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Export car from USA with expired registration by 5 day

Peterpan.tintin

Full Member
Sep 24, 2018
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My car registration is expiring on May 9th before my intent to move to Canada on May 14th
Can I export my Car from USA side with expired registration? I heard, they check title but not registration.
After that I would import car in Canada immediately, will do inspection and registration in canada on same day.
I am fine taking risk of driving car with expired registration until car get registered in Canada. But my main question here is - Can I do export with expired registration?
 

madscientist11

Star Member
Feb 15, 2019
110
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This is fairly unique situation, I doubt someone experience this before.
My guess is you probably can export it, since they don't need state registration during the export process like you said. But they might not let you drive after crossing, and will have to tow it to inspection station. These are just my theory, call the border crossing to verify.
Can you renew your registration with your state before moving, you will have to pay the renewal fees but it is better than taking the risk. Also some states has registration expired at the end of the month, rather than the specific date from when you last registered it. May be you can double check with your local office.
 

mchris007

Newbie
Oct 2, 2019
1
0
Hi, Can you provide a follow up on what happened with your car when exporting from the US and importing to Canada? I'm in a similar situation and would love some advice.

Thanks!
 

nbsara

Newbie
May 26, 2020
1
0
My car registration is expiring on May 9th before my intent to move to Canada on May 14th
Can I export my Car from USA side with expired registration? I heard, they check title but not registration.
After that I would import car in Canada immediately, will do inspection and registration in canada on same day.
I am fine taking risk of driving car with expired registration until car get registered in Canada. But my main question here is - Can I do export with expired registration?
Hi Can you please help ? I am in a similar situation. Due to covid 19 NC state has extent the registrations by 5 months. So I do not need to renew registration. I plan on exporting my car from USA to Canada in a weeks time from when sticker on my plate will expire. Will it cause issue on USA or Canada borders? Please share your experience..
 

smkr7002

Newbie
Aug 25, 2020
3
0
Hi Can you please help ? I am in a similar situation. Due to covid 19 NC state has extent the registrations by 5 months. So I do not need to renew registration. I plan on exporting my car from USA to Canada in a weeks time from when sticker on my plate will expire. Will it cause issue on USA or Canada borders? Please share your experience..

Hey guys, same here - due to Covid registration has been automatically extended though the sticker reads past date. What happened when you crossed the border, were you able to export?
 

smkr7002

Newbie
Aug 25, 2020
3
0
Hi, Can you provide a follow up on what happened with your car when exporting from the US and importing to Canada? I'm in a similar situation and would love some advice.

Thanks!
Any update? Curious to hear if we can cross with Covid-extended registration,