I live in Boston MA with a TD visa. I don't want to buy a car in USA. Can I drive my Canadian car (car registered in Canada) here? How long can I drive it? How about car insurance? Any detailed information about this?
According to the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles:
You must register your vehicle in Massachusetts as soon as you become a Massachusetts resident. The law does not provide a grace period.
You therefore need to register your vehicle in Massachusetts. This page from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles details the process for transferring your registration and title.
There are some additional documents needed to register your Canadian vehicle:
Used Vehicles from Canada
To title a used vehicle from Canada, you must present all of the following:
- Registration and Title Application Original Canadian Province
- Registration Certificate or previous Certificate of Title if from Nova Scotia (Nova Scotia is the only Canadian province that issues Titles)
- Bill(s) of Sale providing a complete chain of transfers and ownerships
- One of the following U.S. Customs Entry Forms:
- CF 3299 - Declaration for Free Entry of Unaccompanied Articles
- CF 7501 - Entry Summary
Car insurance would be purchased normally through any car US car insurance provider. Do expect to pay more, as your Canadian driving history likely won't transfer over. When I moved to the United States from Canada on a TN, I paid very high rates for the first few years until I built up US driving history.