Create a presence in Montana
One US state is the best state for international visitors: Montana.
Forming a Montana Limited Liability Company (LLC) is the easiest and most cost-effective way to establish a presence in Montana, so that you can register a vehicle here.
- Your LLC name must be distinguishable from existing Montana LLC's
- Your LLC must contain the phrase "LLC"
If your LLC name request is rejected because it is not distinguishable from existing Montana LLC's, we'll request an alternate name via email.
Not all LLC's are businesses. Many people use LLC's for non-commercial reasons, such as holding title to a piece of real estate - or a vehicle.
Most visitor.us customers use their LLC's solely to register and own a vehicle in the US.
This allows us to receive mail - such as your vehicle's Montana Title, and any tolls or tickets you might receive during the course of your visit - on your behalf.
When you use visitor.us to register a vehicle in the US, we act as your LLC's Registered Agent. We file your LLC's Articles of Formation when you sign up, file your LLC's Annual Report if you wish to keep your vehicle for longer than one year, and file your LLC's Articles of Termination when your visit is complete.
Filing your LLC's Articles of Formation and Articles of Termination is included in your Registration Services fee. If you wish to keep your vehicle for longer than one year, filing your LLC's Annual Report is included in your Annual Renewal fee.
If you have given up your home address, and are traveling full-time, the most recent address where you lived full-time is sufficient.
Payments, which can be made with a credit or debit card, are processed by our secure payment provider, Stripe. visitor.us does not store your information.
The process is easy and safe: our secure identity provider, Stripe, collects an image of your driver's license and a selfie. visitor.us does not store your information.
If your desired LLC name is already taken (or indistinguishable from an existing LLC), we'll request an alternate name via email.
visitor.us does not own any portion of your LLC - it's all yours. We simply act as its Registered Agent.
(Not all drivers of the vehicle are required to be owners of the LLC. For example, you might pay for the vehicle yourself, but want your travel mate to do some driving. In this case, you can add your travel mate to your insurance policy as a Named Driver without listing him or her as an LLC owner.)
What you receive when visitor.us forms your Montana LLC
When the Montana Secretary of State approves your Montana LLC, it will issue two documents: your LLC's Articles of Organization and your LLC's Certification Letter.
Articles of Organization
- LLC Name
- Registered Agent
- Members (owners)
This document provides your LLC's corporate identification number, and serves as evidence that your LLC is approved and active.