To title and/or register a vehicle that has been imported into the United States, the vehicle must meet the rules of importation required by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). An application for a Tennessee title and/or registration must be supported with the following information:
Persons needing to verify the manufacturer listed on the MSO/MCO by the vehicle identification number (VIN) may do so through NHTSA's Web site by clicking on this link.
For a list of frequently asked questions regarding vehicle importation and certifications, please click this link to be redirected to NHTSA's Web site.
Note: The information above does not apply to vehicles coming into Tennessee from another state (previously titled). These vehicles would have already complied with all NHTSA requirements.
References: Tenn. Code Ann. Sections 55-2-107, 55-17-109 and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.