Alberta Registration (Out of Province)

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Alberta Registration (Out of Province)

Post by breelion » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:24 pm


A friend of a friend is selling a Delica in great condition for a good price and I would love to potentially purchase it. However it is located in BC and I am in AB. A mechanic I emailed told me that it is currently impossible to register a JDM in Alberta from Out of Province or Out of Country. Can anyone confirm this?


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Post by matty_rees » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:31 pm

Hey breelion,
Have you made any headway on this? I am in the same situation and spent the afternoon contacting shops in Calgary trying to find one that will do an out of province inspection on a van currently registered in BC. I had no luck. Some shops told me they haven't been doing inspections on JDM vehicles for several months now.

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Post by CalgaryMcLean » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:59 am

Pro-Active Automotive does Out of Province inspections.
Kensington Auto completed an Out of Province on my Delica last year.

Makes no difference if the van is coming from BC or from Japan, it is the same Out of Province inspection.
Some shops will let vans slide through without compliant headlights. Neither of the above will.

I get the impression that some of the BC shops are a little slacker with their inpsections, so just because it passed in BC doesn't automatically mean that it will pass in AB.

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