Vehicle ownership in the US is managed by the States, not the national government.

Many US states have vehicle registration requirements that are difficult or impossible for international visitors to meet.

Montana is the best state for non-US residents to own a vehicle.  Why?

  • Montana doesn't require a US driver's license or social security number to own a vehicle,

  • Montana doesn't have any vehicle inspection (emissions or safety) requirements, so you can buy your vehicle anywhere in the US, and it never has to come to Montana to be registered here, and

  • Sales tax on vehicles in Montana is 0%. And since sales tax is due where a vehicle is registered, not where it's purchased, owning a vehicle in Montana can be hundreds (or thousands) of dollars cheaper than owning a vehicle in another US state.

Montana does, however, require a presence in Montana in order to register a vehicle here.

To meet this requirement, creates a Montana Limited Liability Company (LLC), owned 100% by you.  This LLC counts as your Montana presence, and facilitates a Montana vehicle registration.