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Importing Car from United States 

muz
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Posted On: 6/6/2015
muz
muz
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Hi,

I am a Permanent Resident of Canada and living in Ontario. My brother is working in New York, USA and he is leaving USA for good. He has 2012 model Nissan Sentra 2.0 SR which he wants to gift me.
As per RIV Canada, the model is admissible to Canada with couple of notes to be followed. Now my questions are as follows:
1. What is the right procedure to be followed to import this Car into Ontario Canada as a gift?
2. Since my brother will gift this car to me, is there any exemption in paying taxes ? And how much Taxes I have to pay If the original cost of the car was CAD20,000/-?
3. If I do not have Ontario driving license at the moment, can I keep that car?

Thanks - MUZ

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Posted On: 6/9/2015
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Hello Muz,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

It is best if you contact the appropriate agencies directly.

You can find some contact information here:

Vehicles manufactured for sale in the United States

Registrar of Imported Vehicles (RIV)
405 The West Mall
Toronto ON M9C 5K7
Telephone: 1-888-848-8240
(toll free in Canada and the United States)
416-626-6812 (all other countries)
Fax: 1-888-346-8235
Web site: www.riv.ca

All other vehicles

Road Safety and Motor Vehicle Regulation Directorate
Transport Canada
Telephone: 1-800-333-0371
(toll free in Canada and the United States)
613-998-8616 (all other countries)
Fax: 613-998-4831
Web site: www.tc.gc.ca

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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