Foreign Import Registration
All imported vehicles, along with the required support documents and the out-of-province licence plates, must be presented at the time of vehicle registration. Here are some important points to keep in mind:
- Vehicles imported from the U.S. or a foreign country must be processed by Canada Border Services Agency before they can be registered.
- Documents in a language other than English must be accompanied by a certified English translation.
- Provincial Sales Tax (PST) must be paid at the time of registration unless you qualify for exemption.
- Once your vehicle has been registered, you must purchase a B.C. licence and insurance or a Temporary Operation Permit before operating the vehicle on highway.
Click here to check the Checklist of Out-of-Province Vehicle Registration