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General importation and certification information:

* Importation and Certification FAQs (May 2005)

* Vehicle Importation Guidelines (Canadian) (October 2012)

* Vehicle Importation Guidelines (Non-Canadian) (PDF format)(December 2013)

* List of RIs Who Conform Vehicles Manufactured for Sale in Countries Other Than Canada (Excel format) (December 2013)

* Temporary Vehicle Importation Guidelines (March 2010)

Adobe Acrobat PDF Temporary Vehicle Importation Guidelines (PDF format)(January 2007)

* Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Guidance (December 2009)

What vehicles can be imported?

* List of Nonconforming Vehicles Eligible for Importation (November 2013)

* Vehicles Certified by Their Original Manufacturer as Complying with All Applicable CMVSS (Excel format)(October 2012)

* All Other Vehicles (Excel format)(November 2013)

* Status of Pending Vehicle Import Eligibility Petitions (May 2014)

* Show or Display. Importing a Vehicle for Show or Display Purposes.

* Copy of Federal Register Notice (PDF format)

* How to Import a Motor Vehicle for Show or Display (October 2012)

* Applications

*  Application for permission to import a specific motor vehicle for show or display (PDF format)(July 2003)

*  Application for determination that a motor vehicle is eligible for show or display (PDF format)(July 2003)

* Approved/Disapproved Vehicle List (May 2013)

* List of Vehicles Determined Eligible for Importation for Show or Display (Excel format)(May 2013)

* List of Vehicles Determined Not Eligible for Importation for Show or Display (Excel format)(May 2013)

* Information for Racing
Importing a Vehicle for Racing Purposes.

Who can help with importing?

* List Of Registered Importers (PDF format)(December 2013)

* List of Registered Importers (Excel format)(December 2013)

* List of Importers Whose Registrations have been Suspended or Revoked (PDF format)(December 2013)

* List of Importers Whose Registrations have been Revoked (Excel format)(May 2013)

* List of Importers Whose Registrations have been Suspended (Excel format)(December 2013)

* How To Become A Registered Importer (PDF format)(January 2009)

* Registered Importer NewsLetters

* Payment Of Registered Importer Fees

Forms and special instructions:

* HS-7 Declaration Form (PDF format)(May 2006)

* HS-7 Privacy Act (PDF format)(May 2006)

* HS-474 Bond To Ensure Conformance With Motor Vehicle Safety And Bumper Standards (PDF format)(September 2009)

* FMVSS Booklet (March 1999)
This booklet lists the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards in effect as of December 1998, and provides a brief description of each safety standard. It also provides a brief description of other Federal consumer information regulations and requirements.