Since there are several different government agencies that regulate Canada car shipping, importing a vehicle tends to be more time-consuming.
All 5 of these organizations must approve your vehicle:
- Canada Border Services Agency
- Transport Canada
- Canadian Food Inspection Agency
- Environment and Climate Change Canada
- US Customs Border Protection
If your car meets these requirements, it must be on Transport Canada’s list of admissible vehicles and pass the Registrar of Imported Vehicles inspection before it can be imported. Importing a vehicle that will not be admissible could be a costly mistake. This is why we recommend working with the best Canadian car shipping in & near Surrey, BC, to avoid paying unwanted penalties.
Before we start the auto-import to Canada in & near Surrey, BC, we need to make sure your car is admissible. To do this, we contact the Registrar of Imported Vehicles (RIV), an agency contracted by Transport Canada to administer a national program to make sure that imported vehicles comply with Canada’s safety standards.
We know all about the RIV program, vehicle admissibility, RIV exemptions, vehicle modification requirements, recall clearance information, and vehicle branding history. It does sound like a lot, and it sure is, so if you decide to do the auto-import to Canada by yourself, prepare for unwanted complications that could turn the process even more challenging. But if you want to enjoy a smooth process and get your car keys at your doorstep, trust our auto importers.
We will require some documents from you before we can arrange car import in Canada. The form below shows all the things we need to make sure your car meets Canadian import laws:
Also keep in mind that, for auto import to Canada from the US, you must submit the necessary documentation to US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at least 72 hours before you intend to export the car.
Assuming that your documentation is accurate and complete, a US Customs and Border Protection official will begin the export check within 72 hours of receipt (exports are generally made Monday through Friday, excluding holidays). However, you should contact the customs office where you plan to cross directly in order to verify their operating hours).
US Customs requires the vehicle and original documents to be presented in person by the owner/agent of the vehicle at the port of export upon leaving the U.S. Check the U.S. port to ensure that it is capable of processing vehicle exports. In case you decided that this is too much and need an auto import to Canada in & near Surrey, BC, we are here to help. Since there are many parties involved, unexpected complications could lead to delays, storage costs, or even penalties.
If you need more information or quotes for importing cars or help with importing a vehicle to the United States from Canada, feel free to call us at +1-844-505-1555 so that we can help you with auto-import to Canada. With Bidbuy Importers, you can be certain that your vehicle will be well taken care of.
We also have an office in Surrey BC.