NEWS - Changes to Imported Vehicle Inspection Rules
Effective April 1, 2015, certain privately owned vehicles will no longer have to undergo a mandatory mechanical inspection prior to be licenced by ICBC. Under the New West Partnership Agreement, vehicles imported into BC from Alberta and Saskatchewan meeting the following conditions:
- The vehicle was last registered in either Alberta or Saskatchewan to the person making application for the inspection exemption;
- The vehicle has a “normal” status (not rebuilt, salvaged or written off) reported through the Inter-provincial Records Exchange (IRE) system;
- The vehicle is either:
- less than 4 years old from the date of manufacture; or,
- has been inspected as part of an NWP government inspection program and has passed the mechanical safety requirements within the previous 90 days
will be exempted.