One of the usual queries of car buyers nowadays is about the means on how to import a Nissan Skyline to Canada. The car model is definitely one of the most popular and sought-after car models globally. The popularity can be attributed to the exposure the car enjoys in racing video game Gran Turismo. Since the inception and inclusion of the Nissan Skyline in the Sony video game, car owners and aficionados all around the world have longed to live the virtual reality through owning one.
Alas, the car is not usually manufactured in global regions. Thus, for any Canadian to be able to own one, he needs to go to Japan and buy the car from Nissan itself. To import a Nissan Skyline to Canada, there are several legal and appropriate procedures that should be abided. And mind you, those steps are not always easily and conveniently done.
The best and safest way when you aim to import a Nissan Skyline to Canada from Japan is to hire an importing broker, which would do all the necessary measures and processes. The company would take care not just of importation but also of other legal and documentary requirements like registration of the vehicle into your name.
Just like any importation transaction, you would have to prepare an ample amount of cash to get the job done. Among the common breakdown of costs required are the de-registration/ exportation charges, shipping costs, customs and registration fees, vin application and necessary processing expenses, inspection fees, taxes, inter-shipping costs to Canada and of course, the basic service charges of the importation company. These you have to shoulder on top of the overall price tag of the Nissan Skyline you have purchased offshore.
On the average, it would take about six to eight weeks to import a Nissan Skyline to Canada. From the time you have actually bought the vehicle in Japan, count four to six weeks before the vehicle is shipped to Canada. On board the ship, the car would reach the port in about 10 to 20 days. It would take three days for inspection by customs people and another 10 days for Canadian safety inspection. Expect further delays if repairs would be required by inspectors.
One last thing before you close the transaction. Vehicles that are 15 years and older after manufacturing date are allowed for Canadian importation. Thus, you should make sure this requirement is dealt with before you import a Nissan Skyline to Canada.