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Gia and joe

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Posted: 06/13/19 07:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My wife and I want to buy a class A in the USA do we need to be American citizens to register a vehicle. Can we do this from australia

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Yes. visitors from other nation states can purchase, register, vehicles in the USA. Your Australian drivers license is valid for a visit.. you are welcome, your citizenship in Australia is welcome in all of the Americas, from Canada to Argentina.
Visit consulates and embassies for clearance.

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Actually, your best bet is to establish a USA address using a mail forwarding service. With that address, you can buy, register, and then insure your vehicle. I suggest Dakota Post in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. They will guide you through the processes.

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Friends of ours from OZ have come over to the US a couple of times for extended visits and have bought a car each time. After traveling around the country for several months, they sell it. No need to establish an address in the US.


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Insted of doing it from Oz , fly in here . You should be able to buy , register and insure in one day in most states !Bring me a small kangaroo !

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You need a US address to register it too. Easiest method is to form an LLC to act as your holding company. There are pros & cons to each state but Montana makes it very easy. No need for a vehicle inspection. Form the company first then do everything in the company name. The one time formation fee is not too bad. The annual fee after that is quite small. I would be wary of involving a third party such as a dealer in anything other than the sale of the unit.


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If your not aware all states do not have the same laws. What may be a problem in one state may be fine in another. You will have to check with the state you plan on buying you vehicle.

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Veebyes wrote:

You need a US address to register it too. Easiest method is to form an LLC to act as your holding company. There are pros & cons to each state but Montana makes it very easy. No need for a vehicle inspection. Form the company first then do everything in the company name. The one time formation fee is not too bad. The annual fee after that is quite small. I would be wary of involving a third party such as a dealer in anything other than the sale of the unit.

That's way too much trouble for a one time visit and on top of that it doesn't give you any tax saving or real liability protection for how & what they will be doing. If buying for a business, maybe . Maybe if there is an attorney looking at this post they will chime in .

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I want to thank everybody that took the time to reply. Your information is really helpful and inspiring. At this time we are still a couple of years away from retirement age so we are still in the planning stage. We actually plan to purchase something decent and affordable and put it in storage during the winter months That way we can bounce back and forth over the next few years. There is way too much in your country to see in one trip.

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