But before selecting that address, you need to first select which state you want it to be in .Since your legal address is no longer dependent upon your physical location – you get to choose which state to declare your intentions of being domiciled at.Residence simply requires bodily presence as an inhabitant in a given place, while domicile requires bodily presence in that place and also an intention to make it one’s domicile.Each states sets its own rules as to what constitutes ‘bodily presence’, leaving you with the task of proving your intent.
But never fear – you don’t have to let a little red tape keep you tied down.
Most everything you do, will require having a permanent address.
For US citizens, you need a legal address to handle things like a driver’s license, vehicle registration, passport, banking accounts, credit cards, insurance, filing taxes and so on.
Smartly setting up this “home base” can give you a strong foundation to travel from.
Most of the obstacles center around one critical choice – where will your legal permanent address be if you’re no longer maintaining a fixed home?