Customs inspections: Vehicles & boats

If you import a vehicle or boat from a foreign country and want to register it in Washington:

  • It must clear U.S. customs.
  • and
  • You must have U.S. customs or Department of Defense documents. These must:
    • Include the year, make, and VIN of the vehicle or HIN of the boat.
    • Be from U.S. Customs, not from a brokerage or foreign customs office.
    • Be signed and stamped by Customs.

Military personnel

If you licensed a vehicle or boat in a foreign country while you were on active duty, submit the Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin (MSO) or Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin (MCO) when you license it in Washington.

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