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Snowbirds Car Shipping Guide

Most of the snowbirds will want their own car in their destination of choice for the winter, but not everyone wants or, indeed, is able to drive their own vehicle across the country. There are several options available to Canadian snowbirds, including hiring a professional and trustworthy vehicle shipping company.

Professional Car Carriers provides secure, reliable, and affordable snowbirds car shipping services across the border. Excellent customer service and secure vehicle shipping are our top priorities. Our record of safely delivered vehicles speaks to our success at meeting those goals and consistently satisfying our customers. Therefore you can count on us when it comes to delivering your vehicle across the border damage-free and on-time.

Things to know before planning your shipping:

How long can your vehicle stay in the US:

Canadians can leave their auto transport in the U.S. for up to one year with Canadian registration and a Canadian driver’s license. But remember that after a year, you will have to get a U.S. registration and insurance to meet U.S. environmental standards and pay duty on importing the vehicle.

Licensing & Insurance:

Please check the following items before you leave to your winter destination:

  1. Driver’s license and vehicle registration: please make sure you renew your driver’s license and vehicle registration before you leave Canada.
  2. Auto transport insurance: most auto insurers limit the amount of time you can have your vehicle outside Canada to 6 months. Although this can vary please be sure to check with your insurance company and read your

Important Documentation

To avoid issues at the border, you will need to provide the following documents:

1. If your vehicle has personal belongings in it:

  • Make sure to fill out a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Form 3299;
  • Make sure to complete a Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Form E-15 Certificate of Destruction/Exportation that accurately lists all of your personal items to avoid paying duty and taxes on these personal items when you return to Canada in the spring;


2. If you return to Canada in the spring, bring a copy of a completed CBSA Form E-24 Personal Exemption CBSA Declaration listing all of the items being driven back in your vehicle, along with a copy of the completed Form E-15 when your vehicle entered the S;

3. Make sure to have a letter of authorization, a copy of your vehicle ownership registration, insurance, and a photocopy of your passport;

Professional Car Carriers has worked with seasonal vacationers offering to safely ship their vehicles across the border for many years now. Therefore we will assist you in submitting and providing proper documentation ahead of time to alleviate stress, and to ensure that all vehicles are shipped quickly and efficiently.

If you have any questions regarding snowbirds car shipping services, please contact us today at +1 888-755-6888. Or you can get a free quote now and we will get back to you as soon as possible to confirm your booking.

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