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21. Posted by FreddyMorcos (Budding Member 2 posts) 2y

Quoting sherrie.melton

Yes. You can own a car in USA. Then you need to get driver’s license through any online traffic school to know the traffic rules and to have a safe driving in USA.

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22. Posted by Deazoni (First Time Poster 1 posts) 2y

Hi Mike,

I'm interested in buying a car in the US and then exporting back to Europe after my vacation. Could you help with some info please? Do i need an address in the state i buy the car? What state is best for registering a vehicle etc, sales tax wise? Do i need a US DL?


23. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 2y

I will send you a PM with my thoughts.

24. Posted by bichodepat (First Time Poster 1 posts) 2y

Hi, I'm from Chile and i'm looking to buy a RV in US in order to travel around Latinamerica and Europe. Is that possible?, its so expensive ? Thanks in advance

25. Posted by sarahsherhols (Inactive 8 posts) 2y

You can buy a car but need US address. And also for renting a car you don't need an address but you do need a DL.

26. Posted by emilyfrew (Inactive 9 posts) 2y

You can get a license but you can't buy a car unless you a US address.

27. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 2y

Quoting emilyfrew

You can get a license but you can't buy a car unless you a US address.

It is not easy for a visitor to obtain a DL. Many states now require proof that you live at that address. Bring in power bill, gas bill, etc in your name at that address. A vaild address is always a concern for a visitor. That is why over 25 TP members have made the trek to Vegas for my help. I let them use my address, take them around to look at vehicles, obtain insurance and register their purchase. We have done it in 1 day, but I usually tell them to allow-2-4 days to buy, insure, register something worthwhile.

28. Posted by jessebrown03 (Inactive 5 posts) 2y


Yes, a foreigner can easily buy a car in USA if he has an appropriate Visa or Other legal documents to stay in USA.

29. Posted by kathersiam (First Time Poster 1 posts) 1y

My partner and I are from Australia and we'll be flying into LA early May for four months. We've been finding it difficult to find any information on how to purchase a car and any help would be appreciated. We have questions such as what paperwork needs to be filed to register (Smog, proof of ownership, ect) and any difficulties that could arise. We have a contact with an American address, however they live in Missouri so it may be hard for us to get any proof of address.

30. Posted by Clausa (First Time Poster 1 posts) 1y


I have a us address in jersey city and want buy a car, because I am traveling a lot to us because of work. What paperwork do I need?

Any think I need to look for insurance and so on

What the price own a car here