Transport Canada has advised that effective August 1, 2020, certain fees associated with the department’s RIV program will be increasing.
Vehicles required to be registered with the Registrar of Imported Vehicles (RIV) using Form 1 or Form 3 will be subject to the following increases:
Vehicles entering the RIV Program with a Vehicle Import Form (Form 1 or RIV e-Form 1):
- Increased from $310 plus Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Quebec Sales tax (QST) to $325 plus GST and QST, for vehicles entering Canada through a port of entry in Quebec.
- Increased from $310 plus Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Provincial Sales Tax (PST) or Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) to $325 plus GST/PST or the HST, for vehicles entering Canada through a port of entry in any other province or territory.
Vehicles entering the RIV Program with a Vehicle Imported for Parts Form (Form 3 or RIV e-Form 3 — parts only vehicles):
- Increase from $95 plus GST and QST to $100 plus GST and QST, for vehicles entering Canada through a port of entry in Quebec.
- Increase from $95 plus GST/PST or HST to $100 plus GST/PST or HST, for vehicles entering through a border crossing in any other province or territory.
The RIV program, which came into effect on October 1, 2000, requires all vehicles newer than 15 years old imported into Canada to meet Canada’s rigorous vehicle safety specifications.
The Registrar of Imported Vehicles is a private third-party that administers the RIV program on behalf of Transport Canada.
Vehicles subject to the RIV Inspection include but are not limited to: Trailers, Restricted-use Motorcycles, ATV’s, snowmobiles and low-speed vehicles
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