Buying a Car With No Driver’s License
International drivers holding valid driving licenses from their home country may be eligible to purchase cars in the United States; however, additional steps will need to be taken in order to title, register and insure them legally. Some lenders may even deny financing because someone who legally cannot drive is owning and operating it.
Private sellers tend to be more accommodating when it comes to making sales than car dealerships; however, they will usually still require that someone with an valid driving license accompany you when taking possession of the vehicle off of their lot. This way they can sign off on paperwork verifying you as the legal owner of it.
Registering the vehicle under another person’s name can help solve this problem, although this will require sharing ownership and liability with them – this might include family or staff from your company, as well as anyone needing transportation for work or activities. It also presents an option for people requiring caregiver assistance who require transportation for work or activities.
Auto insurance is mandatory in the United States for drivers. Migrant drivers will face extra difficulty when applying for coverage since many insurance companies require proof that they hold a valid U.S driving license prior to providing coverage. Luckily, some firms specialize in offering coverage even without such documentation.