Can I buy a car?

I am relocating to New Jersey in a couple of weeks from Singapore. My question is will I be able to buy a car right away whilst I wait for my documents to be approved and get a NJ license? I have an international license. The cost of renting a car for a month is somewhere aroung $1000, whis is a waste of money if I can put it towards a car of my own.

Any ideas??

Many thanks in advance,


Generally, yes, although you will need to check with the New Jersey department of motor vehicles because the rules about drivers licensing and car registrations vary immensely state-to-state. I know from personal experience that you can do it in my home state of Montana, but I can’t speak for New Jersey.

If you have cash you won’t have a problem. Getting a loan may require more paperwork.