ICBC Locations that are IMPORT Friendly

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  1. Dah_Hunter

    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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    So anyone in BC that imported a car and got it registered knows that ICBC can be a headache.

    I thought we should have a Thread of locations that have staff that actually know what they are doing when it come to the registration of a Newly Imported Vehicle from Japan.

    Post the Location/Name/Other helpful info here.
     
  2. Wolfd89

    Wolfd89 Last in, first out

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    When I picked up my car in 2011, the vehicle was inspected by a small but import friendly shop on Crown Street called Crowntechauto, and the registration was done just down the road @ Axis Insurance in North Vancouver(located in the CAD tire parking lot) off Harbour Ave. The guy really knew his stuff, and had no problem registering my vehicle, the first of that model in BC. They towed the vehicle to the shop for about $50, and that were I picked it up. Total time spent in Van: less than 4 hrs.

    https://plus.google.com/110167743615613310041/about?gl=ca&hl=en

    Also, that shop is very close to a bus hub, so public transit was an easy affair.
     
  3. IMPUL

    IMPUL Collector of fine japanese lawn ornaments

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    Sussex insurance agency- 805 Boyd st Walmart ( inside)
    T.o.p. - and it's 5 mins from the docks. I was in and out in 10mins.
     
  4. Dah_Hunter

    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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  5. Dah_Hunter

    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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    Park Georgia Insurance Agencies Ltd
    Suite 1330-4151 Hazelbridge Way
    Richmond, BC V6X 4J7

    They are JDM friendly and know there stuff for Registering JDM's in BC.
     
  6. SilverStar

    SilverStar New Member

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    Anyone know of a good ICBC location in or around Richmond?
     
  7. _drew

    _drew New Member

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    I used the one right by the entrance to superstore (in the underground parking lot) on 3 road. No problems.

    130-4651 No. 3 Rd
    Richmond, BC V6X 2C4
    Located inside Superstore
    Phone: 604.270.2518

    or... use the one in richmond right above your post... hehe.
     
  8. SilverStar

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    Thanks

    I thought about that before I posted but was not sure,
     
  9. RyanV

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    I don't know if they are good at registration, but they are really good at issuing the temp permit. I probably got my permit faster from this location than anywhere else. However, it should be noted that I haven't been there recently, so things could be different:

    Coast Capital Savings
    Queensborough Branch
    Unit P200 805 Boyd Street
    New Westminster BC V3M 5X2

    It's located at Queensborough Landing, so it's really close to the docks (WWL).
     
  10. Dah_Hunter

    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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    My buddy Kyle that works as a ICBC Broker is great..

    He is working at Bay City Insurance
    Bay City Insurance
    Suite 103-15127 56 Ave
    Surrey, BC V3S 9A5

    In his spare time he Make Chain Mail. Like him on Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/Bcchains
     
  11. Dah_Hunter

    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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    The guys at this locaion are good with JDM's as well:

    Bay City Insurance Services Ltd
    Suite 102-20560 Duncan Way
    Langley, BC V3A 7A3
    (604) 530-2535
     
  12. Kombat0001

    Kombat0001 Steve

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    Ironwood Insurance Richmond (Cambie Location)
    11700 Cambie Rd
    Richmond, BC
    V6X 1L5
    (604) 271-5051

    Good with JDM's, the lady there speaks/reads Japanese
     
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  13. RyanV

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    BCAA
    4567 Canada Way
    V5G 4T1
    Burnaby, BC
    (604) 268-5533

    Mon - Fri: 9 - 5:30
    Saturday: 9 - 5

    I wouldn't say they are good, but they are willing to work with you. I wouldn't go here if it's your first JDM, but if you know how things are supposed to work you can get through it. They used to be really good, but they seem to have a lot of staff change over.
     
  14. Greg

    Greg Local Grumpy Moderator

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    For my TOPs and registration, I did it on the Island, in Duncan. I went to

    Coast Capital
    Beverly Corners Branch
    2749 Beverly Street
    Duncan BC
    V9L 6X2
    Main Telephone Number: 888 517-7000
    Main Fax Number: 250 701-4107
    Insurance Dept Telephone: 888 517-7171
    Insurance Dept Fax Number: 250 701-4107

    They were good. I got two TOPs from them, and got my registration done there as well, and they didn't even try to push a BC Assigned VIN on me.
     
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    Long shot here, but does anyone know of a broker in Nanaimo that know's what they are doing when it comes to registration?
     
  16. Garth

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    Thought I'd give this thread the old bump. Its been about a year since the last response and I'm just curious if people have been sticking with the same spots ITT.
     
  17. Dah_Hunter

    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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    I have taught all the girls here what to do:
    The Co-operators:
    Insurance Agency
    Address: 8590 200 Street #8,
    Langley, BC V2Y 2B9, Canada
    Phone:+1 604-455-5070

    and they are good at it now.
    I been going here 99% of the time now
     
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  18. notjon

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    I second that, they know whats up.
     
  19. silent112

    silent112 Ryan

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    Every time I go there, they ask me, do you know the tall dude?
    Or they'd say, ya he was just here the other day.
     
  20. Garth

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    Got 2 different 1 day permits from the following. Things went smoothly and considering they don't do it much the time wasn't bad. If you live near this area I'd recommend them.

    Britannia Agencies (1986) Ltd.
    2675 East 49th Avenue
    Vancouver, BC V5S 1J9