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Learn how to import cars from the United States into Canada
Common Questions
Common QuestionsBelow are common questions we've received about our guide or importing a car from the U.S. into Canada in general. Click on the corresponding link for our answer.

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  • What is the most important thing to do when considering importing a car from the States?
  • Can I finance or lease a car when you buy it in the U.S.?
  • Why is leasing not available in Quebec?
  • What is the best way to pay for my new car?
  • Can I use by personal travel exemption to reduce the value of my car purchase?
  • Do documentation requirements vary by US border?
  • What if I can't go down to pick up my new car personally? Can someone else do it for me?
  • What is a Temporary Insurance Binder?
  • Are there any time restrictions for obtaining a Canadian trip permit?
  • Will the US warranty be valid in Canada?
  • Can I drive a US registered vehicle into Canada if I live part-time in the US and part-time in Canada (i.e. I'm a "snowbird")?
  • Why do I need a Recall Clearance Letter?
  • What is a Form 2?
  • Who is responsible for completing the modification work?
  • Who inspects the modification work?



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