visitor.us formed a Montana Limited Liability Company (LLC), owned 100% by Dave and Jane.
By way of this LLC, Dave and Jane then had a presence in Montana, allowing him to register a vehicle there.
Montana is the most advantageous state for non-US residents to register a vehicle for two reasons:
- Vehicles registered in Montana never have to physically enter the state, so visitor.us could arrange registration while Dave and Jane were still in Colorado, and
- Vehicles are taxed where they're registered, not where they're purchased, so Montana's 0% sales tax rate let Dave and Jane keep more of their funds for their visit.
visitor.us put an insurance policy in place for Dave and Jane, and they were able to complete the purchase of their Ford F-250, which they affectionately christened "Red."
Colorado dealers can issue temporary registrations, valid for 30 days, so Dave and Jane hit the road right away. The dealer mailed Red's title to visitor.us, and we proceeded with registration, then couriered their license plates to them en route, in Haines, Alaska.