Originally Posted by Jill
Ok we'll do that. We were told to take the customs form to the DMV but if the bill of sale works, we'll do that instead. Would love to get the exchange rate on the day we register as it has gone down about 5 cents since we paid for it!
Good ol' California DMV.
; Different stories at each office.
On our last trip to a DMV office (Ventura), we had with us the customs cert., signed/final bill of sale, and also a copy of our cancelled checks, and a printout from XE.com showing the exchange rate for each day that we paid something.
Our DMV person ended up using ETI's final bill of sale (probably the clearest document to read), wherein ETI's staff had indicated what we paid in Canadian dollars and what the US Dollar equivalent amount was on that date.
They shouldn't be using the exchange rate for the registration date, because the registration fees/taxes are based on what you actually paid.
Edit: Oh, Yeah. And be prepared: imported 'anything' now gets a review by an office manager, then all paperwork gets sent to the DMV state office in Sacramento. You get a temporary sticker for the back window of the tow vehicle.
We got our license plate and pink slip about 40 days later in the mail.