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Car registration when visiting Canada?

Old Aug 20th 2003, 4:36 am
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XXX
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US citizen planning to visit Canada for a couple of weeks.

What if I have just bought a car, and it has a valid temporary (30 day)
registration in the rear window, but I do not have actual license plates on it
when I get to the canadian border from the US? (waiting for the plates to come
in the mail)

The plates will be mailed to me, and could even be mailed to a Canadian address
if necessary so that the vehicle would have plates by the time it left Canada.

If the temporary tag is valid when I hit the border, would there be any problem?
 
Old Aug 20th 2003, 5:25 am
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"XXX" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > US citizen planning to visit Canada for a couple of weeks.
    > What if I have just bought a car, and it has a valid temporary (30 day)
    > registration in the rear window, but I do not have actual license plates
on it
    > when I get to the canadian border from the US? (waiting for the plates to
come
    > in the mail)
    > The plates will be mailed to me, and could even be mailed to a Canadian
address
    > if necessary so that the vehicle would have plates by the time it left
Canada.
    > If the temporary tag is valid when I hit the border, would there be any
problem?

No, you won't have any problems. Just be sure to carry the vehicle's
registration papers with you, and more importantly, bring a passport (or
birth certificate and government issued photo ID like a driver's licence).
Both the US and Canada are very strict in requiring proof of citizenship
before allowing you to cross their borders since 9/11.

I have waited in line myself at the border many times behind cars with
temporary registrations taped in their windows, and they have made a normal
entry. Enjoy your visit to Canada!

Laurie in BC
 
Old Aug 20th 2003, 8:39 am
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Gorgonzola2924
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On Wed, 20 Aug 2003 16:36:44 GMT, XXX <[email protected]> wrote:

    >US citizen planning to visit Canada for a couple of weeks.
    >What if I have just bought a car, and it has a valid temporary (30 day)
    >registration in the rear window, but I do not have actual license plates on it
    >when I get to the canadian border from the US? (waiting for the plates to come
    >in the mail)
    >The plates will be mailed to me, and could even be mailed to a Canadian address
    >if necessary so that the vehicle would have plates by the time it left Canada.
    >If the temporary tag is valid when I hit the border, would there be any problem?

That depends. Are you coming to Nova Scotia, and if so are you black?
John
 
Old Aug 20th 2003, 2:17 pm
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Regggie
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damm straight you will have problems!!!!dont listen to laurie as the
plate reader at the customs booth will not read the plate as their is
none----then you will have delays certainly coming into canada and
always when returning to the US as they will have to check if car is
stolen or not. Have fun waiting especially at detroit etc In fact in
canada with a temp plate you can have problems in other provinces.

"Half-Canadian" wrote:
    > "XXX" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    >
    >>US citizen planning to visit Canada for a couple of weeks.
    >>What if I have just bought a car, and it has a valid temporary (30 day)
    >>registration in the rear window, but I do not have actual license plates
    >
    > on it
    >
    >>when I get to the canadian border from the US? (waiting for the plates to
    >
    > come
    >
    >>in the mail)
    >>The plates will be mailed to me, and could even be mailed to a Canadian
    >
    > address
    >
    >>if necessary so that the vehicle would have plates by the time it left
    >
    > Canada.
    >
    >>If the temporary tag is valid when I hit the border, would there be any
    >
    > problem?
    >
    > No, you won't have any problems. Just be sure to carry the vehicle's
    > registration papers with you, and more importantly, bring a passport (or
    > birth certificate and government issued photo ID like a driver's licence).
    > Both the US and Canada are very strict in requiring proof of citizenship
    > before allowing you to cross their borders since 9/11.
    >
    > I have waited in line myself at the border many times behind cars with
    > temporary registrations taped in their windows, and they have made a normal
    > entry. Enjoy your visit to Canada!
    >
    > Laurie in BC
    >
    >
 
Old Aug 20th 2003, 4:40 pm
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Bryan Kellar
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Hi there!

I had exactly the same question for the group last November, before a trip
up with my "new" car with 30-day Oregon tags. I was simply asked if I knew
what my plate number was, and I read it off the back window through the rear
view mirror. He typed it in -- no problem whatever.

For the record, when I returned to the US 10 days later, the US agent at the
border actually walked to the back of the car to look at the tag. Again, he
didn't even question it -- just punched it into the computer, and I was off.

And.... Laurie had given me the straight scoop on that occasion, thanks!

Bryan in Oregon


"XXX" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    > US citizen planning to visit Canada for a couple of weeks.
    > What if I have just bought a car, and it has a valid temporary (30 day)
    > registration in the rear window, but I do not have actual license plates
on it
    > when I get to the canadian border from the US? (waiting for the plates to
come
    > in the mail)
    > The plates will be mailed to me, and could even be mailed to a Canadian
address
    > if necessary so that the vehicle would have plates by the time it left
Canada.
    > If the temporary tag is valid when I hit the border, would there be any
problem?


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Old Aug 21st 2003, 1:34 pm
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Regggie
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times has changed Bryan and this is not the west coast buddy-guess you
never crossed the border in Maine or New York state-its not washington
state dude where i crossed last year and the dudes were having a smoke
and had their feet up when i pulled up to the US side at 2am

Bryan Kellar wrote:

    > Hi there!
    >
    > I had exactly the same question for the group last November, before a trip
    > up with my "new" car with 30-day Oregon tags. I was simply asked if I knew
    > what my plate number was, and I read it off the back window through the rear
    > view mirror. He typed it in -- no problem whatever.
    >
    > For the record, when I returned to the US 10 days later, the US agent at the
    > border actually walked to the back of the car to look at the tag. Again, he
    > didn't even question it -- just punched it into the computer, and I was off.
    >
    > And.... Laurie had given me the straight scoop on that occasion, thanks!
    >
    > Bryan in Oregon
    >
    >
    > "XXX" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    >
    >>US citizen planning to visit Canada for a couple of weeks.
    >>What if I have just bought a car, and it has a valid temporary (30 day)
    >>registration in the rear window, but I do not have actual license plates
    >
    > on it
    >
    >>when I get to the canadian border from the US? (waiting for the plates to
    >
    > come
    >
    >>in the mail)
    >>The plates will be mailed to me, and could even be mailed to a Canadian
    >
    > address
    >
    >>if necessary so that the vehicle would have plates by the time it left
    >
    > Canada.
    >
    >>If the temporary tag is valid when I hit the border, would there be any
    >
    > problem?
    >
    >
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Old Aug 23rd 2003, 3:43 am
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Stephen C. Gallagher
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    > US citizen planning to visit Canada for a couple of weeks.
    > What if I have just bought a car, and it has a valid temporary (30 day)
    > registration in the rear window, but I do not have actual license plates
on it
    > when I get to the canadian border from the US? (waiting for the plates to
come
    > in the mail)
    > The plates will be mailed to me, and could even be mailed to a Canadian
address
    > if necessary so that the vehicle would have plates by the time it left
Canada.
    > If the temporary tag is valid when I hit the border, would there be any
problem?

As long as the temporary registration is going to be valid for the
duration of your trip you should be OK. You might want to bring along
the bill of sale or other proof that you did purchase the car, along with
the registration document.

Stephen Gallagher
 

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