If you plan on shipping your car from Canada to the U.S. there are several regulations you’ll need to comply with. Not everyone wants or, indeed, can drive their own car to its destination. There are several options available to you, including hiring a shipping company, asking a family member or friend to drive the car, or hiring someone who offers this service
as an individual.
The most safe and stress-free option is to hire a reliable shipping company. Professional Car Carriers provide car shipping and auto transport services across Canada and the U.S. for many years.
First you need to understand a few things before you decide to hire a company:
1. How long can your car be in the U.S.?
Canadians can have their car in the U.S. for up to one year with Canadian registration and a Canadian driver’s licence, after which you will have to get a U.S. registration and insurance, meet U.S. environmental standards and pay duty on importing the vehicle.
2. Licensing and Insurance
You’ll need to look after the following items before you decide to move your vehicle:
Driver’s License and Registration: Make sure you renew your driver’s license and vehicle registration before you move your car to the U.S.
Car Insurance: Did you know that most auto insurers in Canada limit the amount of time you can have your car outside Canada to 6 months, but this can vary so, be sure to check with your insurance company and read your policy?
After you check it you may need to purchase supplemental auto insurance for long term stays in the U.S or notify your insurer about taking your vehicle outside Canada for extended periods.
3. What paperwork do we need from you to get your car over the border?
Checklist of paperwork that we will need from you:
1. 3299 Form – Declaration for Free Entry of Unaccompanied Articles that accurately lists all of the personal items in your car.
2. A photocopy of your passport or driver’s license
3. Copy of your birth certificate document
4. A copy of your vehicle ownership registration
5. Letter of your permission to take your car across the U.S. border
Of course, there are many steps involved in shipping your vehicle from Canada to the United States. Professional Car Carriers will take care of everything. We will deliver your vehicle safely, on schedule, and to the right location in the United States. We will make the whole process as simple as possible.
If you need help with car shipping from Canada to the U.S:
You just need to request a quote and one of our shipping representatives will go over your request and determine the best course of action to help save you time and money. Our company is fully licensed and insured, so you don’t need to worry about your car during the transportation, we’ve got you covered. Get a free quote, or call us today to get the best offer