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1. Posted by VadimG (Budding Member 2 posts) 36w

Hello everyone,

My name is Vadim, I am from Russia. I am playing pro hockey in USA for couple of years already, and now Im considering buying a car. I just dont know if it is possible for foriegners, and if it is - how the whole process with inssurance and registration looks like.
Any information and advice would be apreciated.


2. Posted by SpicyKenneth (First Time Poster 1 posts) 35w

Hey Vadim! I am Kenneth. Buying a car in America is easy if you have the right documentation. I am no expert but I am certain that foreigners can obtain a car. From what I know (I am only 16 and have been driving for about a year now) proof of insurance is the biggest part of buying a car. Also you are going to have to get a driver's license in order to drive that car. I'm sorry for the minimal help, but it is all that I know.

Ps. I really want to travel to Russia, It seems like a very interesting place. I know some of the language and have been studying the language for a few months now.

Anyways, good luck on your car!

3. Posted by TeflonCDN (Full Member 129 posts) 35w

I don't see why you would have any problems if you have a residency permit and a green card. Call your local DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles and should tell you what to do.


4. Posted by VadimG (Budding Member 2 posts) 35w

Thanks a lot for the information!

Documentation is exactly the problem. I dont have a green card, team just applies for a p1 visa for me before the season (this type of visa allows me to get paid) but it is only valid until our season is over, and I cant get paid by any other organisations. So I always go back to Russia for the summer.

By the way, do you guys think it is possible to find a car that will not break down in a week for a cost of 2000 dollars? I am pretty limited financially (minor pro players font make a lot). I am just trying to get an Idea of what to expect and if Id be able to afford it.

P.S. Russia is beautiful, but very different, you should expect a big culture shock :) But if you will have a chance to visit - let me know, I ll help with any info I can + Im from Moscow, so I could be a decent guide

Anyway, thank you for the information and advices!

5. Posted by TeflonCDN (Full Member 129 posts) 35w

Then look up threads by VegasMike.. he has helped lots of people.


6. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 2000 posts) 35w

Look for vegasmike6. He lives in Las Vegas and has helped lots of people buy cars. Haven't seen him on the site lately, though, so don't know if this is because of health, or if he's just gotten busy with other things.

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