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Old 01-24-2014, 01:18 PM
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I'm a Dutch exchange student who studies at the LSU for 5 months.

Because the public transportation in Baton Rouge isn't the best, I bought a car. But now I'm experiencing big time troubles trying to get the car registered.

My situation is as follows:

- In order to register a car (and to get license plates) you need to have an american drivers license or state ID.
- In order to get a Louisiana state ID or drivers license, you need to have 180 days left on your visa. Which I do not have.

I do have the title of the and I was also able to get insurance with just my Dutch driver's license. But I just can't find any legal way to drive it.

Right now I'm driving it without license plates. But I have no idea what the cops will to if i'm pulled over.

Any advice on what to do next?
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Old 01-25-2014, 05:06 PM
Location: Denver
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The police will impound it, and depending on the officer, they can take you to jail. I wouldn't suggest driving it, or it will spiral into a much larger problem but I do sympathize. The only thing I can possibly suggest would be to contact higher officials who may be able to bypass the policy.
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Old 01-26-2014, 06:59 AM
Location: Louisiana
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Sell the car to a good friend and have them register it . Reimburse them for the expenses and drive it until you leave . You were going to sell it anyway , just do it earlier .
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