Cross-border Customs

Paperwork, filing, and documentation

Here at Fidelity Auto Shipping, we have streamlined the process and integrated everything into an all in one service to make everything simple. We make the import/export process as easy as possible. 

Auto shipping to and from Canada is a bit more complex than it seems. While the US and Canada are on very good terms and are part of NAFTA, there is still quite a bit of issues to deal with when importing a car into Canada and the U.S.A. Canada has its own set of car regulations; while they mostly parallel US regulations and cars that are street legal in the US will generally be so in Canada, there are a few select that will not be able too. In addition, there are customs issues to deal with; Border agents at customs will require a copy of the the proper documents to be faxed to the border crossing three days in advance before letting it leave the country and Canadian authorities will want to make sure that any recall issues have been addressed for importation. You may also need to pay Canadian sales tax (GST or HST) on the car. Not everyone with a car hauler behind their truck can handle those issues, so choosing a veteran car shipper is vital.

There are different rules and regulations pertaining if you want to permanently import your vehicle into Canada or the USA, and temporarily import your vehicle into Canada or the USA. Please choose your shipping scenario and click the tabs accordingly to see how it works. Please also use our check list to make sure all documentation is correct and has been received. It contains information to help explain the processes and different forms needed to import/export your vehicle across border. Keep in mind most of this will be taken care of by us, so don't be overwhelmed by the wealth of information below. If you have any questions of course, just give us a call. We'll be happy to assist you in your vehicle transport process. 

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