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Import Vehicles to the US

We understand Businesses!

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Do you have any questions shipping a car to the US?
Are you facing lots of questions that you are not sure how to answer?

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Following are some simple rules, directions and best practices we have collected over the years, designed to help you importing vehicles to the US:

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  1. Advise your customer to collect all the paperwork he/she has, proving the car is a US version (Title or Letter of Conformity from the manufacturer).
  2. For vehicles previously owned by the shipper and shipped from the U.S. by the returning importer, the ownership names must match the consignee of the shipment on the vehicle Title and Registration.
  3. If the customer or you are not sure about the car version, contact one of the manufacturer dealers (Find over the internet), and they will be able to confirm it using the car vin number.
  4. Every vehicle import has to conform with the Department of Transportation (DOT), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations.

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The customers will have to fill up the following documents:

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EPA – 3520-1

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DOT – HS-7

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A non-U.S. resident can import a vehicle for a period of up to 1 year as a tourist, but no extension will be allowed. The importer is required to obtain a permission letter prior to shipping the vehicle from the EPA.
Vehicles that are 25 years old, accompanied by the original title are exempted from EPA / DOT regulations.
Once the car entered the US, the customer will have to register it in the US.For further advice, don’t hesitate contacting us.

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IMPORTANT!!! We strongly recommend that you ship only U.S. version vehicles (labeled/manufactured in the US), because of the expenditure and potential difficulties involved with importing a Non-U.S. version vehicle.  Press HERE for more information information.

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There are three easy ways to find out whether or not the vehicle you would like to buy has US car specifications:

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  1. Open the door on the driver’s side of the vehicle. Inside of the doorjamb, you will find the FMVSS sticker or placard. This will display several pieces of information, such as the manufacturing date, as well as a legend affirming that the vehicle complies with all applicable standards, which were in force on the date the vehicle was manufactured. Only vehicles with US car specifications will have this sticker.
  2. Another way to find out if a vehicle has US car specifications is to inspect the vehicle’s headlights and taillights. If the vehicle hasn’t already undergone any headlight modifications (which are required in many European countries before vehicle registration can take place), you will find the three letters: “DOT,” as well as an identification number, stamped on the surface of the lighting enclosure.
  3. Finally, you may also use the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), which is normally located on the bottom corner of the windshield on the driver’s side, to identify if the vehicle has US car specifications. All vehicles manufactured after 1981 will have this 17-digit VIN. Getting a Vehicle History Report will provide you with all the relevant information about the vehicle. Press HERE for report.

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Yours,

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The Nobel Team

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