- Foreign title or current original registration
- An original signed bill of sale (must identify the vehicle by year, make, and vehicle identification number) from owner to buyer
- Bill of sale must be notarized or signed under penalty of perjury
- The owner on the foreign document must show a foreign address. If an American address is shown on the foreign document, the current owner must establish title in their name before transferring ownership
- Secure and Verifiable ID of the purchaser is required
- DR 2698 Verification of Vehicle Identification Number
- A certified weight slip is required for the following used out-of-state vehicles:
All trucks, cargo vans, and motor homes weighing between 4,501 lbs. to 10,000 lbs.
All trailers over 1,900 lbs. except trailer coaches measuring 26 ft. or longer not including the hitch.
- A certified weight slip can be obtained from a facility with certified scales
- Odometer disclosure must be on a secure odometer disclosure form
- This form will be provided by the DMV at the time of titling
- One of the following U.S. Customs and Border Protection entry forms is acceptable as proof of customs entry: (a copy is acceptable)
- CBP 7523 — Entry and Manifest of Merchandise Free of Duty
- CBP 3299 — Declaration For Free Entry of Unaccompanied Articles
- CBP 3311 — Declaration For Free Entry of Returned American Products
- CBP 7501 — Entry Summary (Does not require a Customs Inspector’s signature)
- CBP 3461 — Entry/Immediate Delivery, HS-7 Declaration and supporting documents if the vehicle is non- conforming
- All documents written in a language other than English require translation. Anyone with knowledge of the language can write the translation.
- All translations must be signed and notarized or signed under penalty of perjury
- Documentation of purchase price
Custom documents are not required if a letter from the manufacturer indicates that the vehicle was manufactured to United States standards or proof is provided that the vehicle was previously titled in the United States. In addition to the above, titling a newly purchased vehicle will require proof of current insurance. When registering a vehicle for someone else, a power of attorney will be required.
For further information, you may contact:
U.S. Customs Service
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20229