U.S. vehicle export requirements

CBP regulations require the exporter of a self-propelled vehicle (including Snowmobiles, ATV's, and Motorcycles) to submit all export documents to the Port of Entry from which the vehicle will be exported, at least 4 business days prior to the export date.

All trailers and temporary exports do not require export notification.

US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP)

CBP recommends that you contact the designated U.S. customs export office, where you plan to cross into Canada, to verify the documentation required and their hours of operation. Each export office operates differently, it is best to contact the port of export for more information on their hours of operation and export requirements.

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Border crossing:

CBP regulations require the following at US border points:

  1. Automated Export System (AES)
    Select and authorize a US agent (e.g. AutoExports.us, Freight Forwarder, Broker etc.) to electronically file your vehicle export information to the AES on your behalf. The vehicle must be on US soil to complete this process.

    The authorized agent will provide you with your unique Internal Transaction Number (ITN).

    It is important to consider the ITN processing time, when determining your vehicle export date.

  2. CBP Notification
    The US Export Office requires a minimum of 4 business days notification that a self-propelled vehicle is being exported. Please note that each port has their designated export office. Generally, the exporter must provide the following to the US export office:
    • Proof of Ownership: Certificate of Title or Bill of Sale
    • U.S. Customs Shipper’s Export Declaration (SED) that contains your unique ITN number

  3. Stop at the CBP Export Office
    Following the instructions specified by the US export office, the vehicle must be physically presented to U.S. Customs on the export date.

For more information, visit U.S. Census and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

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