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      11-17-2009, 02:32 PM   #1
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Can a non-US resident lease a car in the US?

Can anyone confirm? Thanks.
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      11-17-2009, 04:11 PM   #2
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where will you be driving the car?
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      11-17-2009, 06:26 PM   #3
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I see Illegal immigrants driving all the time. You shouldn't have a problem.
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no........you have to import the car into Canada. For a lease, not worth it.

For financing, plenty of good deals to be had. My brother's last 4 cars have been from the US (he lives in Toronto).
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Thanks for the comments. A friend (non US citizen) is studying in the WA and wants a car for a couple of years. Instead of buying one now and selling it after two years, i thought it might be cheaper to lease one. I don't see a definite answer above, anyone know for sure whether it can be done? I don't think you can finance as a non-US citizen so it's either pay cash for it or lease it.
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you can finance (i did) and you can also lease
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as a non citizen, you can lease a vehicle from the US.... as long as you have a valid student/work visa.... meaning you have to be a resident somehow... not on a tourist status or visa.
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very nice, thanks for the help!
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Can anyone confirm? Thanks.
you should really ask a dealer on this one!
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yeah but do they have enough credit to even pursue a lease? or will YOU co-sign?
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yeah but do they have enough credit to even pursue a lease? or will YOU co-sign?
Interesting, definitely something to think about! No, I am not co-signing.
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Speaking from my own personal experience, the term of any lease or finance deal cannot exceed the time remaining on your specific visa.

Quick and obvious example, if you have 2 years left on your visa (be it of the work or student variety) they won't do a 36 month deal, since technically you have to get out before you'd finish the payments.
He is 100% correct..........
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