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Can non-immigrants buy a car?

Old Nov 17th 2006, 2:58 pm
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Hope someone can help me...if I'm a UK citizen who plans to travel throughout the United States (non-immigrant status), can I legally buy a car? I'm looking at getting a real crappy one once I'm in the States as it would be more convenient (and cheaper) than flying from city to city. Can anyone tell me if I can do this?
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Old Nov 17th 2006, 3:04 pm
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Hope someone can help me...if I'm a UK citizen who plans to travel throughout the United States (non-immigrant status), can I legally buy a car? I'm looking at getting a real crappy one once I'm in the States as it would be more convenient (and cheaper) than flying from city to city. Can anyone tell me if I can do this?
yes it is legal to buy a car.

however problems will arise by purchasing insurance and having an address in order to have the title mailed to you and other such beauracratic nonsense.
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yes it is legal to buy a car.

however problems will arise by purchasing insurance and having an address in order to have the title mailed to you and other such beauracratic nonsense.
Hmmm. Cheers. If I need an address, could I use my American girlfriend's, or does it need to be my own? I know that for certain things you need to prove 90 days residency but I don't know if this is one of them.
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Hmmm. Cheers. If I need an address, could I use my American girlfriend's, or does it need to be my own? I know that for certain things you need to prove 90 days residency but I don't know if this is one of them.
give the money to your girlfriend to buy the car in her name and insure in her name.

you can drive her car and be covered by her insurance with "permission" by the car owner and policyholder.


that'll be your best bet.
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Hmmm. Cheers. If I need an address, could I use my American girlfriend's, or does it need to be my own? I know that for certain things you need to prove 90 days residency but I don't know if this is one of them.
depends on the state....Manc's suggestion in her getting it would be the easiest approach though.
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