Learn about U.S. cars
If the car is located in the United States, there are a few extra things to consider. First,
make sure to print off the
Buying from the U.S. Checklist to walk you through each step
in detail. Is the car admissible in Canada? Does it require modification? You can check the list for typical modification requirements, or call the Registrar of Imported Vehicles (RIV) at 1-888-848-8240. If it needs modification, you should check with a mechanic for an estimate. And you should check with the manufacturer or dealer of the car to obtain a recall clearance letter to pass the federal inspection.
What are the duty and taxes?
Visit My Border Pro to get a detailed quote for the landed cost of your vehicle, including duty and taxes.
Also, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), responsible for assessing and collecting duties and taxes, can be reached at 1-800-461-9999 (in Canada) or 1-506-636-5064 or 1-204-983-3500 (outside Canada).