Q. How do I import a vehicle to the US?


National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Resources:

  • Import rules for vehicles and equipment  

  • Rule for re-importing US vehicles

  • Form HS-7 "Importation of Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Equipment Subject to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety, Bumper and Theft prevention Standards"

  • Rules for importing a Nissan Skyline or Mercedes Smart Car

  • Rule for importing a right-hand drive vehicle

  • Rules for importing a motorcycle, scooter, or ATV  

Contact NHTSA Vehicle Import Division

  • Email: importandcertification@nhtsa.dot.gov 

  • Phone: 202-366-5291

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  • Last Updated Jul 13, 2017
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  • Answered By David Martin

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