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BPBlue
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I have read through the forum and found a lot of great info about registering a car after shipping from the states. However, I have a question I thought maybe someone had run into; If I purchase a car outright in the states, can I bring my bill of sale showing full purchase or do I need to wait to get the title to ship it? (The title takes up to 30 days in our home state). I pay the sales tax in my home state and just the road and duty taxes here right?

Has anyone bought a car and shipped immediately?

Tips?

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stjohnjulie
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I have bought cars and had them shipped immediately but in my case I never registered them in the states. I purchased, had the title signed and notarized by the seller and took the car directly to the port. In both cases, the seller allowed me to hold their registration and insurance until I got the car to the port. Not all sellers will be so kind though. They may be more willing to do that if you use inland freight to transport the car. I did that with one car. If you use a logistics company to help with your shipping and registration here they can help walk you through the process. That's what you pay them for after all 😉 They can also arrange inland freight of the vehicle to the port if you need to do that.

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singlefin
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You’ll have to pay a Customs fee if the car was “manufactured” outside of the USA. It’s sometimes a little tricky, for example I purchased a Ford, but it was “manufactured” in Canada, I therefore had to pay around $2500 extra to Customs.

Some Toyota’s, Hyundai’s ect... are manufactured in the USA and the extra Custom fee is waived.

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Scubadoo
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It’s sometimes a little tricky, for example I purchased a Ford, but it was “manufactured” in Canada, I therefore had to pay around $2500 extra to Customs.

It's all determined by the VIN.

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stjohnjulie
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My all in price was $2,300 for shipping, customs, road tax, registration, and paying the logistics company. That was for a Subaru Impreza with a purchase price of $3000 in FL.

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