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Hi all,

I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of my approved K-1 visa. But I am wondering if anyone has had any issues bringing their Canadian car across the border when you made the move to the States. It has new stickers and passed inspection test. Anything I should be aware of before I get there? Thank you!

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Do you have your letter of compliance? Is your vehicle financed or do you own it? If it's financed, you need a letter from your bank saying you can export it. (This might also cause problems trying to register your car in your new state, so check the requirements there too.)


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I'd go back to the Canadian forum, we've got a few car import threads.


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I actually just did this in April 22, 2015. I was missing the US door sticker on a 2013. You can get all the Canadian Inspections you want done on your car. You require a compliance letter from the manufacturer of the vehicle. It has to have a sticker on the door US DOT and the US Emission under the hood. They will let you through customs but will not inspect your car or give you that form to import. You have 90 days to get all the stuff done then. Not a lot of time...trust me. If they don't have both you have 2 options. (1) Have to imported car by a broker...Big $$$$. or (2) wait until you get where your going and import it by the DMV Inspector (cost $0 and takes them 10-15 mins). You can't do this until you have a state license for which the state that you will be living in. To get that license, you must have a SSN, proof of insurance, and proof of your residence (I used my marriage certificate because I was married in the US). Then you get the vehicle road inspected by the state you live in. Then once you get your permanent license (not the temp paper) you can go to the DMV and register your vehicle with your state inspection, proof of insurance, and your permanent drivers license. You pay the fees and have then successfully jumped all the necessary hoops required by the wonderful government to import and register you vehicle. I crossed the border on April 22, arrived to my destination on April 25. I just finished this process last Wednesday June 24, 2015. (60 days of struggling) Hustle when you get where your going and get right at it.

P.S. If you arrive at a DMV and they tell you they don't do those inspections, go home and call the DMV. That is what I had to do. I also went to the police station to make sure my information was right.

Welcome to the....err ....GOOD LUCK

Edited by Bonnie&Bob

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I actually just did this in April 22, 2015. I was missing the US door sticker on a 2013. You can get all the Canadian Inspections you want done on your car. You require a compliance letter from the manufacturer of the vehicle. It has to have a sticker on the door US DOT and the US Emission under the hood. They will let you through customs but will not inspect your car or give you that form to import. You have 90 days to get all the stuff done then. Not a lot of time...trust me. If they don't have both you have 2 options. (1) Have to imported car by a broker...Big $$$$. or (2) wait until you get where your going and import it by the DMV Inspector (cost $0 and takes them 10-15 mins). You can't do this until you have a state license for which the state that you will be living in. To get that license, you must have a SSN, proof of insurance, and proof of your residence (I used my marriage certificate because I was married in the US). Then you get the vehicle road inspected by the state you live in. Then once you get your permanent license (not the temp paper) you can go to the DMV and register your vehicle with your state inspection, proof of insurance, and your permanent drivers license. You pay the fees and have then successfully jumped all the necessary hoops required by the wonderful government to import and register you vehicle. I crossed the border on April 22, arrived to my destination on April 25. I just finished this process last Wednesday June 24, 2015. (60 days of struggling) Hustle when you get where your going and get right at it.

P.S. If you arrive at a DMV and they tell you they don't do those inspections, go home and call the DMV. That is what I had to do. I also went to the police station to make sure my information was right.

Welcome to the....err ....GOOD LUCK

I just called my Ford Dealership and I can get a US emissions test but they said they aren't sure about the DOT sticker, I've been searching around and so far I cant' find anything as to whether I can get that sticker in Canada.

Is it only possible to get that sticker in the US?


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