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November 22, 2012 7:20 PM Subscribe
Have you imported a 16+ year old vehicle from the US to Canada (BC)? What was the experience like and roughly how much did it end up costing?
posted by Mitheral to travel & transportation (2 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm considering flying down to Arizona; buying a vehicle; and then driving it home for either use or resale. I'd be buying something older than the 15 year cut off for exemption from meeting MVSS standards.
It looks like I should be able to:
- Buy road worthy car after confirming clean clear title
- Email the US border crossing I intend to cross into Canada making sure to attach a copy of the title.
- Drive to the US Border crossing arriving no sooner than 72 hours after email.
- Have the US Border agents stamp the title.
- Proceed to Canadian border crossing where I'll present the stamped title, bill of sale, and a certificate of insurance.
- Fill out Form 1 and pay fee (How much?)
- Pay GST, BC PST, and RIV Fee.
- Wait for form 2 to arive and then take that to RIV inspection centre.
- Have BC Safety inspection performed
- Take forms 1, 2, and safety inspection to ICBC. Pay registeration and licencing fees. Drive Car.
Is there a big gotcha lurking to cost me thousands of dollars and days of time?
Bonus Question: Where do I get a certificate of insurance for a car that hasn't been safety inspected in BC? Is it just a regular multi day permit? Or is it something I can buy in Arizona?