Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Ailsa Craig, Ontario, Canada
Re: $500 BMW import fee eliminated
Import the bike.
Pay the GST at border. Fill out Vehicle Import Form-Form 1
Pay the RIV fee on line, they will send you an e-mail confirming your case.
After 5 or 6 days they will send you a letter stating that they have not received the recall clearance. They supply a dedicated fax number for recall service.
Fax the Warranty Vehicle Inquiry form, and the work order showing any recall work done if you have it.
They will e-mail their Vehicle Inspection Form.
Take this forms and form 1 to a Canadian Tire, they will inspect, basically write down GVW, fill out, fax and stamp forms.
Get safety check if required.
Take all your forms to licence office, probably pay PST, plate fees.
Enjoy you new ride!
Unfortunately I had my bike at the BMW dealer doing the $500 inspection when they requested the recall form. I faxed the US dealer forms that I had, as the canadian dealer said it would be 20 business days to get the letter from BMW Canada. I had all the required forms when I picked the bike, completed the process that day. I still had to pay the $565. PST and GST to the dealer.
I imported the expecting to pay the $500. They were right about the 20 business days to get the canadian form, but they did not charge me any extra for storing it for me. Funny it only took the US dealer a couple of minutes to print off the form.