Canadian standards. It is important the vehicle meets Canadian standards.
You can find many resources online. There are three key sites that have most of the information you need. They are the RIV site, the Transport site, and the country’s Border Service Association (CBSA). Also there may be concerns from the export country so go online and look for information from their agencies.
When crossing the border, there may be obligations required of the country you are leaving. Talk to the customs officials of your current country. The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) also has reporting requirements. And the vehicle must be registered with the RIV.
Just like in most countries, once the car reaches its destination, it must be licensed locally. Contact the local agency to achieve that end. It needs to be RIV inspected. Also the car may need further repair or modification to meet Canadian standards.
importing vehicles to canada is very possible. The process does however cost money with fees and related costs. Some vehicles no matter what you do to them will never be allowed in the country. It is very important to research everything necessary, and the online website has lists of cars not permitted entry, and various requirements and exceptions.
You can visit the website http://www.autoimportalberta.com for more helpful information about importing vehicles to canada
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