Forms and Documents

Moving To Canada

Customs Information

Depending on your status when moving to Canada, you will fall under one of five categories:

1 Returning Resident | 2 Work Permit | 3 Landed/Permanent Resident | 4 Bequest | 5 Seasonal Resident

Please refer to the following link for current customs requirements depending on your status in Canada: http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/menu-eng.html

1. Vehicles

Canadian Citizen-Canadian Plated

No paperwork is required; customs clearance will proceed upon arrival.

Canadian Citizen-US Plated

1. Original title: must be obtained form the Department of Motor Vehicles in the state that the vehicle was registered & plated in. We require a faxed copy to send to the Port of Entry 72 hours prior to the driver's arrival. The ORIGINAL must be in the vehicle during transport.

2. Copy of the Canadian registration or Bill of Sale.

Canadian Citizen-US Plated Vehicle, purchased in the US (while owner on US work permit)

Original title must be in the vehicle during transport. We require a faxed copy to send to the Port of Entry 72 hours prior to the driver's arrival. If there is a lien on a vehicle additional paperwork is required.

If there is a lien on your vehicle we require:

1. A notarized "copy" of the title from the lien holder or notarized print screen from the state DMV.

2. A notarized ORIGINAL letter from the lien holder stating that the vehicle can be imported to Canada.

3. ORIGINAL Recall Letter from the Manufacturer - stating your vehicle does not have any recalls or if it does/has had - they have been completed.

4. BILL OF SALE

US Citizen-US vehicle

Original title must be in the vehicle during transport. We require a faxed copy to send to the Port of Entry 72 hours prior to the driver's arrival. If there is a lien on a vehicle additional paperwork is required.

If there is a lien on your vehicle we require:

1. A notarized "copy" of the title from the lien holder

2. A notarized ORIGINAL letter from the lien holder stating that the vehicle can be in Canada for the length of their stay (letter must be specific).

Note: vehicles cannot be sold or disposed of in Canada; they must be returned to the US upon expiration of your work permit.

2. Plants

Most plants are climate and light sensitive and for this reason QMM/Allied International cannot assume liability for the shipping of live plants. Wherever possible we suggest that you do not ship your plants but give them away instead.

Moving To United States

Returning US Residents we require completed copies of the following no later than day of loading:

1. 3299 (download pdf) - Declaration for Free Entry

2. Passport (clear picture page only) required for each accompanying family member listed on the 3299.

3. Work/Visiting permit in Canada

Work permit

We require completed copies of the following no later than day of loading:

1. 3299 (download pdf) - Declaration for Free Entry

2. Passport (clear picture page only) required for each accompanying family member mentioned on the 3299.

3. Work visa (stamped I94) - this is imperative prior to loading; we are not able to accept load/transport without an active work permit. A Work/Visiting visa is also required for each accompanying family member listed on the 3299

1. Vehicles

US Vehicle - US Plated

1. Form 1 from customs showing vehicle entered Canada

2. Bill of Sale from the US 3. Modification/inspection papers if applicable.

Canadian Vehicle- Canadian Plated

1. DOT form (download form)

2. EPA form (download form)

3. Letter of Compliance from the Manufacturer - please call the manufacturer of your car and have your VIN number handy to request a letter (faxed copy is acceptable)

4. Copy of vehicle registration and insurance (faxed copy is acceptable)

US Vehicle w/Canadian plates

1. letter of compliance will be required, stating vehicle meets all safety requirements of the United States.

2. Plants

Most plants are climate and light sensitive and for this reason QMM/Allied International cannot assume liability for the shipping of live plants. Wherever possible we suggest that you do not ship your plants but give them away instead. Please refer to this link for information on the required Phytosanitary Certificate: http://www.agr.gc.ca/ - plants section.

Moving Outside The United States

To ensure you receive the most accurate customs information, our local agent at your destination will assist with customs clearance procedures and completion of any forms. Please contact us to have your questions answered or to receive general customs information about the country you are moving to.

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