Hello all, I'm on my second JDM vehicle now and have learned a LOT when it comes to the state of Missouri. BOTH of them had already been titled in other states. So no, I am not versed in "newly imported" titling. Although I'm 99% certain that what I have done and experienced does apply. Overall? Not a really big deal. What throws Missouri for a loop is the short JDM VIN. They're wanting 17 digits and nope......our rides don't have that many. My advice is to go: Steps 1-5 are standard MO fare with some hints...….after that is what's different. 1. Make sure the title you received is filled out legibly, correctly and matches your ride to the letter! 2. If there is no spot on the out of state title for dollar amount? You'll need a notarized Bill of Sale stating the purchase price. 3. Out of state title will require an ID/OD or a safety inspection. Make sure, to the best of your ability, your ride will pass! And, if at all possible, take it to a shop you KNOW or one that is......for a lack of better terms....."car enthusiast friendly". It's not like you can bop down to your local Auto Zone and get the parts they might say failed you! 4. Take your Personal Property Tax papers, the inspection, proof of insurance to your local license office and treat it like any other vehicle. 5. They SHOULD okay everything, pay your fees, taxes, collect your plates and paperwork. You are now roadworthy in Missouri! Yay! You're not getting away that easy...... This is where it differs from normal vehicles: The state rejected both of my title apps because of that short VIN. Your rejection paperwork will arrive by mail and it tends to take nearly a month. They asked me to have a 551 form filled out by the Highway Patrol Inspector on both rides. Be proactive and BUY A Missouri 551 form-In both cases, I had to go to my local license office and BUY one about $27 (you're basically paying for the inspection below). CALL your local Highway Patrol Inspection/Testing facility immediately- and set up an appointment for a 551 Form/non-standard VIN inspection. Why the "rush"? My location can have appointments up to 2 months out! Depending on the time of year. So if you wait for the rejection paperwork......AND wait to set up an appointment? See where this is going? You're heading into 3 months......and no title in sight. And if by some strange luck you get an appt. earlier and done BEFORE your rejection paperwork arrives? GREAT! Then call Jefferson City and ask one of the nice ladies where to send it. Be one or two steps ahead. It took 4 months on my first and 2.5 months on the second (because they had a cancellation at the Highway Patrol and I slid right in) to get titles for mine. Hopefully I saved some fellow enthusiasts some headache.