I don't think it matters. I ended up in an email exchange with the dealer because they weren't sure exactly what I needed. The dealers themselves are restricted from selling bikes for export (new at least, not sure about used), but there are no rules about provided basic information like this. edit..... I was dealing with BMW Atlanta (Georgia). It may be different with border dealers as they have more experience with the whole Canadian thing. Canada is such a tiny market though, it wouldn't even register with anyone south of New York.