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Old 02-05-2014, 05:22 AM   #1
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buy motorcycle with tourist Visa? be legal to cross borders

Hello everyone,

here is Teo and I have a simple question.
Can I buy a motorcycle in Canada with a Tourist visa ?
If so I will be allow to cross the borders ?
Used or new does make any differents other then price?

The documents I will have will be my passport and the international driving license and my italian license.

I was no able to see any other questions similar to this one anywhere.

I know everyone buy it in the Usa but for other reasons Im cosidering to buy it in Canada.

Thanks everyone and if u are interested U can see my (then became our)last "little" trip video, nothing proffessional of course :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAQYPGtjKSo

ps
Im in the camplist in Italy , the one close to Milan :) U are welcome till May , after we will hit the road again

Cheers
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Old 02-05-2014, 08:21 AM   #2
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Yes you can buy a motorcycle in Canada being a tourist. It helps to have some one here to help you with it. Alberta seems to be the easiest province to buy and insure a bike.
I helped a biker from Belgium buy a bike last spring he rode for 3 months and then sold just before going home.

I would offer to help you but I will be riding in Europe starting the end of April on an Irish bike I bought and stored in Spain.
Hopefully some one will help you with the purchase.

Where will you fly to? Canada is a big place and each province has different regulations.
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:45 AM   #3
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Hello thanks a lot for your answer and your offer.
Well the cheapest tickets are for toronto and montreal, but for 100 usd more I can fly to Vancouver then in case move to Alberta from there.

Do U have any idea how long it takes to do all the paperwork ?
and this Belgium biker did cross the borders ?

Thanks a lot

Teo
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:04 AM   #4
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Yes he crossed into the US in Alaska. The bike was a used 2003 KLR. It was registered into his name and the Insurance was purchased here in Calgary. the registration( plates) took only 20 minutes and the insurance took 30 minutes, this of course was with my help. Once you have all the paper work you are perfectly legal.
check for used bikes on Kijiji.
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:55 AM   #5
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Amazing news thanks a lot.

Do u think is that easy even with brand new bikes from the shop ?

Pitty we will not cross each other this time
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Old 02-05-2014, 01:30 PM   #6
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I did it in BC (a bit harder than Alberta as they only allow 3 months reg at a time). I then rode into the US with BC plates, when the the registration expired I re-registered it in the US.
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Old 02-05-2014, 02:06 PM   #7
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Two Kiwis called a dealer here and had two Yamahas plated and ready to roll across the country on the TCAT. Flew in on a Sunday and rolled out on Monday headed west with Newfoundland plates.
Which borders are you looking to cross?.
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All you need in Nova Scotia is an address and I'm sure inmates would be more than glad to help you with that. Good luck
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:36 PM   #9
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Buying the bike is easy. Insurance will be the harder part, and what you will need more assistance with. Each province has their own insurance providers and rules, so you will need local knowledge for that, in advance. Some provinces like Alberta are "easier" to obtain it in for foreigners.
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Hello everyone,

here is Teo and I have a simple question.
Can I buy a motorcycle in Canada with a Tourist visa ?
If so I will be allow to cross the borders ?
Used or new does make any differents other then price?

The documents I will have will be my passport and the international driving license and my italian license.

I was no able to see any other questions similar to this one anywhere.

I know everyone buy it in the Usa but for other reasons Im cosidering to buy it in Canada.

Thanks everyone and if u are interested U can see my (then became our)last "little" trip video, nothing proffessional of course :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAQYPGtjKSo

ps
Im in the camplist in Italy , the one close to Milan :) U are welcome till May , after we will hit the road again

Cheers


Yes.

No.


No.

Cheers.
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:47 PM   #11
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Yes.

No.


No.

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The answer to question 2 is not "No" it is "Yes" - I have done it.
I am trying to buy a bike and register in Alberta - Edmonton. Unfortunately the more I get closer to it I realize how difficult it is and its impossible.

Every insurance company is asking for alberta class 6 licence, every other insurance says NO without knowing what the are asked about.

You can register if you buy from a dealer and you have the following documents

Yes. You can get registration if you bring the following to Registry:

1. Original Bill of Sale

2. Insurance for that vehicle
3. Valid Passport
4. Valid Foreign License from your home country
5. Valid International driver License

6. Proof of address or an address in AB

But the insurance guys are the drama queens now....

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Hello everyone,

here is Teo and I have a simple question.
Can I buy a motorcycle in Canada with a Tourist visa ?
If so I will be allow to cross the borders ?
Used or new does make any differents other then price?

The documents I will have will be my passport and the international driving license and my italian license.

I was no able to see any other questions similar to this one anywhere.

I know everyone buy it in the Usa but for other reasons Im cosidering to buy it in Canada.

Thanks everyone and if u are interested U can see my (then became our)last "little" trip video, nothing proffessional of course :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAQYPGtjKSo

ps
Im in the camplist in Italy , the one close to Milan :) U are welcome till May , after we will hit the road again

Cheers
You can buy a motorcycle as a visitor and register it in the registry as the below information sent my the registry

You can get registration if you bring the following to Registry:

1. Original Bill of Sale

2. Insurance for that vehicle
3. Valid Passport
4. Valid Foreign License from your home country
5. Valid International driver License

6. Proof of address or an address in AB


Feel free to contact one of our clerk at 780-435-7800 if you have any question.

Edmonton Registry Services (South) Inc.
Unit #1, 9109 - 39 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 5Y2
Phone780-435-7800 | Fax780-435-2700


But Insurance is a big no..strange, will come back with more updates on this shortly.

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