Foothills Toyota

Canadian Buyers

 

Foothills is happy to serve our Canadian neighbors. Below is some information regarding purchasing your vehicle in Washington State.

 


BEFORE YOU IMPORT

 

  • Verify the vehicle branding history.
  • Obtain all Recall clearance documents.  There can be no open recalls on the vehicle.
  • Canadian importers should be aware of the costs that come with purchasing a vehicle in the US:  

 

*$195.00 + GST for vehicles entering through a border crossing in any province,

 

*195.00 + GST and QST for vehicles entering through a border crossing in Quebec.

Use the link below to help determine your final cost:

   http://www.riv.ca/CostConsiderations.aspx 

 

AT THE BORDER

 

US Customs and Border Protection requires at least 72 hours (three business days) advance notice before any self-propelled vehicle is permanently exported from the United States.  The vehicle must be presented to US Customs and Border Protection at the time of export.  US Customs and Border Protection recommends that you contact the border crossing directly to detirmine all required documentation needed and the hours of operation.

 

CANADA BORDER SERVICE AGENCY

 

The CBSA will check documentation to ensure that you have the required documentation including title and registration or proof of ownership.  You will need to supply the vehicle import form required by your province or territory to license the vehicle.  The CBSA will also facilitate the payment of the non-refundable RIV fee.

 

Please keep in mind that you need two pieces of ID to purchase a car at Foothills Toyota.  Passport, Driver's License or any official picture ID counts as one piece.  In addition, you must provide one of the following that shows the out-of-state address:

  • Current residential rental agreement
  • Property tax statement from the current or previous year
  • Utility bill, dated within the two previous months
  • State income tax return from the previous year
  • Voter's registration card
  • Current credit report 

For more information, please contact the US Customs Border Protection Agency:

 

Service Port Blaine:  http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/toolbox/contacts/ports/wa/3004.xml

 

Port of Entry - Sumas: http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/toolbox/contacts/ports/wa/3009.xml


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.  Contact us using the form below and we will get back with you shortly.

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