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extension of carnet?

Hi everyone, does anyone knows about carnet extensions, I have a carnet issued in Australia, valid for one year but will need to extend it, problably in USA or central America. Where would it be the easiest? and the cost?
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You do ALL carnet extensions via your issuer only.

Where from - any major city that has good courier connections is fine - you courier it back to your issuer, they renew it, and send it back to you.

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We had our Australian Carnets renewed. They were issued in Canberra but we applied through the NRMA in NSW so you are best to contact the RACV or whoever first issued the carnets. The problem is that they will only issue a 3 month extension. Cant remember how much it cost but if you need longer you are perhaps as well to get a new carnet issued.
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hi
you don't need a carnet anywhere in the americas, hence there is no need to extend it if you are between alaska and tierra del fuego after 12 months.

i used my carnet through the middle east and africa and then shipped my bike from cape town to new york. my carnet was stamped out of south africa. the bike entered the usa on a 12 month temporary import permit.

i sent my half used carnet (which still had 2 or 3 months validity) back to the AA in england and discharged it, upon which i received my deposit back.

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Thank you all for your help, Chris, your information are perfect as the Americas are my last leg.
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Am not sure where you are planning to arrive with your bike in the Americas. Pretty much all the land borders do NOT require a carnet, BUT some of the sea (or airport) customs might. Please check the HUBB (do a search) and check the 'trip planning' section of the site.

For example: Ecuadorian regulations seem to change daily, depending on the luna cycle/ whether the customs chappies have gotten out of the right side of their bed that morning etc etc. My good friend, Ricardo Rocco of the Quito HU community will know the latest. Contact him nearer the time it might become relevant.

In Latin land, just remember the words: 'Importacion temporal por favor.' Customs officers in Latin land like CdPs because it means less work for them. So it is good to help them trim their waistline by promoting the work ethic. Just ask them politely to follow their own regulations (i.e give you a temporary import permit and/or write the bike details into your passport) and all is fine.
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