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There are brands that have special programs for foreigners: Mazda (Foreign Resident Program) All European brands (VW, BMW, Mercedes, Audi) There are dealerships that might have specific programs allowing foreigners to lease (I know about some Ford dealerships). There are special companies that can help foreign nationals get a car lease Expatride ...


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The dispute is over 3 months "rent" so I doubt you will have much success. If the landlord has the last month rent and a months rent security deposit, as is common in the States, the best you can hope for is to get released from one months rent. The landlord will probably fight for utilities and insurance. Your best bet a to ask nicely and explain the ...


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You should be aware, if you are not already, that it is not necessary to have a valid visa to remain in the US. The visa only needs to be valid when you enter the US, whereupon you are given a period of authorized stay by the immigration officer. That date may be written or stamped into your passport, and it will be on your I-94 form, This I-94 form is ...


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Yes. To register you need a confirmation from the landlord called "Wohnungsgeberbestätigung". You can find pre-prints online, also some in English. With that form you register at the "Bürgerbehörde" or "Einwohnermeldeamt". It is definitely possible as part of a WG (shared flat), in fact I am registered that way right now. Just ask your landlord as soon as ...


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It will depend on the contract you have sign with the landlord. Generally they don't like losing money on the lease and if they don't have a special provision for early lease termination you may be on the hook for money. There are several options that may be available for moving out early but if you don't want any financial consequences in the US (for ...


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I used ExpatRide with great success. They can assist expats with any make or model available in the U.S. Before or after arriving in the U.S. I got a pre-owned BMW 5 series with manufacture warranty on an Open End Lease (which means that I can break the lease at any time at little or no cost). I was afraid to lock myself into a regular Closed End Lease ...


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Have you already chosen leasing as your best option for a car? Leasing has some attributes that might not make it a great choice. A lease is for a fixed period - usually two years. You are contracting to make monthly payments and there is no way out of that (well, repossession, but you don't want to go there). There are also mileage limits and wear and tear ...


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I've heard from other members on here that leasing a car with a company like Intl Autosource is a good idea because not only do they specialize in serving foreign nationals without a credit history but they also report all your payments to the credit bureaus, which helps towards your establishing a credit history. You might also consider just buying a car ...


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