Importing a Canadian Vehicle to the USA

Vehicle Importing & Cross Border Shipping

We are your one-stop solution to importing and shipping vehicles from Canada to the United States. Our trusted partners have decade’s of experience helping Canadians import their vehicles. We specialize in helping Canadians not only import vehicles but also properly insuring those vehicles once they are in the United States. We take the stress and worry out of importing your vehicle by walking you through the entire process step by step.

Our Vehicle Importing and Shipping Team

Importing your Canadian vehicle across the border can be a complicated process that requires a professional touch. That’s why we’ve partnered with the experts! Canadian Car Shipping is the leader in streamlining the vehicle import process. After reviewing dozens of shipping companies, we found that Canadian Car Shipping provides the best overall service for a reasonable price, and they’re backed by decades of experience in Canada to US car shipping. From verifying the proper paperwork to vetting drivers and everything in between, they’re your one-stop solution to import your vehicle from Canada to the US.

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Bringing a car from Canada to the US requires multiple steps and specific documentation that is different for every import. Canadian Car Shipping’s experienced team will get the details of your situation and make sure that all the necessary forms are filled out properly and submitted to the correct people. Our team has decades of experience in compliance, and we’re here to help!

The first step in arranging your car shipping from Canada to the US is to get a quote. It’s as simple as filling out our Quote Request form, providing us with as much accurate information as you can. Once our Canadian Car Shipping team receives your request, an agent will review your specific situation and determine how to best meet your needs. They will calculate your all-inclusive price and reach out to you via email with your quote and to answer any questions you may have about the process.

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Why Ship Your Car To The US?

It may seem like a daunting task to arrange to transport your car across the border, but our friends at Canadian Car Shipping take care of all the details for you. When you drive your car from Canada to the US, you put unnecessary wear and tear on your vehicle, waste time and gas waiting in line to be cleared and keep all of your documentation organized and on hand in your car. When you opt to ship your car across the border, we will make sure that everything is taken care of and in order before you head out, so you can hand over the keys to your driver and hop on a plane, and your car will meet you there!

Reasons for Transport

One of the most important factors for transporting a vehicle across the border is the reason for the transport. This determines the forms that need to be filled out, the information that must be provided, and the fees associated with these things. While every situation is different, they all fall under one of the three reasons for bringing a Canadian vehicle into the USA.

Formal Import

● Canadian Registered Vehicle
● Permanently importing into the US
● Common case for relocation, sales, and corporate vehicles

Temporary Import

● Canadian Registered Vehicle
● Will be in US for 1 year or less
● Common case for Snowbirds, extended-stay visiting, or specialty repairs

Returning to US

● US registered vehicle
● Has been in Canada for 1 year or less
● Common case for Snowbirds, extended-stay visiting, or specialty repairs

What Is a Registered Import?

Corporate-owned vehicles or vehicles that are being sold into the US are required to go through a Formal Entry process, including a Registered Import. Registered Imports are very involved and require extensive paperwork. Our partners at Canadian Car Shipping know exactly what to do to make sure that your vehicle is successfully imported and delivered right to your door.

Importing Requirements

Every country has its own set of rules and regulations for vehicles. For example, any vehicle less than 25 years old must meet all of the U.S. safety and emission requirements to be imported, as they are different from Canada’s requirements. You will also need to attain a letter of certification from your vehicle manufacturer that verifies that your vehicle meets all required standards for import. Canadian Car Shipping will review all of this prior to shipping to verify that everything is in order.