Vehicle Importer

Looking to import a car or vehicle? No problem. Follow the 3 steps below.

Step 1

Determine if your car is eligible for import into the United States and/or Canada.

If your vehicle is older than 25 years proceed to Step 2, Set-Up Account.

If your vehicle is newer than 25 years determine whether or not required labels/stickers exist on your car.

  1. The EPA vehicle emissions label, known as “Vehicle Emission Control Information,” is located under the hood of lightweight vehicles and trucks. It indicates the type of fuel used, miles-per-gallon rating, fuel consumption level, fuel costs, and emission ratings. The label also contains the manufacturer’s name and trademark and an unconditional statement of compliance with EPA emission regulations.Example as shown below:

  2. The DOT certification label, usually located in the vehicle driver’s side door post, verifies that the vehicle meets all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and allows CBP to grant importation approval. Example as shown below:

Note: Most Canadian vehicles are admissible under blanket eligibility, but exceptions exist. You may need to email the manufacturer by looking them up on the NHTSA site and requesting an affidavit for eligibility. If that doesn’t work you will need to work with a Registered Importer the same way as international non-conforming vehicles would.

If you do not have these required labels/stickers on your car, you must request and obtain an affidavit of eligibility from the manufacturer of your car (see pg.6).

If you do not have these required labels/stickers, and cannot obtain an affidavit of eligibility – we cannot help. If you are still wanting to proceed with importing your car, you must work with a Registered Importer to successfully import your car.


Step 2

Set-up Your Account.

Step 3

Provide Vehicle Docs & Ship your Vehicle.

Additional Resources

Access our Ultimate Guides on How to Import Vehicles.

Track Your Shipments

Every minute counts, and a minute’s delay can disrupt your supply chain schedule and impact your business. We’ve made it easy to track your shipments in real-time and account for any delays with our online, self-service PARS and PAPS trackers.