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No resident address, how to get one?

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1. Posted by gatsu (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y

gatsu has indicated that this thread is about USA

Hello,
My US company asks me a resident address. I am not a US citizen and I work with a visa. I travel a lot and stay on hotels. Thus I do not have a fixed abode.
Currently I am not on US thus I do not have even an US hotel address.
It seems that I cannot use a post office box.

Can I use a mailbox?
Do I really need an US address?
What are my solutions?

Thank you

2. Posted by jeantyc (Budding Member 70 posts) 5y

There are companies that allow you to rent a mail box and you use their storefront as an address

http://www.theupsstore.com/products/pages/maiandpos.aspx

3. Posted by gatsu (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y

Is-it legal to use a mailbox regarding the IRS, US immigration, my company, ...?

4. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 5y

Quoting gatsu

Is-it legal to use a mailbox regarding the IRS, US immigration, my company, ...?

I do not think it is. You need a residence, not a PO box. Here in Nevada, DMV will not send a vehicle title to a PO box. Same with a US passport. A residence, not a PO box.

5. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1989 posts) 5y

If you get a mailbox at a place like the UPS store here in California--it doesn't count as a mailbox--since it is a private residence and you just are renting a portion of it.

The thinking here is that there are homeless people--and even they need to qualify for a way to get a drivers license (presuming they still have a car)--and so they do allow it from what I understand (besides who would know if you don't put the name "PO Box" on your address)

Just put the address of the UPS store--then use the PO Box by putting #XXX where XXX is the box number.

So for example, you'd put:

John Doe
123 Main Street, #456
Anywhere, CA
USA

[ Edit: Edited on 12-Dec-2010, at 21:38 by Calcruzer ]