Worried about the hefty costs that need to be paid at the time of customs clearance? Well, there are some, but depending on your situation and vehicle, they can be more or less. A professional auto transport service provider can help you with everything and may even have the fees reduced. But to get a general idea of things, read the guide below.
The Cost at Point of Entry to CBSA:
When your vehicle that is being imported to Canada reaches the border, you will have to provide some documents as per your vehicle type. Now you can either declare the goods being shipped in person at the point of entry or arrange for an agent (car shipping company) to declare the goods on your behalf. Here are a few documents required:
Now, these were the documents you need to provide. If we talk about the costs then:
These are the fees you need to pay at the point of entry to the Canadian Border Services Agency aka CBSA. There are some more to be paid to RIV; let’s see them below.
RIV Registration Costs:
Once your car is inside Canada, it will have to be registered with the Registrar of Imported Vehicles (RIV). These can be paid by cheque, credit/debit card, and money order.
You can find more details about the costs at the official website of CBSA.
Exemptions From the RIV:
There are some conditions in which your car will be exempted from the RIV tax. Have a look at them below:
You can find a full detailed version of the exemptions here on the official website of the Registrar of Imported Vehicles.
We suggest taking the above-mentioned fees and guidelines with a grain of salt because regulations keep changing. Depending on when you’re reading this guide, things may or may not change
So it’s better to have knowledge of these things to know what to expect when importing the car into Canada, but getting help from a professional car shipping company will help you understand all the latest guidelines.