Payment and fees

Registrar of Imported Vehicles (RIV) registration fees

Current fees for registering a U.S. imported vehicle in the RIV program are:

  • Vehicles entering the RIV program with a Vehicle Import Form - Form 1
    $195.00 + GST and QST for vehicles entering through a border crossing in Quebec
    $195.00 + GST/HST for vehicles entering through a border crossing in any other province
  • Vehicles entering the RIV program with a Vehicle Imported for Parts Form - Form 3 (parts-only vehicles)
    $70.00 + GST and QST for vehicles entering through a border crossing in Quebec
    $70.00 + GST/HST for vehicles entering through a border crossing in any other province

*Please note that fees are subject to change. The Import Fee is non-refundable.

At the border

The import fee may be facilitated at the Canadian Border Services Agency [CBSA] upon declaration of the vehicle into Canada, this would be subject to the time and availability of the office to facilitate this service. Please note that payment of RIV fees can be made on-line, in person or by mail.

Make an RIV payment

To make a payment on-line with Visa, MasterCard or American Express or debit card, use the RIV secure on-line payment form.

On-line payment by debit card is available through Interac Online. Any individual who uses on-line banking at a participating financial institution can use the Interac Online service.

If you wish to pay your RIV fee in person or prefer to send a money order or cheque, see Contact us for the RIV location and mailing address.

Unpaid registration fees

The Vehicle Import Form – Form 1 is the invoice for the payment of the import fee as outlined under section 17, payment is due at the time of declaration and may be facilitated at the border or may be paid on our website after you have crossed. If a registration fee remains unpaid for 10 days after import, RIV will mail the importer a reminder notice. If full payment has not been received within 45 days (or 1 year for salvage vehicles) after the date of import, Transport Canada and the licensing jurisdictions will be notified of the non-compliance of the vehicle.


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