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Should you rent or buy?

Calculate the cost of renting vs. buying and selling and decide for yourself

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Freedom. It's what America is all about.

And it's what you get when you purchase a vehicle in the US.

Buy and Sell

Coming for a one-time visit?
Buy a vehicle and sell it when you're done.

Buy and Keep

Coming for multiple visits?
Keep your vehicle in America for as long as you want.

Buy and Export

Want to take your vehicle home with you? No problem!
Have it shipped to your doorstep.

Any vehicle you want

Your visit, your vehicle.
New or used. Car, motorcycle, RV, truck, van. Buy any vehicle for sale in America.

Anywhere you want

Want to go off-road?  
How about Mexico?
Take your vehicle anywhere you want!

Ditch the rentals

Rentals don't let you do any of this. That's just...
Un-American.

International visitors researching the rules, regulations, and laws for buying, registering, and insuring a vehicle in the United States of America

Learn how to buy, register, and insure a vehicle in the US

Consult our state-by-state guide and learn the process in America.

Here's how people are using visitor.us

Get help from the experts

Don't have an address, a driver's license, or proof of residency in any US state?

visitor.us can help. Here's how.

International travelers taking a road trip around the United States of America in a car that they own.

Own a company that's a US resident, even if you're not.

Buy a vehicle and register it to your company.

Company ownership is easy and hassle-free.

Company Formation

visitor.us forms Montana Limited Liability Company (LLC), owned 100% by you.

Vehicle Purchase

Purchase literally any vehicle for sale in America.

Insurance

visitor.us provides a quote for insurance that covers you, your vehicle, and your Montana LLC.

Vehicle Registration

visitor.us registers your vehicle to your Montana LLC.

Vehicles are taxed where they're registered, not where they're purchased. Montana's sales tax is 0%.

Your vehicle never has to physically enter Montana.

Frequently asked questions

Timeline questions

How long does it take to set up a Montana LLC?

Setting up a Montana LLC can be done in as little as 2-3 business days.

Driving in the US questions

Can I drive in the US on my foreign driver's license?

International visitors holding an un-expired driver's license printed in English (or printed with English translations) may drive anywhere in the United States.

As a practical matter, law enforcement needs to understand your name, your date of birth, and the status of your driver's license in the event of a traffic stop or other incident. Therefore, if your driver's license is not printed in English (or was not printed with English translations), it is strongly suggested that you obtain an International Driving Permit (IDP) before driving in the United States.

IDP's supplement, but do not replace, original driver's licenses. The United States treats them as a translation of your driver's license.

Visa and Tax Questions

Will owning a company in the United States jeopardize my visa status?

Owning a legal entity in the United States (whether it's an LLC, B-Corp, C-Corp, S-Corp, or other entity) constitutes a company-shareholder relationship, not an employer-employee relationship. In this sense, owning all of the shares of a private company is no different from owning a single share of a public company (such as Apple, for example).
Visitor-type visas (B1, B2, etc.) prohibit employment in the United States.

Does owning a company in the US create tax implications?

Income taxes are due to the extent that your company generates income.

Most of our customers buy a vehicle and sell it at a slight loss - i.e., they don't generate any income at all.

Furthermore, in 2020, the income threshold for filing a US federal tax return was $12,000. Those that earned less than that threshold during the calendar year were not required to file a return.

Owning a company in the US does not, by itself, create any income tax liability or require you to file a tax return.

Is this legal?

Yes! Owning a vehicle via a Montana Limited Liability Company is 100% legal for non-US residents.

Each US state requires its residents to register their vehicles in that state according a specific timeline (usually within 30 or 60 days of obtaining residency in that state).

Residents of California (for example), risk citation and fines if they own a vehicle via a Montana LLC.

Non-US residents, by definition, are not bound by any US state's vehicle registration requirements.

Want to learn more?

Take the visitor.us quiz and learn how to buy, register, and insure a vehicle in the States relevant to your visit.