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No resident address, how to get one?

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1. Posted by gatsu (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

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 73 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

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) 6y Star this if you like it!

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

4. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3573 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

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 (Travel Guru 1999 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

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 ]