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**Moved from Tax & Finances During US Immigration to Moving to the US and Your New Life In America; topic is moving and shipping stuff to the US**




Maybe I'm missing something here but...why would you ship a Japanese car to the US?? Don't they drive on the left and have the steering wheel on the right hand side? 🤔

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In my opinion it's cheaper to sell furniture and car and buy new ones in the US. Less hustle also. ;)


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35 minutes ago, Whitey1944 said:

I'm a car nut, and this very special Japanese car (limited-edition; more like a motorcycle than a car) is not sold in the US. Unless you're a car freak you wouldn't understand.



To import the car, it must meet US standards.  If it does not, you can not import it.  

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You can import a car into the US, but do research on what is required in advance to see if it is possible.  The car has to meet US safety and emissions standards and if it passes that you may have to pay import taxes as well, all adding to the cost of doing it.  I have done this from Canada to the US and it was a big hassle to get all the paperwork in advance, then at the POE they almost didn't let me in with the car.  I had to ask for a supervisor as the CBP officer was uncomfortable with the level of knowledge I had about policies and procedures for importing a car into the US.  Do your research, you may be able to do it if you really want to.   If it's possible, there's the cost/benefit analysis as well, same for the furniture.  Sometimes sentimental value wins out, especially if you have lots of money.  Good luck!

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How old is your car? If it’s 21 years old it’s exempt from EPA requirements and if it’s over 25 it’s exempt from DOT requirements. (25 years makes it an ‘antique’ 😂) This is how I plan to bring my motorcycle back.



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You might also check if your car is on the list of eligible imports. That would give it immediate DOT eligibility.





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