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Offline JEC

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Carnet Requirements USA, Canada, South & Central America's
« on: December 07, 2016, 01:05:14 pm »
Can anyone tell me if as a South African registered bike you would require a Carnet for the USA, Canada or any on the South and Central American countries??
 

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Re: Carnet Requirements USA, Canada, South & Central America's
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2016, 08:46:54 am »
No.  No carnets anywhere.  They would be more trouble than they are worth because the border agents have rarely seen them.  You just get you TIP in and out of each country.  No cost.

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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2016, 08:56:42 am »
Watch for scam artists at the CA and SA birders who will try to sell you "passes" and multiple country insurance schemes.  Don't fall for it.  They are very convincing, have fake badges and fake papers but just FYI.  They are VERY PERSISTENT and you will have to decline forcefully and rudely.  It's part of the game.  It does become tiring though.

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Re: Carnet Requirements USA, Canada, South & Central America's
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2016, 09:04:30 am »
Can anyone tell me if as a South African registered bike you would require a Carnet for the USA, Canada or any on the South and Central American countries??

Rather check with the AA, a vehicle carnet is called a Triptique.

It saves a lot of hassles and individual deposits for each country

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Re: Carnet Requirements USA, Canada, South & Central America's
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2016, 08:09:46 pm »
I did that trip last year, from Alaska to Argentina without a carnet.  I'm sure you could use one if you wish, but there is NO need.

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Re: Carnet Requirements USA, Canada, South & Central America's
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2016, 04:01:22 pm »
I did that trip last year, from Alaska to Argentina without a carnet.  I'm sure you could use one if you wish, but there is NO need.

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Apologies, I based my opinion from my experience of importing vehicles into RSA on the odd occasion since 1988.  Just so much easier with a Carnet but maybe it's different in the Americas.
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Offline spankme

Re: Carnet Requirements USA, Canada, South & Central America's
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2016, 04:32:50 pm »
you need for Africa not the USA