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I am selling a truck and 5w trailer registered in Ontario to a USA citizen.
Looking for a broker to transfer the title from Ontario to Michigan.
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Transfers of title and brokerage can only be done at a port of entry. Physical inspection and verivication of serial and vin # at the border. Its not hard, brokers are like insurance agents, they insure its legitimate.

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SDcampowneroperator wrote:

Transfers of title and brokerage can only be done at a port of entry. Physical inspection and verivication of serial and vin # at the border. Its not hard, brokers are like insurance agents, they insure its legitimate.


Thank you SDcampowneroperator
where do I find a broker that can do it at the crossing near Detroit?

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google customs broker ( town ? ) mi. call them.

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For Ontario, unless it's changed, there is no actual title - there's registration (with something sort of like title information associated but it's less formal than is used in the US). In addition to the registration you may need to prove that you legally purchased the vehicle in order to get it titled in the US. This can be done easily by showing your proof of purchase from when you bought it. This establishes a chain of legal custody to show that the vehicle isn't stolen. If you use a broker, they may ask you for your proof of purchase.

Inherited a '56 TBird many years ago from one of my wife's relatives in Ontario. It had never been registered by that relative (it was a show car that was trailered to shows), so had no title. Because we inherited it, we didn't know where the original purchase information was and so could only prove that we had legally inherited it, but not that it had been purchased legally by the person that we inherited it from. Initially, we were also unable to locate the VIN on the frame (not always easy on a '56 TBird) and were only able to import it as a collection of car parts that just happened to be fitted together into a working car. That was a very interesting border crossing. [emoticon] Later, a TBird expert was able to locate the VIN (partially under the firewall) and we re-imported it as a car. Yes, there's a process for doing that, and there are small customs offices that serve as ports of entry in most major US cities, not just at border crossings. But even then, we still weren't able to title or register it because we couldn't prove that the person we inherited it from had legally purchased it. We ended up selling it for parts.


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atreis wrote:

For Ontario, unless it's changed, there is no actual title - there's registration (with something sort of like title information associated but it's less formal than is used in the US). In addition to the registration you may need to prove that you legally purchased the vehicle in order to get it titled in the US. This can be done easily by showing your proof of purchase from when you bought it. This establishes a chain of legal custody to show that the vehicle isn't stolen. If you use a broker, they may ask you for your proof of purchase.

Inherited a '56 TBird many years ago from one of my wife's relatives in Ontario. It had never been registered by that relative (it was a show car that was trailered to shows), so had no title. Because we inherited it, we didn't know where the original purchase information was and so could only prove that we had legally inherited it, but not that it had been purchased legally by the person that we inherited it from. Initially, we were also unable to locate the VIN on the frame (not always easy on a '56 TBird) and were only able to import it as a collection of car parts that just happened to be fitted together into a working car. That was a very interesting border crossing. [emoticon] Later, a TBird expert was able to locate the VIN (partially under the firewall) and we re-imported it as a car. Yes, there's a process for doing that, and there are small customs offices that serve as ports of entry in most major US cities, not just at border crossings. But even then, we still weren't able to title or register it because we couldn't prove that the person we inherited it from had legally purchased it. We ended up selling it for parts.


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