Importing a Vehicle

Registered Importer Newsletters


REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 64 (PDF, 1.76 MB)
August 8, 2018 - Payment of RI Registration Fee

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 63 (PDF, 205 KB)
December 14, 2017 - Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 138 Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 62 (PDF, 1.76 MB)
September 5, 2017 - Payment of RI Registration Fee

EXCEL FILE OF VEHICLE SUMMARY SHEET WITH CONFORMITY Submission (Excel file)

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 61 (PDF, 101.95 KB)
August 11, 2017 - Request for Conformity Submission in Vehicle Summary Sheet

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 60 (PDF, 106.45 KB)
June 28, 2017 - Required Notification for Changes in RI Business Information

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 59 (PDF, 375 KB)
October 20, 2016 - Recall Responsibilities of Registered Importers Before Submittal of Conformity Packages (Update to No. 32 issued September 2006)

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 58 (PDF, 109.21 KB)
October 4, 2016 - Duty to Hold Nonconforming Vehicles Imported Under Box 3

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 57  (PDF, 48.41 KB)
September 21, 2016 - Payment of RI Registration Fee

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 56 (PDF, 2.30 MB)
August 9, 2016 - Maintenance of RI Registration

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 55 (PDF, 175.41 KB)
July 27, 2016 - Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 138 Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (Update to No. 50 issued February 2015)

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 54 (PDF, 125.59 KB)
January 19, 2016 = Importing Canadian-Certified Vehicles Missing Required Certification Labels

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 53 (PDF, 176 KB)
October 21, 2015 - Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 138 Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (Update to No. 50 issued February 2015)

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 52 (PDF, 2.32 MB)
September 4, 2015 - Maintenance of RI Registration

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 51 (PDF, 42.27 KB)
August 21, 2015 - Request for Vehicle Summary Sheet

EXCEL FILE OF VEHICLE SUMMARY SHEET (Excel file)

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 50 (PDF, 178.93 KB)
February 2, 2015 - Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 138 Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 49 (PDF, 76.73 KB)
October 3, 2014 - New Registered Importer Fees; Payment of Renewal Fee for FY 2015

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 48 (PDF, 2.35 MB)
August 28, 2014 - Maintenance of RI Registration

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 47 (PDF, 45.60 KB)
August 18, 2014 - Ineligible Canadian Market Vehicles

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 46 (PDF, 2.30 MB)
September 3, 2013 - Maintenance of RI Registration

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 45 (PDF, 987.10 KB)
May 3, 2013 - Revisions to Suggested Statement of Conformity Form

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 44 (PDF, 29.39 KB)
September 7, 2012 - Maintenance of RI Registration

RI FINAL FEE RULE 77 FR 50637 DATED AUGUST 22, 2012 (PDF, 223.73 KB)

PART 592.5(F) & 592.6(L) YEARLY STATEMENT OF REGISTERED IMPORTER OR NOTIFICATION OF BUSINESS CHANGE (PDF, 1.16MB)

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 43 (PDF, 30.54 KB)
September 7, 2012 - Notice of Additional Information Needed to Be Included in Import Eligibility Petitions and Reminders Concerning the Content and Submission of Conformity Packages

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 42 (PDF, 107.03 KB)
September 2, 2011 - Notice of Recent Amendments to RI Regulations and Changes in Requirements for Maintenance of Ri Registration

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 41 (PDF, 26.44 KB)
August 23, 2011 - Maintenance of RI Registration

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 40 (PDF, 14.37 KB)
December 1, 2010 - Import Eligibility Petitions for Right-Hand Drive (RHD) Vehicles

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 39 (PDF, 11 KB)
August 12, 2010 - Maintenance of RI Registration

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 38 (PDF, 11.65 KB)
November 18, 2009 - Ineligible Canadian Market Vehicles

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 37 (PDF, 175.41 KB)
September 10, 2009 - Maintenance of RI Registration

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 36 (PDF, 11.04 KB)
September 15, 2008 - Maintenance of RI Registration

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 35
September 4, 2007 - Maintenance of RI Registration

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 34
August 23, 2007 - Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard - 49 CFR Part 541

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No.33 (PDF, 59.44 KB)

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 32
September 2006 - Recall Responsibilities of Registered Importers

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 31
September 1, 2006 - Maintenance of RI Registration

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 30
September 6, 2006 - New Registered Importer Fees

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 29
June 2, 2006 - Revisions to Suggested Statement of Conformity Form

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 28
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 
Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance
May 1, 2006 - Revised HS-7 Declaration Form

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 27
February 16, 2006 - Registered Importer Registrations Revoked

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 26
December 14, 2005 - FMVSS No. 208 Occupant Crash Protection

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 25
September 2005 = Maintenance of RI Registration

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 24
May 5, 2005 - Launching of Vehicle Import and Certification FAQs and Status Report on Pending Import Eligibility Petitions

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 23
September 2004 - Maintenance of RI Registration

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 22
September 2003 - Maintenance of RI Registration

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 21
September 2002 - Maintenance of RI Registration; New renewal fee $455 and requirements for RI; Renewal for FY 2003; New division code NVS-223 in mailing address; New Fee Schedule for FY 2003; New requirements for VSA-80 and VSA-81

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 20
October 2001 - FMVSS No. 401, Interior Trunk Release; Mail; Acknowledgement Letters; Credit Cards; Statement of Conformity (Attachment .pdf)

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 19
August 2001 - Maintenance of RI Registration

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 18
December 2000 - Penalties; Recalls; RI Regulations

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 17
September 2000 - Service Insurance Policies; Maintenance of RI Registration; Statement of Conformity; FY 2001 RI Fees; Recalls; Quarterly Recall Reports; Certification Labels; Conformity; Packages Returned; Petitions; Canadian Eligibility Numbers; Contracting Out

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER 16
First 16 newsletters as one HTML file.

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 16
May 2000 - Service Insurance Policies; Vehicle Titles; RI Information at NHTSA Web Site; Recalls at Time of Importation; Recall Notification; Part 573 Recall Reports; Incomplete Vehicles;Salvage Vehicles; Record Retention; Payment of Fees by Credit Card; No Contracting Out; EPA Certification; FMVSS No. 201 Upper; Occupant protection in interior impact

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 15
November 1999 - Statement of Conformity; Conformity Packages; Certification Labels; RI Information at NHTSA Web Site; Electronic Speedometer or Odometer; Motorcycle Conformity Packages

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 14
September 1999 - Listing of Model Year 2000 High-Theft Vehicle Lines (.pdf); Daytime Running; Lights (DRL); High Theft List for My 2000; Maintenance of Ri Registration; Odometer Labels; Recall Search; Recalls; Fees; Monthly Fee Statements

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 13
May 1999 - Canadian Import Process; Post Importation; Civil Penalty, Revocation/Suspension of Ri Registration, Seizing of Vehicles; Conformity Packages; Cover Sheet for Conformity Packages; Marking Odometer KM; Motorcycle Importation; Change of Facilities; US Phone and Fax Numbers; Importation for another RI; Certification Labels; Statement of Conformity; Electronic Entry

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 12
August 1998 - Recalls; Approved List; Renewal; Fees for FY 1999; Credit Cards; VSA-1; Incorrect ABI; Entries; Standards; Lamps; Internet Address; High Theft List; FMVSS No. 126, Truck-Camper; Loading; Newsletters; Canceled Standards

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 11
September 15, 1997 - Recalls; Canadian Eligibility Numbers; Information Available on Internet; Preparation of Conformance Package; Brokers; Incorrect ABI Information; Addresses and Telephone Numbers; Fees; Payment of Fees; High Theft Vehicles; Electronic Bond Release; Four (4) Enclosures; Reference Information

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 10
December 20, 1996 - Forfeiture of Bond; Petitions; VCP Petitions-Capable of Being Modified; Submission of Conformity Packages; Vehicle Type; Recalls; Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Internet Website; New Fees; Reference Information; FMVSSs; Regulations

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 9
June 18, 1996 - Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Statement of Conformity; Eligibility List; Code of Federal Regulations; Federal Register Online; Office of Safety Assurance; Importing; Mexican Vehicles; 30-Day Hold Period; Submission of Conformity Packages; FMVSS 208 and Canadian Vehicles; Time to Modify; Just a Reminder

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 8
January 3, 1996 - Speeding Up Processing of Registered Importer (Ri) Petitions, Applications, and Compliance Packages; Background Information for Registered Importer (Ri) Program; No Subcontracting; RI must Certify; Change of Address; Modification Facility; Vehicle Entry Bonds; Reference Information; FMVSSs; Regulations

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 7
September 25, 1995 - Do It Right; Clarification of FMVSS 214 Requirements; NHTSA Monitoring; Quick Review; Submission of Certification Packages; Renewals; Compliance Reviews; VISA Credit Card Now Accepted; Reference Information; FMVSSs

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 6
April 3, 1995 - Registered Importer Obligations; Side Impact Protection (FMVSS 214); Code of Federal Regulations; Theft Marking; Recalls; Reference Information; FMVSSs; Regulations

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 5
August 30, 1994 - Renew Soon!; Publicity?; Further Guidance for Eligibility Petitioners; Additional Eligibility Determinations

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 4
June 30, 1994 - Ultimate Responsibility; Another Eligibility Update; Importing for Resale; Fee Submission Methods; Need Improvement; Expedite Processing; Why Automakers Oppose "Bootleg" Exports

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 3
May 27, 1994 - 1993 Edition of Code of Federal Regulations Now Available; Guidelines for Eligibility Petitions; Eligibility Update

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 2
April 29, 1994 - Alert Notice; Record Set for Number of Registered Importers (RIs); Many Range Rover Models Not Eligible for Importation; Reprints of Regulation Parts 591 & 592 Now Available

REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 1
March 15, 1994 - Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) Required on all Petitions; Verification of Recall Campaigns in Effect; Mercedes-Benz Air Bag Systems in Non U.S. Cars; Copy of Contracts Required by OVSC