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Old 11-21-2014, 07:05 PM
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Hi,

Wondering what processes I need to follow if I plan to take my x3 to Canada for a weekend visit.
What info will they require?

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Old 11-22-2014, 09:22 AM
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To be certain I would call the appropriate agency. It wouldn't hurt to have your lease docs with you if you're worried, otherwise I am sure it happens thousands of times a day.

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Old 11-22-2014, 11:05 AM
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I visit British Columbia all the time. The Canadians don't ask many questions. Often they only ask "do you have anything to declare?". They seem to be on the lookout for BC drivers trying to buy things and not pay duty. The Canadians sometimes ask if you are bringing in any guns. For the most part, don't try.
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Basically, you really only need your auto license, registration and proof of insurance.

But you are restricted in the amount of liquor and cigarettes you can bring in to Canada. And don't forget to bring your passport for re-entry into the US.

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Old 11-22-2014, 01:50 PM
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Basically, you really only need your auto license, registration and proof of insurance.

But you are restricted in the amount of liquor and cigarettes you can bring in to Canada. And don't forget to bring your passport for re-entry into the US.

Tom
The U.S. allows a passport card or enhanced driver's license, but technically not a regular driver's license. Only a few states have enhanced driver's licenses, such as WA, NY, MI, and they all require an extra fee to get it.

Don't be confused if the police ask for a yellow card. Simply explain that your insurance company no longer issues them and says that your state proof of insurance is adequate. As recently as two years ago, US insurance companies provided proof of insurance on a special yellow card with English and French on it.

Also be aware that if you have a drunk driving conviction, Canada may bar you from entering.
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As a Canadian I can tell you do not,repeat, not bring any firearms. We don't have the 2nd Amendment!

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I will assume you don't have summer rubber on your X3?
Some provinces have strict rules on what tires you have on for certain times of the year, for certain snow heavy areas.
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