Welcome to the Registrar of Imported Vehicles

The Registrar of Imported Vehicles (RIV) was created to establish and maintain a system of registration, inspection and certification to Canadian standards of vehicles originally manufactured for distribution in the U.S. market that are being permanently imported into Canada.

This web site provides access to information regarding vehicle admissibility, the importation process and the RIV program.

Vehicles subject to the RIV Inspection include but are not limited to:
Trailers, Restricted-use Motorcycles, ATV’s, snowmobiles and low-speed vehicles

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