If you’re a Canadian buyer looking to purchase a pre-owned Lexus in the U.S. and import it back to Canada, Lexus of Seattle is the dealership for you! Our LEXUS DEALER NEAR SHORELINE, WA, has assisted hundreds of Canadian citizens with purchasing vehicles in the States and return with them north of the border. When you’re considering bringing a pre-owned Lexus or a used model from another make into Canada, you can turn to the Lexus of Seattle staff with any and all of your questions and concerns.

To get a head start on determining whether purchasing in the U.S. and importing into Canada is the right choice for you, we’ve outlined the steps involved below. Take a look, then get in touch with Lexus of Seattle to let us guide you each step of the way!

Please Note: Only pre-owned Lexus and non-Lexus pre-owned vehicles can be imported into Canada

Before you Import

Verify vehicle branding history

Obtain all Recall clearance documents. There can be no open recalls on the vehicle.

Importers should be aware of the costs associated with importing a vehicle from the United States.

*$195.00 + GST for vehicles entering through a border crossing in any province
*195.00 + GST and QST for vehicles entering through a border crossing in Quebec

Contact us to help determine your final cost.

At the Border
U.S. Customs and Border Protection requires at least 72 hours (three business days) advance notice before any self-propelled vehicle is permanently exported from the United States. The vehicle must be presented to U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the time of export. U.S. Customs and Border Protection recommends that you contact the border crossing directly to determine all documentation required and the hours of operation.

Canada Border Services Agency
The CBSA will check documentation to ensure you have the required documentation including title, documents, registration or proof of ownership. You will need to supply the vehicle import form required by your province or territory to license the vehicle. The CBSA will also facilitate the payment of the non-refundable RIV fee.

Please keep in mind you need 2 pieces of ID to purchase a car at Lexus of Seattle
Passport, Driver’s License or any official picture ID counts as one
The second piece of ID must be one of the following showing the out-of-state address:
A current residential rental agreement
A property tax statement from the current or previous year
A utility bill, dated within the two previous months
A state income tax return from the previous year
A voter’s registration card
A current credit report

If required ID is missing at time of delivery, a fee of 10 percent of the purchase price will be assessed until correct documentation is received.
Consider a Transport Carrier to deliver your vehicle and avoid travel and hotel costs.
Complete your Transaction and FAX your Purchase Order and Vehicle/Equipment Export Worksheet (Download PDF) to the US Customs Border Protection Agency
Wait the 3-Day processing period
For questions and more information: Contact the US Customs Border Protection Agency listed below.

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Service Port-Blaine
Port Information
Port Code: 3004
Location Address: 9901 Pacific Highway
Blaine, WA 98230
Mailing Address: Same As Above
General Phone: (360) 332-2632
General Fax: (360) 332-2639
Operational Hours: Twenty Four (24) Hours A Day
Seven Days A Week (7)

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Port Of Entry-Sumas
Port Information
Port Code: 3009
Location Address: 103 Cherry Street
Sumas, WA 98295
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 100
Sumas, WA 98295
General Phone: (360) 988-2971
General Fax: (360) 988-6300
Operational Hours: Twenty Four (24) Hours A Day
Seven Days A Week (7)