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Entering US for firs time - Can i bring my car

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5 minutes ago, Yan_Inna said:

Your registration and insurance. You can drive here on US if you’re from Canada

The issue is the car would need to be imported since they are immigrating.

One can only drive in the US on a foreign driver's license in accordance with state laws. Usually, once establishes residency (which is different from permanent resident as an immigration status), they must obtain a state driver's license.

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~~Moved to the Canada forum, form K1 P&P - As the OP's question is similar to many other Canadians wanting to bring their car.~~


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In order to immigrate with your car you’re going to need a compliance letter (and your car will need to be in compliance with US regulations). There’s some other steps but tbh my car wasn’t compliant so I stopped at this step.

 

There’s a couple posts dedicated to this in here; I would do a search and read up. 

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Is it possible to NOT import my vehicle. For example,  Im moving in 5 days. My fiance is coming to get me , we were going to load up both of our vehicles and be on our way. Is it possible for me to NOT import my car, and instead return to Canada after i get my green card and sell it in Canada. I will be back here visiting lots because I`m only 8 hours away (MIchigan to Ontario)

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18 hours ago, Canadiancubicle said:

Is it possible to NOT import my vehicle. For example,  Im moving in 5 days. My fiance is coming to get me , we were going to load up both of our vehicles and be on our way. Is it possible for me to NOT import my car, and instead return to Canada after i get my green card and sell it in Canada. I will be back here visiting lots because I`m only 8 hours away (MIchigan to Ontario)

Sure but check your insurance as you may not be eligible, your premiums may change, etc, if you want to drive this car while not being a Canadian resident.  Also if you have a lien on the car, you may be violating the terms of the loan if you drive to the USA and are no longer a Canadian resident. 


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2 hours ago, Mevora said:

I am in a similar situation. I want to keep my car for few months . It's a US car that was imported back into Canada. I think I can keep it for 12 months without properly importing it

Yeah you have a year to import it BUT you cant register or insure it in the USA without importing it. 


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Just now, Mevora said:

I mean I'll take my car with myself and then after a year will see if I need to import it to US formally or sell it as it is 

That's what I mean... you won't be able to drive it? You can't register it  or insure it in the USA without importing it, and as a non-Canadian resident you can't keep it registered or insured in Canada. 


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11 minutes ago, Mevora said:

I mean I'll take my car with myself and then after a year will see if I need to import it to US formally or sell it as it is 

How do you plan to insure it?  You will not be a resident of Canada, so your Canadian insurer will not cover someone living and driving in the US.  Your Canadian insurance will become invalid once you immigrate to the US.  You will need new insurance in the US and you can not get it without importing the car.  

You can't have your cake and eat it too.  Pick between 1) importing and US insurance or 2) not importing and driving with invalid insurance.  

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