Imported Foreign Vehicles

There are two ways in which a vehicle may be considered an imported foreign vehicle:

1.  It was manufactured for use in another country

OR

2.  It was previously registered in another country

 

Indicators that a vehicle is an imported foreign vehicle would be any of the following:

      Foreign registration

      Foreign Certificate of Origin

      Foreign Title

      U.S. Customs Entry Documents

 

Imported foreign vehicles are also known as grey market vehicles.

 

New Vehicles from Canada

To title a new vehicle from Canada, a customer must present all of the following:

1.  RMV-1 Form

2.  A Certificate of Origin, containing an acceptable statement of low emissions compliance (NOTE: a "New Vehicle Information Statement" is not acceptable).

3.  Bill(s) of Sale providing a complete chain of transfers and ownerships

4.  One of the following U.S. Customs Entry Forms:

      CF 3299 - Declaration for Free Entry of Unaccompanied Articles

OR

      CF 7501 - Entry Summary

 

*If the owner does not have a U.S. Customs Entry Form, then he/she must call US Customs to learn how to obtain one. If a U.S. Customs Form indicates that the vehicle does not meet U.S. Department of Transportation or Environmental Protection Agency standards, the vehicle cannot be registered or titled, and the customer must call the US Customs office.

 

Used Vehicles from Canada

To title a used vehicle from Canada, a customer must present all of the following:

1.  RMV-1 Form

2.  Original Canadian Province Registration Certificate or previous Certificate of Title if from Nova Scotia (Nova Scotia is the only Canadian province that issues Titles.)

3.  One of the following U.S. Customs Entry Forms:*

      CF 3299 - Declaration for Free Entry of Unaccompanied Articles

OR

      CF 7501 - Entry Summary

4.  Bill(s) of Sale providing a complete chain of transfers and ownerships

 

*If the owner does not have a U.S. Customs Entry Form, then he/she must call US Customs to learn how to obtain one. If a U.S. Customs Form indicates that the vehicle does not meet U.S. Department of Transportation or Environmental Protection Agency standards, the vehicle cannot be registered or titled, and the customer must call the US Customs office.

 

Vehicles from Countries other than Canada

To title an imported foreign vehicle from all foreign countries except Canada, a customer must present all of the following:

1.  RMV-1 Form

2.  Previous Registration

3.  One of the following U.S. Customs Entry Forms*

      CF 3299 - Declaration for Free Entry of Unaccompanied Articles

OR

      CF 7501 - Entry Summary

4.  Bill(s) of Sale providing a complete chain of transfers and ownerships

 

Note: If the registration or Bills of Sale are in a foreign language, the document(s) must be translated. Please see full policy regarding this in the Foreign Language Documents section.

 

*If the owner does not have a U.S. Customs Entry Form, then he/she must call US Customs to learn how to obtain one. If a U.S. Customs Form indicates that the vehicle does not meet U.S. Department of Transportation or Environmental Protection Agency standards, the vehicle cannot be registered or titled, and the customer must call the US Customs office.