Four Easy Steps
(And one more if you want to sell, keep, or export your vehicle)
1) Create a presence in Montana
In order to register a vehicle in any US state, you need a presence in that state.
One US state is the best state for international visitors: Montana. Why Montana?
Creating, owning, and shutting down a Limited Liability Company (LLC) is low-cost and low-hassle. And visitor.us will make owning one super easy for you.
2) Buy Your Vehicle
You can buy your own vehicle, or use visitor.us to broker the purchase for you:
Or maybe you want to kick the tires on a couple of motorcycles for sale at a dealership, then buy the one that suits you.
Or maybe you want to take over an RV from a friend or family member in the US.
visitor.us can help with registration and insurance for a vehicle that you purchase yourself.
visitor.us is a licensed auto broker. We buy and sell vehicles on behalf of international visitors to the US every day. We act as a trusted middleman, buying the vehicle from the seller, and selling it to you at cost, plus our brokerage services fee.
visitor.us' brokerage services are only available for vehicles sold by dealers at this time.
3) Register Your Vehicle
Hiring visitor.us to register your vehicle in Montana has a number of advantages:
Every state in the US requires a human to physically visit the Department of Motor Vehicles for an initial (non-renewal) registration.
We stand in line at the DMV every day - let the registration experts stand in line for you!
But when you use visitor.us, you'll receive a 40-day Montana Temporary Registration Permit, which will allow you to hit the road while your registration is in process.
Simply print your Permit, attach it to your vehicle's rear license plate holder, and start your visit!
4) Insure Your Vehicle
visitor.us can help arrange auto insurance for your vehicle, even if you don't have a US driver's license.
Auto insurance for a vehicle owned by a Montana Limited Liability Company (LLC) is relatively straight-forward. Policies are personal insurance policies (as you're not conducting commerce, such as making deliveries or driving for a ride-sharing platform).
You are listed as the "Named Insured" on your policy, and your LLC is listed as an "Additional Insured Interest," which means that the LLC owns the vehicle, and is furnishing it to you for your personal use.
You're not locked into visitor.us' insurance scheme. You're free to shop around - we'll even tell you which American insurers don't require a US driver's license.
(Plus 1) Sell, Keep, or Export Your vehicle
To an individual: To get the most value out of your vehicle, list it on Craigslist, Facebook, or with a good old-fashioned for-sale sign.
To a dealership: Don't have time to wait for the right individual buyer to come along? Bring your vehicle to a dealership (or several!) to get an offer in less than an hour.
To a wholesale auction: Want to drop your vehicle and head to the airport like a rental? Drop your vehicle off with our wholesale auction partner, Manheim, who has 100+ locations, located conveniently near major international airports.
You can store your vehicle anywhere you want - with a friend, at a self-storage location, or at a full-service facility that keeps your vehicle in road-ready condition.
visitor.us renews your registration annually for an affordable flat fee.
visitor.us can help you ship your vehicle overseas, so you can enjoy it at home.
Can't make it to the US? No problem - we can arrange insured overland transport for your vehicle from the seller to the overseas shipper.
(Export services are available for all used vehicles, but only certain makes of new vehicles.)