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Buy a new Volvo in Canada and import into US

I’m a retired California attorney. While I practiced, I represented several private vehicle importers. While my knowledge isn’t current, the little research I did to prepare this answer shows the ...
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Can we buy a car in the EU as American citizens?

In France, it is possible for tourists to lease a "transit temporaire" vehicle. This is a scheme whereby a new car for use by non-residents can be registered tax free, and is then rented to for a ...
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How easy is it to find a manual car in North America?

In the US, not so easy to find except for sports cars or very low end. You will not find a US high or middle market sedan or SUV with a manual transmission. Having said that, American, Japanese ...
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Relocating to France with EU-registered car

Once you are deemed to be a resident, you're not allowed to drive a car registered abroad (except if the owner of the car is also present), otherwise it would be too easy to circumvent all the other ...
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How easy is it to find a manual car in North America?

In general it's not a problem to find a manual car here in Canada. 8 years ago When I came over from Europe I got a used Hyundai Elantra. Kijiji lists ~95k automatic and ~15k manual cars for sale. But ...
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How to buy a car without SSN for someone on a student/travelers visa

In California you can apply for a driver's license without a SSN if you can prove legal presence (e.g. an F visa) but are ineligible for a SSN. Once you become eligible for a SSN you must obtain one ...
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Can a foreigner register a car in Baja California (Norte)?

I haven't read/seen a source for this yet, but a lawyer friend of a friend has told us the following: I cannot own/register a car in Mexico without a Mexico driver license. I can drive a Mexican ...
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Expatriating to Switzerland with your own car

I am living in Liechtenstein, but the country shares the same customs law of Switzerland (Customs union). I moved here with my car, and I register at the custom as a moving item, so I paid no tax on ...
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How do you get a German car registered in Belgium?

Your friend would, in any case, need a Certificate of Conformity (CoC) for the vehicle he is purchasing. This is available for every new vehicle sold in the EU since around 1996 and states that the ...
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Importing used car from Italy, how to get export plates

I asked the dealer in Italy the other day, who contacted the agency through which they do the registrations. Turns out EE plates have been abolished some time ago. Therefore the only options are: If ...
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Reverse incomplete car importation before car is registered and ownership is transferred

After a bunch of phone calls, a visit to the DMV, and another bunch of phone calls here is what I got: 1) US-CBP (none importation/exportation expert): you need ITN and AES and you gotta export the ...
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Can I use a Canada-licensed car for the NJ road test?

A vehicle licensed in Canada cannot be used for a New Jersey driving test. The New Jersey Driver's Manual says this on page 34: ROAD TEST CHECKLIST No practice driving is permitted on the test course ...
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Buy/Register car in Mexico

I was waiting to see if anyone with actual facts to offer would answer this, but since not I'll offer an opinion that may be a little light on facts. As in the US, in Mexico vehicle registration and ...
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Entering the US with car using J-visa

The answer is yes, to both questions. To the second, of course you can leave your car in the US when going home for visits. It just needs to have met all the legal and regulatory requirements (tags, ...
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Bringing my parents car to Denmark

There is a process, a form to complete, and a payment (DKK 400), with comprehensive all the information found at SKAT.dk Application for permission to drive a foreign-registered motor vehicle in ...
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Moving my car to Tijuana, Mexico from the US

Yucatan Expatriates Services posts the details on how to take your car into Mexico (including a print version). I have no affiliation with YES. How to Bring your Car into Mexico By Yucatan ...
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UK MoT, tax and insurance in Ireland

If you have an address in Uk and still are a UK resident, possibly here on temp work\contract, then the Customs will let you get away with it. If stopped, they will look up your tax records and see if ...
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What are the most practical ways I can get a car for 6 months in Addis Ababa?

In the end, me and my girlfriend made a deal with a cab driver to drive us to work in the morning and back home in the evening. Reasons First and foremost, the traffic is quite different from what I'...
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Driving a car in the UK which registered to a family member in another EU country

Per Hughes Guides, which publishes UK technical traffic & criminal legal guides: Foreign Vehicles in the UK by K. Mark Hughes Foreign registered vehicles from any country may be brought ...
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How should I transport a few cubic meters from TLV airport to where I live?

One option is renting a van. You would need either an Israeli driver's license in the appropriate category for the van's weight/size, or to rent from somewhere that offers a van+driver combination. ...
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What's the process for purchasing a used car in Austria?

The parts about buying, insurance, and the Vignette sound fine. Nothing important to add here imo. About the check by Öamtc etc.: Not exactly sure about the insurance requirements, but this is ...
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How long can I drive a company EU-registered car in the UK?

Here is your answer : If you become a resident or stay for longer than 6 months you must register and tax your vehicle in the UK https://www.gov.uk/importing-vehicles-into-the-uk/temporary-imports
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UK car registered in France

If the car is still registered, taxed and even insured in the U.K. as you indicate, who is going to ask questions? But set up an M.O.T. as soon as possible, and try to carry evidence of the booking. A ...
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How can I drive a US purchased and financed car in Canada for 2 years?

It is a principle of Westminster constitutions that whatever is not prohibited by law is permitted and the common law of the Anglosphere has long held that any ambiguity is resolved in favour of the ...
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How can I smog check my car on Vancouver Island to renew my California Vehicle Registration?

According to this California government web site, 4.4 My renewal notice says my vehicle needs a Smog Check but the vehicle is located out of state and will not be back for many months. It's too ...
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Taxes when importing a new car from Spain into France

It sounds about right. Beside VAT, you may also have to pay the “environmental surcharge” (“malus sur les véhicules les plus polluants”) depending on CO2 emissions. The system is designed to work that ...
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UK car registered in France

ANPR cameras at the UK ports and in Police Cars will flag the car up as no MOT very quickly and there will be other problems if you have SORNed it in the UK. The UK authorities have wide powers to ...
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How easy is it to find a manual car in North America?

I haven't looked at the used car market in a long time but when I was car shopping in 2013 I started out looking at manuals. Everybody I looked at had some but only at the low end of the scale and ...
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Change in law? EU students and driving cars in the UK

On the europa.eu page you linked it says: Students If you are a student in the United Kingdom from another EU country you: do not have to register your own car with the authorities ...
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