Dealers routinely perform NYSI on their stock of new and used vehicles without a permanent registration. Provided you can get your car or truck SAFELY AND LEGALLY (say via tow truck or trailered), it should be possible.
If you'll be registering the vehicle in person @ DMV, you will receive a ten day temporary inspection decal, to give you adequate time to locate a registered shop to perform the permanent inspection. The vehicle you're buying MUST not have a check engine light or air bag warning light on, or it will fail.--
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