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      12-22-2012, 04:21 PM   #11
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Drives: No M3 right now
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Soon back in Texas

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Update: no trouble with the daytime running lights with RIV or Alberta inspection.

Extra info regarding the import for those that might be interested:

Went to bond shed (Canada Customs warehouse in Calgary were US goods arrive, cars were put in the warehouse);
Picked up bond shed paperwork, went to main Customs Office elsewhere in Calgary;
Paid GST and Duty on CAD value less 10k (as I have owned the vehicle for a while);
Paid RIV fees (just over $200), went and retrieved vehicles (also imported wife's Honda);
Canadian tire completed inspection, they faxed passed certificate to RIV (paid $16 Alberta tire recycling fees):
Went to Alberta registries, paid $10, this gives you the green light to go get the Alberta inspection completed;
Alberta inspection $100 to $200 depending where you go. I paid $100;
Passed, took passed certificate back to Alberta Registries;
Was then able to get Alberta plates ($72.45)
Passed with flying colors!
RIV sticker arrived today; affixes to door pillar stating vehicle is Canadian Certified.
One minor hiccup - recall clearance note must be less than 30 days old. Had to get a refreshed note from BMW.
Take all your paperwork, ID, etc. to all appointments, you never know exactly what they'll need to see!